Pasar Baru Trade Center
Bandung is the city of shopping. You can find almost everything in this city in Indonesia, starting from malls, historical buildings, food stalls and restaurants, nightlife bars and cafes, to factory outlets and clothing shops. If branded fashions and exclusive factory outlets products are not for you, then you can still find cheap souvenirs in Bandung. Just visit Pasar Baru Trade Center that offers Bandung’s finest products and the sensation of old fashioned shopping style involving the interactive art of bargaining. Yes, in this market, you can bargain almost everything even at 50 percent of the initial cost. Pasar Baru Trade Center is a 7-storey market where you can find a wide range of products ranging from textile, garments, and shoes to souvenirs, food and locally produced decor items. Pasar Baru Trade Center is very popular and always crowded with traders, both native and foreigner. There are many tourists from Sout East Asia, especially Malaysia and Singapore, coming here every day to shop and bargain. On the weekend or holidays, more visitors come here and make this place more crowded.Pasar Baru Trade Center is located at Jalan Otto Iskandardinata no. 70 (Jalan Pasar Utara), Bandung. Located just a short walk from Bandung’s Central Train Station, Pasar Baru Trade Center is accessible from all over the city. You can take a public transportation available in Bandung, such as taxi, angkot (city transport), or bus to get here. If taxi is a bit pricey for you, you can get into an angkot . There are several angkot routes passing this place, which are Elang – Kebun Kelapa, Cisitu – Tegalega, Ciwastra – Tegalega and Soreang – Leuwi Panjang. You can also take a Damri bus that can take you there. Bus routes you can take are Leuwi Panjang – Ledeng, Dipatiukur – Leuwi Panjang, Dipatiukur – Jatinangor and Cicaheum – Leuwi Panjang. Some of these public transportation routes will take you to the city center. From the city center, you will just have to take a short walk to reach Pasar Baru Trade Center. For your own convenience, you may want to rent a car as it will be easier to travel around Bandung with one.
Pasar Baru Trade Center is a heaven for shopping lovers. There are many clothes available here, such as t-shirt, women dress, daster (Indonesian women daily clothes), kebaya (Indonesian formal traditional dress), Moslem dress, batik (Indonesian traditional clothes), jeans, kids dress, underwear, bedcover, etc. Just pick what you want and need, but do not forget to bargain. Here, you can find people who come to buy bulks of textiles products such as t-shirts, pants, and others, to be distributed and sold in other parts of the country. Besides the clothes, you can also browse through the vast selection of Sundanese authentic snacks and tidbits such as dodol Garut, banana sale, tempe crackers, etc. at many stalls lining up on the facade of the ground floor. If you are feeling hungry, you can visit the food court at the top floor that sells Sundanese, Chinese, Indian and many other Indonesian cuisines. Do not forget to bargain at everything on this market for the best price.
Pasar Baru Trade Center in Bandung is the place where you can find cheap souvenirs in Bandung with a bargain able price. People from neighboring cities and countries also often come to this place to find cheap clothes and souvenirs. This popular market is always crowded especially on the weekend, so you may want to visit on weekdays.