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Jalan Surabaya, Jakarta Overview

Located in a posh locale of Jakarta, Jalan Surabaya is an eclectic mix of street culture, cafes, antique shops, and more. On one side of the road, there are a number of stalls selling antiques like wooden puppets, ceramics, porcelain, perfect for the visitors looking to snag a vintage piece of furniture or handicraft. Parallel to it, on the other side, Jalan Surabaya is lined by some of the best cafes in Jakarta which attract a lot of young tourists and has evolved into a thriving hub of youth culture in central Jakarta.

The Jalan Surabaya flea market has been there since the 1970s. Occupying a 500-yard stretch, Jalan Surabaya is situated in one of Jakarta’s upscale residential areas. On one side of this flea market, there are all kinds of stores with antique pieces and the other side of the road is involved in selling luggage.

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The flea market sells antique pieces such as Batik, Salvaged accessories from ships, old stamps and coins, lampshades, old phones, old gadgets, wood carvings, book and many more.

A favourite and popular stop in Jalan Surabaya is Lian Records. The shop contains a huge collection of famed Indonesian artist, Lian Nasution's works. The store was opened in the 1950s and has a lot to offer. 

The flea market lacks formal places to eat and drink but it is always good to grab a bite while shopping. The Giyanti Coffee Roastery is a cafe that prides itself on serving local coffee beans. This cafe also serves favourites such as chicken pie, lamington and local delicacy, bolu pandan (pandan cake). 

How To Reach Jalan Surabaya

  • Jalan Surabaya is located on Menteng district in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. Although there are no public transportation options that drop you off at the flea market, there are a few ways you can get to nearby places of the market which are at a walkable distance.
  • Travelling by car or taxi always is the best and the first option that is considered.
  • However, travelling by train is one of the easiest, convenient and the cheapest way to get to the flea market, with the Cikini Station located at just a 5-minute walk away.
  • Another public transportation option that can be considered is the Metro Mini, with minibus number 17 on route Senen-Manggarai passing along the street.  

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