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Jalan Surabaya is well known for the antiques market located there. Jalan Surabaya itself is located at Menteng area, at the Central of Jakarta. You can see kiosks/shops that sell antiques like wayang, porcelain, wooden sculptures, mask, eating stuffs made of silver and brass, antique lamp, metal souvenirs, old fashion ornaments, old telephon, old carema, old woven cloth, phonograph record, and some others.  One of the kiosks there is selling antiques of ship stuffs like ship rudder, compass, telescope, and old diving stuffs. At the antique markets at Jalan Surabaya, there’re some kiosk that specialized on selling bags and suitcases. There’re also kiosks that sell old books.

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Antique market at Jalan Surabaya has been exist since 1974, and was officially opened by Ali Sadikin, the Governor of Jakarta at that time. Before the antique market was build at Jalan Surabaya, antique traders sold their goods by walking around Kota Tua Jakarta while carrying the goods on their shoulders to find people who wanted to buy from them. The current traders at Jalan Surabaya are mostly the second generations of the former traders who traded by walking around.

For those who loves antique you would find that this antique market at Jalan Surabaya is very interesting. Antique market at Jalan Surabaya has been popular in Indonesia as well as abroad. Some of famous people that said to have visit the antique market were Mick Jagger, Sharon Stone, and Bill Clinton, the ex president of The States.

Tips
  • You need to bargain when you want to do transaction at the antique market at Jalan Surabaya. Do not forget to do price comparison between one shop to another.
  • Some people said that some of the antiques sold at Jalan Surabaya are not original (fake). It’s better to bring someone who understands about antiques when you visit Jalan Surabaya.
  • For those who don’t really understand Jakarta, it will be very complicated to reach Jalan Surabaya by public transportation. It’s better to ride taxi or bajaj.
  • Jalan Surabaya is located at the most elite area at Central Jakarta, which is Menteng. It’s near to Jalan Cikini, Cikini Market, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Proclamation Monument, Situ Lembang and Suropati Park.

 

 

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Antique Shop Old Ornaments Shop Keeper Visitor of Jalan Surabaya
Antiques Shops Ornaments Shop Keeper Visitors