Location: Jl. Kebon Jati, Kebon Kacang, Tanah Abang, RT.1 / RW.9, Petojo Sel., Gambir, Jkt Pusat 10240
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Open and close: 09.00 – 22.00 WIB
Jakarta is indeed the economic center in Indonesia. No wonder there are many immigrants who want to try their luck in this capital city.
With the large number of residents and migrants, of course, there are more and more levels of the necessities of life that are desired.
Therefore, many shopping centers, both middle to upper and lower class, are present in Jakarta. This certainly encourages industrial economy among the people.
To support the needs of the community, there is the Tanah Abang market which consists of several buildings, namely Buildings A, B, C, D, E, F and G and is present to provide various needs for the people in Jakarta.
Shopping at the Tanah Abang Wholesale Market, of course, has become one of the most popular activities for the community, especially mothers.
Especially when it comes to Eid. Many people around Jakarta, Bekasi to Tangerang are eyeing the Tanah Abang Market to get necessities for Eid.
Know Your Location
For the people of Jakarta, of course they are very familiar with where and how the Tanah Abang Wholesale Market, which was known to be very congested, is full of street vendors.
However, the changes in the current era of government are very different. The former vs present Tanah Abang market provides its own comfort.
The name of this market is very legendary, not only in Jakarta, but also in Tlogosari Semarang and the name is the same.
Tanah Abang Market is located on Jl. KH. Mas Mansyur, Central Jakarta. Its strategic location makes it easy to reach using public transportation.
Can use the Metro Mini bus, Kopaja or private vehicles. This certainly makes it easier for people to visit this wholesale market.
Tanah Abang Market also has a rival, namely the Wholesale Market in the Cipulir area.
However, the Tanah Abang market has been more famous for a long time in the hearts of the people of Jakarta as well as for tourists and foreign tourists.
A brief History
The name Tanah Abang itself is a story from the siege of the Mataram Kingdom soldiers in the City of Batavia in 1628. At that time the Mataram army troops attacked the City of Batavia.
This raid was carried out from various directions. And at that time using the Tanah Abang area as a military base and headquarters for the Mataram troops.
At that time the Tanah Abang area was hilly land with lots of swamps. So called because the land around the area has a red color.
In Javanese red means “brother.” Until finally it was called Tanah Abang by the Mataram troops. This is the origin of the name Tanah Abang
It was August 30, 1735, at that time Justinus Vinck who is a rich merchant from the land of the Dutch Tulip applied for permission to the Governor General Abraham Patram who was the leader in Batavia.
After the permit was issued, Vinck finally built 2 markets in the Tanah Abang area and Senen, which was then known as Pasar Weltervreden.
Tanah Abang Market was named Weltervreden Market when it was first built. And market days are opened every Saturday.
The Tanah Abang market used to be only devoted to selling textiles and grocery. Meanwhile, the Pasar Senen area is specifically for vegetables.
And 5 years later, or to be precise in 1740, Tanah Abang Market experienced a great fire.
Coupled with the incident of the massacre of Chinese people at the Fatahillah Museum which was used as a City Hall. And in 1881 the market was finally renovated and rebuilt.
After being rebuilt, the market day at Tanah Abang market was not only Saturday. However, it is added to Wednesday and is open 2 times a week.
In 1926, renovations were carried out again in the market environment. The building was transformed into 3 long stalls and added with brick walls and a tile roof
Major renovations were carried out in the era of Indonesian independence. Precisely during the time when Governor Ali Sadikin led the city of Jakarta. To be precise in 1972.
Tanah Abang Market is built into 3 floors and 4 building blocks or buildings that are equipped with air conditioning in them.
Then in 1990 it was finally renovated again after a great fire broke out which burned part of the market.
And in 2002, Tanah Abang Market was built and expanded and made even more beautiful.
Tanah Abang Market was built into 6 blocks starting from Block A to F. And there are already 7,546 empty areas for businesses used by traders up to 4,648 people. The area of this market reaches 82,385.5 square meters.
The Tanah Abang Market has been rejuvenated again. The city government of Jakarta is modernizing and building this shopping building up to 10 floors which is very luxurious and modern.
The expansion of the number of stalls to around 10,000 makes it easier for visitors to choose the desired item.
Route to Location
Tanah Abang Market is located in the KH Mas Mansyur area. Its location is in the city center, making access to this area very easy.
If using public transportation, you can use city buses that pass through the Tanah Abang area.
If you depart from the Lebak Bulus terminal you can use Kopaja S615 or P13. Meanwhile, from Kalideres you can take Kopaja B93.
If you come from Ragunan you can take Kopaja P19. For the area of Kampung Rambutan Kopaja T502. Meanwhile, from Blok M there is Kopaja S608 and the Kampung Melayu area itself is Kopaja 502.
In addition, you can also use Trans Jakarta which already has a route busway or the corridor towards Tanah Abang.
For those who use private vehicles, they can go through the inner city toll road and exit towards Semanggi.
Another alternative is to take the Jendral Sudirman road and turn left after the HI Roundabout towards Mas Mansyur or go up fly over Casablanca.
Can also use the application Google map to get floor plans and congestion info and which regions / areas are quicker to get through.
In 2020 the world on line increasingly widespread, making traders use a lot site website to pamper the buyers.
No wonder many reseller who take their goods at Tanah Abang Market to be resold on line.
On this B1 Floor, a variety of curtains and various materials and fabrics are usually sold in the form of a meter. Here, visitors can choose various needs according to taste as well budget.
Not only jeans stalls have many choices. There are also wholesalers of kebaya, batik, bed linen and various kinds bed cover Lengkpa with pillow.
Move to the SLG floor or Semi Lower Ground, the visitors can find various types of women’s clothes from all types of brands. All of them have low prices, aka discounts.
On this floor, visitors can also find kebaya, hijab or headscarf, pashmina, robe, mukena, blouse, dress and a very beautiful mukena for women.
While on the LG floor or Lower Ground found many kinds of cute children’s clothes. Starting from ordinary baby clothes to superhero screen printing.
Move to the floor Ground (G), visitors can find many stalls selling clothes for men / boys.
Here, visitors can find a variety of t-shirts, shirts, polo shirts, bags to shoes for men, which have many variants.
The 1st floor is devoted to men’s clothing and everything is complete at low prices.
Whereas on the 2nd floor it is devoted to women’s clothing starting from tank top, dress up to the pants jeans cheap one.
Moving to the 3rd floor, here visitors can find various types of bags, belts and women’s accessories such as necklaces, rings, bracelets, crossbars to wallets with various variants of models.
Above the 3rd floor, namely Floor 3A, it is the center for shoe enthusiasts sneakers, leather to formal shoes and outdoor.
While on the 5th floor there is no special category. Here, visitors can find clothes for women, children or men.
While on the 6th floor it is devoted to the center of young people’s clothing trend current.
The 8th floor is devoted to the area Foodcourt, starting from fast food even Padang traditional restaurants can be found here such as KFC and Warung Rames.
Tanah Abang Market is open every day starting at 9 am and closes at 10 pm. On weekends, the market is never empty of visitors.
Because this market is indeed the cheapest among other shopping centers. Regardless of the difference, the Tanah Abang market is indeed quite targeted.
Tanah Abang Market is quite extensive and large. It takes a day to explore this market.
There are several tips that can be used to shop at this Tanah Abang market.
Before visiting the Tanah Abang market, it’s a good idea to write down all the items to be purchased.
This is because if you are already in the Tanah Abang market, you will be guaranteed to be tempted to buy things you did not want to buy before.
The next tip is about time. Usually on weekdays or weekdays This Tanah Abang Market will be filled with wholesale traders.
While on the weekend or weekend will be filled with buyers acting as private consumers.
Try to visit the market in the morning. Of course this is to make it easier for visitors to choose the desired item.
If it comes during the day, especially at the time weekend, Tanah Abang market will be very crowded and crowded.
Visitors must be willing to jostle and scramble to choose goods, especially before Eid.
Tanah Abang Market is a wholesale market, so it is advisable to buy in very large quantities so that the price is getting cheaper.
If you buy a unit, the price is set quite expensive. It can be 20 thousand different per piece.
So it is advisable to buy a minimum of 3 seeds to get low prices. If you buy dozens, of course, the price will be much cheaper.
Tanah Abang Market is not a mall that already has fixed prices. Here, visitors can bid on the desired item.
Here the traders are used to haggling over prices. As long as the price offered is still reasonable and also reasonable.
You can also make comparisons beforehand with other stalls selling the same goods.
Also keep in mind that quality and price are directly proportional. If it’s cheap, of course, the quality of the goods you get is not commensurate with the expensive ones.
If you want to buy goods, make sure the quality first. Do not immediately be tempted by cheap prices.
It is advisable to buy goods at a relatively reasonable price or a little expensive, because they are negotiable. As long as the quality is guaranteed.
Shop in Block A or B buildings. The reason is that the price is a little cheaper here and can be negotiated. Meanwhile, in building F the price is much more expensive.
This is because some of the traders in block F take goods from the Block A and B buildings. So it is very natural that the price of goods is much more expensive.
If visitors want to collect items in the form of dozens or codians and want to cooperate, it is advisable to make an appointment with the merchant.
Can ask for a business card or cellphone number to make it easier to communicate. So that later you can make a reclaim or exchange if the item purchased is damaged or not suitable.