Pasar Baru or Passer Baroe or “New Market” is trading area centered on Jl. Pasar Baru, Sawah Besar, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. Pasar Baru was established in 1820 when the Governor-General Daendels in power. Pasar Baru is one of the oldest shopping centers in Jakarta. At first, Pasar Baru just opened on Monday and Friday, but as the number of European grew, the Pasar Baru finally opened every day. In general, Pasar Baru Shopping Center is divided into six main areas, namely Metro Pasar Baru, Metro Atom, Harco Pasar Baru, Pasar Baru, Istana Pasar Baru, and the Pintu Air area.
In the Metro Pasar Baru, you’ll find rows of clothing stores, jewelry, watches, optical goods, and others. In Metro Atom area, especially on the first floor, there is also a variety of stores that offer merchandise, such as batik and kebaya stores, drug stores, glasses shops, gold shops, salon supply store, tailors, and a baby store. On the first floor there is also a row of stalls selling a variety of culinary, as gudeg, raffles porridge, ice Sari Salju, and others. While on the second floor, visitors will soon be treated to elektronic stuff, especially the camera. Second floor Atomic Metro is very famous as the center of camera shops. While on the third floor from various types of clothing apparel children, teens, to adults, presented and can be purchased cheaply. Completing the third floor, at the fourth floor you will find many bookstores.
The uniqueness of Pasar Baru Shopping Center can be found in the Harco Pasar Baru. In this area there is store sell lenong equipment, complete with the makeup of the players, which is not found in other shopping centers. Unlike Metro Atom, Harco Pasar Baru only consists of three floors which has a slightly different row of shops, including meatballs outlets, salons, dance shoes stores and kebaya stores.
In addition to the above three areas, tourists can also go to the three area, namely in the area of Pasar Baru, Istana Pasar Baru, and the Pintu air. In the third area, visitors will find shops, cafes, and outlets that deliver merchandise that is different from the previous, such as shoe stores, fabric stores, vending outlets headband, musical instrument stores, sports shops and watch stores. Specifically in the area of Pintu Air and the Pasar Baru area, there are a few Indian merchants who sell various textile fabrics and curtains from India.
Besides shopping, every June 22, Jakarta held the “Festival Pasar Baru”, which was centered in the Ciliwung River adjacent to the market-place-and held from morning to evening. The event is presented in this festival among other things, drag race boat, race boat ornamental, cushion fighting over river, store race decoration, and race of modifications crocodile bread (Betawi traditional bread). That said, the Festival Pasar Baru is a continuation of the tradition of Peh Cun party organized by the Chinese community in Pasar Baru. First, Peh Cun was held on the 5th of the month 5 in the Chinese calendar. At the party, the Pasar Baru traders, whether Chinese or not, for a moment forgetting the trading activity and flocked to the edge of the Ciliwung River to enliven the tradition of organizing Peh Cun. The main events are often held at this party was a boat race to fight leafy bamboo stalks tied a handkerchief. An opion worth 32 cents a pack placed on a bamboo.
How to get here (see the route map):
From Tanah Abang go to platform 3 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai. Go to platform 3/5 and take Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota and stop at Juanda. Take a 10 minutes walk to the Northwest
From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai. Go to platform 3/5 and take Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota and stop at Juanda. Take a 10 minutes walk to the Northwest
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