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Weekly 5: Bringing back home a piece of Jakarta

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, November 2 2012   /  07:57 am

Finding souvenirs in the concrete-jungle of Jakarta and its severe traffic congestion can be a hassle for both foreign and domestic tourists who may have only a day or two to spend in the capital city.

Below are some of the finest souvenir shops offering a one-stop solution for tourists to find mementos of the city.
(JP/Nadya Natahadibrata)
Jakarta Craft Center

Established in 2006, the Jakarta Craft Center is a home for the city’s creative minds to market their locally inspired handicrafts.

Located at the Jakarta Council for Handicrafts (Dekranesda) office on Jl. Abdul Muis in Central Jakarta, the center sells original Jakarta handicrafts including wooden crafts, handmade bags and hand-painted batik cloth with patterns of ondel-ondel (Betawi effigies) or masked dancers priced between Rp 250,000 (US$25.90) and Rp 850,000.

Every year, Dekranasda holds a ...