A metered taxi ride from Central Jakarta (Menteng) to ITC will cost you around Rp 28,000 only. Make sure you quote 'ITC (ay-tay-say) Mangga Dua'. You may end up in different malls if you only quote 'Mangga Dua'.
This place is really really huge and packed! It can get really crowded during weekends. You can find stuffs like T-shirt, imitated luxury goods, DVDs, shoes, souvenirs, local handcrafts, bridal wardrobe and the list goes on!
The offered price of all this items are very high which almost 100% from the wholeseller price. This is where the funs begin. You bargain with your price which 20-30% less than the initial price. When they agree, try to buy other goods and bargain the total price. I managed to grab 3 very nice T-shirt at Rp150,000 instead of Rp320,000. The key is being nice and not too bossy.
If you fly to Jakarta and stay around this area, you may cut you cost by skipping rubbish luggage fee (as for budget airlines) by buying all your wardrobe here. I bought almost everything from undergarment to clubbing shirts and shoes. Make sure you bring enougb cash. The money changer is very rare and rate are not good. Overall, I really love this place! My total damaged was around Rp1,800,000 and I really really happy! I feel like winner ;)
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