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Batik Keris

Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #9 of 51 shopping in Jakarta
Type: Specialty Shops
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

I lived three years on Indinesia and this was the only place that I strongly recommend to buy typical shirts (Batiks), sarongs, artifacts, souvenirs, etc. They have many shops around Jakarta and the quality is amazing and the price not expensive (at the airport is a little bit more expensive). Me and my family had many batiks (more than 10... More

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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

My local colleague was very generous with his time and money as he took me shopping for local handicrafts. I didn't want him to pay for all my shopping so went to the Batik Keris near my hotel after he dropped me off. There was a very nice selection and the staff were very helpful in finding sizes. They were... More

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Beresford, South Dakota, USA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
5 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I travel to Indonesia at least once per year, sometimes twice, and this chain of stores has excellent quality and variety of Indonesian handicrafts. They are especially great for presents when you have a few million rupiah left over that you need to spend. Prices are a little high, but that is understandable at an airport gift store. However, BEWARE:... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

On the advice of my hotel concierge I went to the Batik Keris store on Jl Cokroamioto. It's a department store with the whole of the 4th and 5th floors given to batik and indonesian handicrafts. The choice is somewhat overwhelming - there must be 1000s of different shirts, dresses, scarves, sarongs, hankies, plain fabric. The gallery is light and... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

excellent stuff to shop, the material i bought turned out to be much better than it seemed to be in the shop i wish they had online store as i wish to shop much more. good quality clothes, lot of variety available in designs and patterns and colours. value for money, though on the higher side....but worth the buy. feel... More

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Singapore
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

When you feel the material, you don't have to be a batik expert to know that the quality differs from those displayed on the sidewalk. They also sell coasters, vanity cases, children's wear, fans, and other accessories. The staff do follow you everywhere though.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I have bought items from the store at the CGK airport and also the one at Kunigan Square. The latter is a nicer store and less expensive, which should be no surprise. The items they sell are quite good quality and unique. Nice shirts, blouses, dresses and other items. They also sell t-shirts which are a popular gift item back... More

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israel
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98 reviews 98 reviews
13 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I hadn't planned a specific review of Batik Keris, but when I saw some clueless descriptions of it as a "small chain of stores which sell, amongst other things batik" whose quality is not "particularly good" I felt that I had to weigh in. Anybody who knows anything about Indonesia, and especially locals will tell you that Batik Keris is... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Whenever I go to Jakarta I will buy gifts from one of the many Batik Keris shops. You will find a shop in almost every mall in Jakarta. You can find something for everyone here.

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Washington DC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I quite liked this cute shop. It was the perfect place to buy all things batik souvenirs. They have clothes, scarves, items for kitchens, decorations, little purses, etc. And it wasn't overpriced, in my opinion. I bought a scarf, a small purse, coasters, a fan. I probably would have bought more things, but my souvenir bag was getting full.

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