Slipi has been known as a center for Betta fish since the 1980s. It is unclear who started nurturing Betta in Slipi. But, certainly, Slipi and Betta inseparable. In fact, betta fish serit used as the logo of West Jakarta (West Jakarta). Fish sold in this market are owned by a number of farmers who live in Slipi hickey and surrounding areas. Before the building was constructed, farmers hickey sell their fish at home or on farms.
Since 2007, West Jakarta City Government inaugurated this marketing center that betta cultivating be better managed.
In Slipi there are currently about 150 farmers Betta. They form a group of farming betta
- Jakarta Gems Centre, Rawabening
Jakarta Gems Centre, Rawabening
Located near the Jatinegara railway station in East Jakarta, the Jakarta Gems Centre offers four floors of kiosks and stores, all selling precious stones, semi- precious stones, rare stones or just fancy colourful stones for necklaces, bracelets and rings.
- Ancol Art Market
The Ancol Art Market is open air where you may find many of Indonesia’s up and coming artists gather to display and sell their paintings, carvings, and other handicrafts. Browse here and you may well find some pure artistic gems. Meet the artists, and have your own portrait painted on the spot.
On weekends the Art Market presents traditional performances, from wayang to contemporary dances based on ancient traditions.
- Pasar Baru
Pasar Baru is the oldest shopping center in Jakarta built in the early 1800s. Located near Lapangan Banteng and Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, this shopping street was, in its heydays, the exclusive haunt of the colonial elite. Today, Pasar Baru is passable only for pedestrians. The textile shops owned by Indian Bombay merchants are still there attracting their regular clientele looking for Indian silks, brocades and a variety of textiles at reasonable prices.