Mangga Dua Shopping Center
One aspect of Jakarta's interest is shopping, which is said the most cheapest price tag in Asian big
cities. The popularity of Mangga Dua as a shopping center with cheap price reputation is not only
among the resident of Indonesia, but also for the people from many Asian countries to come to Jakarta
for shopping. This is especially for the products of clothing, ceramic and handicraft.
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Mangga Dua shopping area covers a wide area with the most crowded
traffic of cars and people. The area is bordered by
at the west is Jalan Gajah Mada and in the east is Jalan
Gunung Sahari, while in the middle is Jalan Pangeran
Jayakarta and Jalan Mangga Dua Raya where the shopping
centers are located. The construction of toll roads
and fly overs has made faster to reach the are from
airport and other parts of Jakarta, although to pass
the toll cars must pay not cheap fees.
Today, what is special for Mangga Dua, it is shopping!! Every one hears
the name will in reflex thinking of shops - shops and
all. The shopping area is consist of 6 main complexes
such as Mangga Dua Mall, Harco Mas Mangga Dua, Mangga
Dua WTC, The ITC Mangga dua I, ITC Mangga Dua II, Dusit
Mangga Dua and Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua. They are all look
as giant shopping mall with unlimited types of products,
as one to another without clear border.
Normally what are people looking in Mangga Dua are clothes
and electronic goods. According to shoppers enthusiasts
the best place to look for clothes in terms of variety
and price is the WTC Mangga Dua and the Pasar Pagi Mangga
Dua. WTC also has entertainment such as swimming pool,
hypermart, apartment and food court ( restaurant ).
While best place to hunt electronics are at Dusit and Harco Mas.
In the complex of Mangga Dua as a whole one can find
night clubs, just like those being offered in old town
to mention of them are Lido Palace inside Harco Mangga
Dua Plaza and Antik Discotheque at Jalan Pangeran Jayakarta.
Food court such as the Sarang Kepting at the front of
WTC Mangga Dua serves various crab dishes. Dim Sums
at the Taipan ITC Mangga Dua which is considered the best in the area.
For those who are looking for accommodation within the area of Mangga Dua or close to this area
both in term of accessaility and milleage, the following are some choices.
Within Mangga Dua area itself it is not available cheap or budget hotels, although such as Ibis
Mangga Dua is only a 3 star hotel, while Le Grandeur is 4 star hotel with the most expensive
rates using the advantage of its location. The availability of budget or cheap hotel in Mangga Dua
area which is the closest locate in the area of Pluit around 2 kms away from the shopping center.
Medium priced hotel is located at the China town the area around 2 kms away, or along Jalan Pangeran
Jayakarta, a main road leading from center of Central jakarta to Mangga Dua area. Hotels such as
Traveller hotel, Sparkz hotel are located in this area. It is not classfied as cheap or budget hotels
but medium category hotels.
Hotels close to Mangga Dua Shopping center
The existance of Jakarta city has parallel with the existence
of current provice of Banten and West Java in general as the
capital city of West Java province which is also known as
the Pasundan land. Both Banten Port city and Jakarta city
are located on the north shore of West Java read more
Accommodations are rich within Jakarta from cheap to luxury five star hotels are available in almost all parts of the city including hotels which are located close to the international airport of Cengkareng. For travellers who has not good flight connection can use some hotels available near airport.