Pasaraya Blok M is a shopping center in Blok M, an area of south Jakarta that is known for affordable malls that tend to offer locally-made and Chinese imported goods.
Pasaraya Blok M is popular with foreign tourists and expats living in Jakarta. Pasaraya Blok M is located in one of Jakarta’s best areas for budget shopping opportunities.
Batik is one of the big items in demand here.
Pasaraya Blok M is a multistory mall that has some department stores and a complete floor dedicated to Indonesian arts, crafts, souvenirs and organic products such as coffee and local delicacies.
This section of the mall is particularly popular with foreign tourists in Jakarta despite the mall’s distance from central Jakarta. It has an extensive collection of Indonesian paintings, puppets, masks and other artworks that are really interesting to check out if you are in this area of the city.
The selection of Indonesian-made Batik is also outstanding which makes it an excellent place to shop for high-quality shirts, blouses, and sarongs. If you want to see a large selection of batik, this is the place.
Pasaraya Blok M is a popular spot for buying Batik and other Indonesian-made products. When you enter Pasaraya Blok M you will first see the atrium near the entranceway. They sometimes have sales on the ground floor in the atrium.
As you go up the escalator you will pass some restaurants and department stores before reaching the Batik and souvenir sections. Although the quality of the locally-made products is pretty good, they are not particularly cheap. Be sure to shop around before purchasing items.
Pasaraya Blok M doesn’t only consist of an area for tourists good. The ground floor of Pasaraya Blok M has three or four cafes that also have outdoor seating areas. This area is great for working online and enjoying a locally brewed cup of kopi (coffee).
Pasaraya Blok M consists of many stories of shops. The bottom central atrium often hosts promotional events on weekends.
If you are looking for sporting goods or shoes Pasaraya Blok M has a few stores on the second floor that you can check out.
Prices here tend to be quite competitive in comparison to other luxury malls in Jakarta like Plaza Indonesia and Pacific Place.
You won’t find a cinema in Pasaraya Blok M, unfortunately. But Blok M Square (the mall next door) has one that features international and local movie releases.
Pasaraya Blok M
Opening Times: Everyday from 10 am – 10 pm
Address: Jl. Iskandarsyah II, RT.3/RW.1, Melawai, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160