Petak Sembilan Market is one of the best street markets in all of Jakarta. It is located right in the heart of Chinatown in Jakarta.
When you think of Chinatown in Jakarta, you think of Petak Sembilan Market. Unlike some of the other Chinatowns in Southeast Asia, Jakarta’s is still one of the most genuine. It still serves as a functional marketplace, where local merchants and shoppers still far outnumber tourists. The ambiance here is Southeast Asia at its finest.
Petak Sembilan Market is one of the most photogenic streets in all of Jakarta.
As you pass by Pasar Glodok and turn left onto Jalan Kemenangan Raya you will be immediately in the heart of the action. Petak Sembilan Market consists of numerous vegetable, fruit, seafood, meat, and traditional herb stalls situated along both sides of a narrow street.
Many of the stalls have exotic seafood such as sea cucumbers and octopi and interesting products for sale.
There are multiple extensions of the market into very interesting narrow alleyways that also have local vendors selling their products.
There are also Buddhist Temples situated along the Southwestern end of the market that encourage to walk through the entire strip.
People visit Petak Sembilan Market in Chinatown all the time throughout the day, but the best time is during the morning.
The reason why this is the case is that this is still a meat and seafood market. When the fresh catch of the day is brought to the market it has to sell early before it spoils.
Meat (chicken and beef) are also chopped up and sold at the market. Local shoppers know when the meat and seafood are fresh and that is in the morning.
Petak Sembilan Market
Opening Times: Everyday from 5 am – 4 pm (sometimes later)
Address: Jalan Kemenangan No.40, Glodok, Tamansari, RT.5/RW.1, Glodok, Kec. Taman Sari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11120, Indonesia