The Mangga Dua Mall Experience (Jakarta, Indonesia)


Your one stop destination for bargain shopping, ladies will want to be here the whole day. The gentlemen will want to leave after an hour.

Credits: cinzinc

Do you want to shop til you close down a store? Do you want to squeeze through other customers to get what you want? Do you want to read on? No? Yes?

Credits: cinzinc

I can assure you, everything you need and want is here! Even if you didn’t think about buying a particular product, you just might end up leaving this place with something not needed. Mangga Dua Mall is very popular in Jakarta. It’s complete, it’s cheap, it’s a shoppers dream. Despite its lack of modern interior design, exterior design, and maybe even electrical layout, a lot of people come here to shop. Even with the other newer malls in Jakarta, this mall is still recommended for being complete and cheap. How long has this mall been alive? I can’t exactly give you the dates but I remember accompanying my mom to this mall when I was in grade school, and this is where I bought my Nintendo Wii, so they’ve been around like forever!

It’s got everything from baby products, to rugs, to winter wear(even though we don’t have that season), to cars, you name it, they got it. How will you enjoy your shopping here? Bargain bargain bargain! If the first seller does not agree to your price for a certain product, move on to the next seller. One of them will bite! To enjoy your shopping experience, bring a credit card, or maybe $500 being the most. Sounds like too much? Don’t worry, you’ll leave with more. Each floor is assigned to specified products such as fashion, electronics, eyewear, etc. Trust me, you’d want to grab something to bite from all the shopping. There are a lot of food vendors, foodcourts, and people walking past you with refreshment in hand to sell. For the guys, if you’ve had enough of walking around with the ladies, I’d go for a smoke break in the parking lot, oh, it’s best not to drive here because parking is a pain in the behind. While you’re having a fag/refreshment in the parking lot, just go enjoy the scene, abandoned trains, the empty land spaces, homes of the poor. Well that’s enough for me to get away from the shoppers. Oh, there’s no need to dress fancy here, you’ll be squeezing through small spaces, people, so it gets hot at times. Bring your hanky! Ladies, you want a Louis Vuitton/Gucci/Versace/Long Champ/Nike/billabong/Lacoste bag/wallet/purse/luggage but can’t afford an original one, go here. There are a lot of choices, from “super fake” to “so real you wear it better than those who can afford it” qualities. Also, there’s a bridge-like pathway to the other side of the mall. Harco Mas, this is where all the I.T/digital products are, such as computers, cameras, electrical needs, gaming consoles, and more are located. Oh, you can even find gowns and suits here! There so much things in here, it’s best that you come here and experience it! Cheers!

written by cinzinc on 2010-03-25 in #world #locations #fisheye2 #lomolocation #mall #lc-a #lubitel-166b #shopping


  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    this place is a legend (for indonesian women)

  2. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    @adi_totp for tourists and expats as well dude! =)

  3. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    now that's jampacked! :)

  4. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    @panelomo yes it is, make sure u got bottled water with you. actually, when the seller knows you're serious, they'll offer you mineral water.hehe. maybe mrs.panelomo would enjoy this place.

  5. elindudut
    elindudut ·

    I know it is as you, cinzinc, the moment I saw the words MANGGA DUA.. I LOVE MANGGA DUA.. It IS a legend.. :D

  6. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    @elindudut hahaha! uv got the lomo eye!

    to others, see how she loves this place?! If ever you do come to Jakarta, you've got to shop here! =D

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    Gigantic !

  8. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    Jakarta is filled with shopping centers! u would be bored of shopping here

  9. callmechristy
    callmechristy ·

    mangga dua it's mean heaven for every woman..LOL

  10. callmechristy
    callmechristy ·

    mangga dua it's mean heaven for every woman..LOL

  11. syedo
    syedo ·

    hi i will be in jakarta mid oct for budiness trip. i will bring my family (mother, wife n sons (2,3 yo). So may i know is it ok to bring them here for shopping?what time the mall is open/close?TQ

  12. glenn
    glenn ·


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