Asemka Morning Market in Taman Sari District, Jakarta Special Region


Historical tourism is quite common when it comes to a vacation in Jakarta Special Region. However, tourists have other options. It is as simple as visiting a morning market called Asemka. As the name implies, the market only opens in the morning. Tourists can find it in three different locations, which are Petak Sembilan, Pintu Kecil, and Petongkangan Street. Still, it belongs to Taman Sari District. The market has been there since 1989, which becomes a place to buy numerous unique items. The most important thing that those items are cheap!

The Nuance
Some people say Asemka Morning Market is a bit similar to Tanah Abang Market. Those two markets offer different types of products, though. Tanah Abang is famous for its clothes, while Asemka is known for its accessories, toys, stationeries, and other unique items. The nuance is quite crowded indeed, so tourists may expect lots of people in the location. Even some vehicles are seen passing by there. Despite the uncomfortable situation, no tourists would regret visiting the market. They are likely to enjoy the atmosphere and buy several items wholeheartedly.

Exploring Asemka Morning Market
Most of the people visit Asemka Morning Market due to its affordable price. Moreover, it is possible to bargain! That means they can get even cheaper prices for items they like. Not to mention the market can accommodate thousands of people. The merchants are scattered all over the location, including the building, roadside shops, and under the Pasar Pagi Fly Over. All of these spots are worth a visit, for sure. For those looking for accessories and jewelry, they need to head to the base floor of the building. There are tons of rings, necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry. 

It is likely visitors won’t buy just one item, as the price is quite cheap. On the other hand, they would buy in bulk! Apart from jewelry, there are also souvenirs and other unique items. The second floor is considered a perfect place to look for those items. In that location, visitors can also find perfect items for the wedding. Have no worries. All of them come at cheap prices. Once visitors get to the building, they can rest and enjoy some foods or drinks in the market. These include fresh coconut drinks, Soto, fries, and much more.

Some tourists also come to the location to enjoy the Chinese culture. It is because most of the merchants are Chinese. They sell unique items like Moon Cake, Angpao, Chinese dresses, hio, lampions, etc. Moreover, they also provide herbal medicines that are popular among the locals. Apart from those attractions, Asemka Morning Market can be compared to a supermarket when it comes to cleanliness. It is considered a traditional market, after all. That means visitors may expect some trash there. Despite the issue, the products are great and the prices are nice!

Nearby Attractions

  • Mandiri Bank Museum
  • Bank Indonesia Museum
  • Wayang Museum
  • Old Town Area

How to Get There
The market resides in Asemka – Petongkangan Street, Pinangsia District. Tourists only need to reach West Jakarta by any local transportation services. It won’t hard finding the market, as the location is near to the main road.

Where to Stay

  • Niaga Inn
  • RedDoorz Inn
  • Blue Sky Hotel
  • California Hotel

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