In the past 2 days, after a month of living in Jakarta, I finally got to explore a little bit in the south Jakarta and window shop instead of going around to buy boring necessities. I have taken some pictures of stores and malls to show to you. I’m very excited since I love seeing new stores and discovering my future favorite stores. Inspirations are everywhere in Jakarta which I am trying to absorb as much as I can.
I have gone to the area called Kemang, which is in South Jakarta. I love exploring Kemang as it is a neat little district that has many cool, hip, and modern looking stores, restaurants and cafes. I passed these stores as I was looking for other stores, so I decided to stop by.
The first store I walked in was “Pantry Magic“. The store sells kitchen items which reminded me a lot of Crate & Barrel. You can find anything you need in a kitchen and they are very stylish, too. The prices are about the same as in the States.
On the second floor, there is a modern furniture store called “nook”. Unfortunately the store was not open yet for the day. It looked more like a show room surrounded by glass walls. The furniture pieces are absolutely adorable. I need to go back there when the store is open, but I’m assuming that the prices are steep and out of our range, which is usually the case. You think that it’s cheap to shop for furniture in Indonesia, right? I find that it’s not the case (maybe they are cheaper compared to stores in the States, but still not cheap), especially in Jakarta. Maybe there are places where the prices are more reasonable, but so far I haven’t encountered those places yet.
Jl. Kemang Raya 14B, Jakarta 12730, Indonesia
It’s close to McDonald Kemang. The building for Pantry Magic and nook is located on the other side of the Jalan Kemang Raya. (If you come from the north, McDonald is on the right and Pantry Magic and nook is on the left.)
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