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Shopping in Yogyakarta

Many curious goods are available in many places in this city. If you love timeless pieces, Yogyakarta is the home of batik, traditional wayang puppets, sculpture, ceramics and silverware. Countless handicrafts from outside Yogyakarta can also be found here. Don't be surprised if you bump into souvenirs from Bali or Asmat, often with better deal than if bought in those islands. Alternatively, as a constantly growing city, Yogyakarta has several stylish malls and trade centres that offer interesting goods and services at a reasonable cost.


  • Jalan Malioboro. A well-known shopping promenade and very popular among Indonesian as well as international tourists. Spans from the Tugu Station to the Sultan's square, Malioboro is 2km in length and home to hundreds of shops and street-stalls offering various kind of handicrafts. Starting on April 4, 2016 east side of Malioboro street until Ahmad Yani street is prohibited for motorcycle parking. Motorcycle Parking can be done at Abu Bakar Ali Area and there are 2 free shuttle buses from this area to Malioboro street.
  • Pasar Beringharjo (Beringharjo Market), Jl. Pabringan 1 (north of Vredeburg Fort). Beringaharjo is the largest traditional marketplace in Yogyakarta. The vendors sell many kind of goods, ranging from basic household items (vegetables, fruits, meats) to many kind of handicrafts.Haggle furiously.
  • Hamzah Batik (Mirota Batik), Jl. Ahmad Yani 9 (opp Pasar Beringharjo),  +62 274 588524, +62 274 518127, +62 274 547016. The large family-owned store offers plenty of handicrafts, not only from Yogyakarta but also from all part of Indonesia.
  • Dagadu (lower ground floor Malioboro Mall). Offers funny contemporary t-shirts and souvenirs that revolves around Yogyakarta people's culture.
  • Ciamis Art Shop, 153 Jl. Malioboro. Shadow puppets, masks, carvings, and more at fixed prices that are lower than in the market. Open from 9AM-1PM and 6PM-9PM.
  • Nadzar, 187 Jl. Malioboro. Huge souvenir shop specializing in batik, art, jewellery, and more. Has every souvenir you could imagine at fixed prices.

If travelling on foot is not your thing, you can ride the pedal-powered trishaw calledbecak, or the andong horsecart.

Warning: While Yogyakarta is safer than Jakarta, it's not free from pickpockets. Most of the time, Malioboro sidewalk is overcrowded. Take standard precautions to protect your belongings.

Shopping malls

While not as populated as Jakarta, Yogyakarta has several trendy malls which shows a glimpse of the alternate side of Yogyakarta culture.

  • Malioboro MallJl. Malioboro 52-58,  +62 274 551888fax: +62 274 588242. Yogyakarta's premier shopping mall for shopping in hassle-free, air-con comfort. Features a large Matahari department store, a Hero supermarket (B1F), a Periplus book store with a good English selection (B1F), and all the usual suspects of Western and Indonesian fast food (McDonald's, Pizza Hut, KFC, EsTeler 77, etc.). Home to the largest Dagadu outlet. to the largest Dagadu outlet.
  • Galleria MallJl. Jendral Sudirman 99-101,  +62 274 583661fax: +62 274 583711. A compact mall anchored by Matahari department store. The food court at the basement is popular among the youths. Features many interesting restaurant including KFC, McDonald's Express, Thai Express, Bakso Gress (Chinese meatballs served with noodles), Mie Nusantara, Bee's(Japanese Bento), Es Teler 77, Cheers Cup (assortments of fresh drinks).
  • Plaza Ambarrukmo (Amplaz), Jl. Laksda Adisucipto,  +62 274 274 4331000fax: +62 274 4331001. Located next to the historical Ambarrukmo Hotel, the huge 5 floors shopping complex features a Centro Department Store, Carrefour Hypermarket, Gramedia Bookstore, Timezone, 21 Cineplex, Bread Talk, Starbucks Coffee, Dagadu, etc. The food court is on the 3rd floor. ATM center is on the lower ground floor.
  • Ramai dept store and supermarket, JL Jendral Ahmad Yani 73 (along JL Malioboro),  +62 274-562482. 09.00-20.00. The least expensive A/C supermaket in Jogya.
  • Mirota kampus dept store and supermaketJL Simanjuntak 70,  +62 274-561254. 09.00-20.00
  • Progo - Pusat Kado, Alat Dapur dan Pasar Swalayan (Toko Progo), Jl. Mayor Suryotomo No.29+62 274 513419, e-mail:. 08.30-21.00. Has operated since 1968.
  • Jogja City Mall (JCM), Jl. Magelang KM. 6 No. 18, Sinduadi, Mlati, Kec. Sleman,  +62 274 530 5853. 10AM–10PM. Built by PT. Garuda Mitra Sejati at 2013, JCM is a shopping mall integrated with The Sahid Rich Jogja Hotel.
  • Hartono Lifestyle MallJl. Kaliwaru Raya No. 17, Condongcatur, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman. 10AM-9PM.
  • IndogrosirJl. Raya Magelang Km. 6,  +62 274 622040. 9AM-9PM.


  • Saptohoedojo Art Gallery. Jl. Solo km 9 (500m from airport). This fascinatingly weird sprawling complex houses an utterly eclectic collection of Indonesian art, ranging from abstract modern paintings and batik shirts throughgamelan instruments and stuffed tigers to Papuan tribal totems complete with the skulls of vanquished enemies. Everything is for sale and previous customers, pictures of whom are proudly pasted on the walls, include Pope John Paul II and the Dalai Lama. While the adjoining restaurant looks quite attractive, the food served is rather disappointing.
  • Tabubu Ethnic Music ShopJl. Saman, Block 2, no. 167, Rt. 06, Bangunharjo (off Jalan Imogiri Barat, a bit hard to find). They make and sell traditional musical instruments (flutes, drums, stringed instruments, etc.) from various parts of Indonesia. The shop is in the owner's house, and he is very friendly - just drop by and you can see and try the instruments he has on display. If you want to buy, however, you will have to make a custom order, as the instruments on display are not for sale. The prices are pretty good, starting at tens of thousands of rupiah for the cheaper flutes to hundreds of thousands for stringed instruments.
  • TjokrosuhartoJl. Panembahan Angkurat 58+62 274 375208. This handicraft shop opens its door for business in 1954 and still operating today. It offers a large selection of Javanese handicrafts such as wayang kulit (leather puppet), wayang golek (wooden puppet), batik, keris, silverware, sculptures, traditional outfits, etc.
  • Leksa Ganesha Batik GalleryTembi. Jl. Parangtritis 8.5 km Timbulharjo Sewon Bantul, Jogjakarta, Indonesia 55186,  +6274 646 3175, +62 812 2706 8768. This gallery just outside of Jogjakarta offers something a little different to Batik collectors: a chance to visit the studios of renown Batik artists and villages and meet with them as they work. Social Entrepreneur Tatang Wibowo started this project in 2011 as a way to continue supporting local artists of the area in an innovative tourism model. It's a rare opportunity to make a connection with the people who make Batik.
  • Monggo. Showroom of the local Monggo chocolate factory!


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