Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pasar Mayestik

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This famous Pasar Mayestik is located at Kebayoran Baru neighborhood in South Jakarta, Indonesia, the new suburb of Jakarta and housed for a rich citizens. This market offered many good quality fabrics with reasonable price and you can find many professional tailors ready to sew your fabrics to party suit, a ball gown, The Kebaya,  office dress, bad cover, etc.

Pasar Mayestik Jakarta

Like others traditional a market at Jakarta, this market used to be slum, dirty and unorganized, but now, you will be surprise with its appearance. The original one was demolished and replaced by a big modern looking mall full with stalls, nice bathrooms and even a food court. The new one is 10 floors cover 6.905 M2 with air conditioning, escalators, lifts, security with CCTV, mosque, fire extinguisher, and one floor for car park. It houses 2.279 shops that sell variety of products range from anything related to fabric, vast array of batik, sewing supplies to costume making.  The Prices seemed quite decent and you can find a good quality of fabrics too.

First Floor at Pasar Mayestik Jakarta

Tired from shopping, there are still street food vendors occupied the pedestrian, you can try siomai, traditional panecake and so many others.

outside Pasar Mayestik

  • There is a flea market called Taman Puring near Pasar Mayestik.  You can find second hand goods, antiques, new fake brand stuff, tools, and many things.  Make sure the goods before you buy! bargain is advisable.
  • At basement floor you can find vegetable, meats, fruits and  others stalls. At ground floor, most of stall sold fashion. At first floor, you can find gold stalls, and at second floor, there are many tailors and garment and fabrics.
  • You can find some ethnic-Indian shops for making a Sari including a nice Indian seamstress.
  • Be ready to bargain. It is expected and you can usually get discounts, especially if you buy several pieces of fabric from the same store and activelly ask the owner to discount your shops.
  • Be willing to browse and browse until you find what you are looking for and sometime you will find the treasure you have been seeking if you look past the apparent chaos.
  • It is wise to be aware of your surroundings and make sure all your bags are closed.
  • Get there early. The shopkeepers are willing to help you and the crowds and the heat are bearable.
  • To avoid the biggest crowds, avoid the weeks preceding Idul Fitri and Christmas. It was  the worst times to visit if you get overwhelmed by the crowds.
Dress makers at Pasar Mayestik
  • This place is a paradise for most anything related to fabric, costume making, crafting and sewing supplies. There are huge variety of buttons and zippers,  all things ribbon,  appliqu├ęs, buttons many colors and textures, buckles, you name it, you can find it all here! Almost everything is organized by color and material and it’s like a candy shop for sewers.
  • It is best alternate place where people go for fabric shopping in Jakarta other than Tanah Abang. The prices are similar. Tanah Abang is sometimes cheaper but the quality of some materials is better in Pasar Mayestik. The place is less crowded and less traffic jam than Tanah Abang
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