Reblogged from my other blog The Heartlander Tourist.
Originally posted: 13 June 2015
Original content on this blog returns: 1 November 2017
All places have a variety of shopping establishments. You can tell a lot about a place simply by walking through the variety of shopping establishments, Jakarta is no exception.
The typical Jakarta shopping spot for the average person is the pasar (market in Bahasa Indonesia). Like most markets, you can get a variety of things here. Business in the pasar thrives on interpersonal relationships and small quantities. The owners are usually individuals or families.
These are street markets.
Right from the colonial period, there was already a division of the pasars the open ones like above were not as important as the larger ones such as the Pasar Baru (New Market), which when it was founded in 1820 was a new market place.
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