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When it comes to Indonesian souvenirs and gifts, shoppers are spoilt for choice. Here are some of the best things to bring home from different parts of Indonesia.

Batik

Bali

Shop for a wide range of batik clothing, fabric, crafts and accessories at Batik Keris, one of Indonesia’s oldest and largest batik companies
Photo: Chris Wee

• Batik Keris
• Batik Popiler
• Sahara Batik Fabric
• Tenganan Village
• Shops along Jalan Sulawesi in Denpasar
• Ubud Market

Cirebon
• Trusmi Batik Village

Jakarta
• Alun Alun Indonesia
• Batik Keris
• Batik Semar
• Chic Mart
• Danar Hadi
• Iwan Tirta Private Collection
• Thamrin City

Solo
• Kampoeng Batik Laweyan
• Klewer Market
• Ria Batik Solo

Yogyakarta
• Beringharjo
• Giriloyo Batik Village
• Malioboro
• Mirota Batik
• Ngasem Batik Village

Ceramics

Bali

Kevala Ceramics produces its own clay and each stoneware ceramic piece is made entirely by hand
Photo: Kevala Ceramics


• Bali Art Ceramics
• Gaya Ceramic
• Kevala Ceramics
• Jenggala
• Royal Bali Celadon
• Tanteri Ceramic

Factory Outlet Clothing

Bandung
• Heritage Factory Outlet
• Passion Factory Outlet
• Rumah Mode Factory Outlet
• The Secret Factory Outlet

Bali

Shop for womenswear, menswear and accessories at discounted prices at Religion Outlet Store
Photo: C. L.

• Bali Surf Outlet
• Billabong Factory Outlet
• Body & Soul Factory Outlet
• Original Surf Outlet
• Paul Ropp Factory Outlet
• Premium Fashion Outlet
• Religion Outlet Store
• Rip Curl Factory Outlet
• Surfer Girl Factory Outlet

Jakarta
• D’brasco Factory Outlet
• Heritage The Factory Outlet
• Living Room
• Premium Outlet Store

Local Foods & Specialities

Arumanis or Harumanis mango

Best eaten when ripe, the Arumanis (which means “fragrant and “sweet” in Indonesian) mango has a vibrant green skin and lemon yellow flesh
Photo: C. L.

• Traditional markets (pasar), small shops (warung), supermarkets

Belinjo, fish, prawn or seafood crackers
• Traditional markets (pasar)
• Small shops (warung)
• Supermarkets

Bika ambon

Bika ambon which has a honeycomb structure is made with tapioca flour, turmeric powder, eggs, sugar, yeast and coconut milk
Photo: Bika Ambon Ya Larizo

• Bet’s Bika Ambon (Surabaya)
• Bika Ambon Kanto Bali (Bali)
• Bika Ambon Ya Larizo (Yogyakarta)
• Bika Ambon Zulaikha (Medan)
• Layers Batam (Batam)
• Rica Rico Bika Ambon (Jakarta)

Chocolates
• Bali

Award-winning cacao company Krakakoa makes chocolates from cacao beans that are organically grown at small Indonesian farms which practise sustainable farming methods
Photo: Krakakoa

– Big Tree Farms
– Cau Chocolates
– Elevated Cacao
– Krakakoa
– Mason & Co
– Pod Chocolate
– Sorga Bali Chocolate

• Flores
– Tanazozo

• Yogyakarta
– Chocolate Monggo
– nDalem

Coffee beans (Arabica beans – Gayo, Balinese Kintamani, Sidikalang, Toraja and Mandheling, civet or Luwak coffee)

Established in 1935, Bhineka Djaja is Bali’s oldest coffee purveyor
Photo: C. L.

• Anomali Coffee (Bali, Jakarta, Makassar, Tangerang)
• Bakoel Koffie (Jakarta)
• Bhineka Djaja (Denpasar, Bali)
• JPW Coffee (Jakarta)
• Macehat Coffee (Medan)
• PT Toarco Jaya (Makassar)
• Tanamera Coffee (Jakarta)

Kuih lapis/lapis legit
• Diana Layer Cakes Batam (Batam)
• Happy Lapis Legit (Jakarta)
• Harum Cake (Bali)
• Holland Bakery (Bali, Balikpapan, Bandung, Batam, Jarkarta, Manado, Makassar, Pekanbaru, Samarinda, Semarang, Solo, Surabaya,Tanjung Pinang)
• Jasmine Cakery (Yogyakarta)
• Kue Tradisional Ny. Yasin Zein (Surabaya)
• Lapislapis (Jakarta)
• Lapis Legit Sari Rasa (Surabaya)
• Layers Batam (Batam)
• Toko Roti & Kue Bu Tatik (Yogyakarta)

Salak (snake fruit)
• Traditional markets (pasar), fruit shops, supermarkets

Also known as snake fruit because of its scaly skin, salak has a sweet, sour and slightly acidic flesh
Photo: C. L.

Sirsak (soursop)
• Traditional markets (pasar), small shops (warung), supermarkets

Wood Carvings

Bali
• Mas Village
• Tambora Wood Craft Centre

Jakarta
• Jalan Surabaya
• Pasaraya Grande
• Pasar Seni
• Sarinah Department Store

Jepara
• Jepara Wood Carving Furniture

Senggigi
• Anna’s Gift Shop
• Pasar Seni Senggigi

Yogyakarta
• Krebet Village

Silverware

Bali

Shop for handcrafted, artisanal jewellery pieces made with reclaimed sterling silver and gold, and ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones using traditional Balinese jewellery-making techniques at John Hardy
Photo: C. L.

• Chez Monique
• John Hardy  
• Prapen Jewelry Artifacts
• Studio Perak
• WS Art Studio
• Yulia Silver

Magelang
• Borobudur Silver

Yogyakarta
• Ansor’s Silver
• Borobudur Silver
• HS Silver
• Kota Gede Silver