There are plenty shopping havens in Makassar to indulge you during your vacation there. Being one of Indonesia’s greatest port cities, Makassar is definitely a great destination worth a visit. Makassar is the largest city in east Indonesia and the capital of South Sulawesi province also serving as an air hub and sea trade center for the region. Therefore, this is definitely the place where you can spend and splurge away. If you don’t really know where to go, this article will reveal some of the best places for you to spend your money.
No doubt that for serious shoppers, Makassar is the place to buy Gold accessories, hand-woven Silk Sarongs, Pearls from Ambon and scrumptious Giant Crabs that can be packaged for you to carry on the plane home. Nevertheless, these latter you have to order at restaurants.
Here are the shopping havens in Makassar to indulge you:
1. Jalan Somba Opu (Somba Opu Street)
Somba Opu is the best place to buy Gold, silks, pearls for yourself and souvenirs, trinkets or giftsyoure your beloved ones and some others back home. Here, you will be able to find a row of gold and silver shops selling fine filigree works from Kendari in Southeast Sulawesi.
You can surely feast your eyes on all the precious and semi-precious stones mined in Kalimantan, fine woodcarvings from Bali, natural and cultivated pearls from the deep seas of Ambon and Papua and mother-of-pearl paintings. Not forgotten also handicrafts and hand-woven fabrics from the Toraja highlands. Well, you can find almost anything you want to take back home.
Jl. Somba OPU
Kota Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan
2. Toko Kerajinan Unggul
Actually, this is a one-stop shop offering diverse things to buy and souvenirs to bring back home. Therefore, most items sold here are beautifully authentic and unique Makassar souvenirs, such as Makassar handicrafts and trinkets, clothes, fabrics, to T-shirts, snacks, and many more. Moreover, Makassar is also popular for its Marquisa Syrup so that you should bring it home as well to carry the taste of Makassar with you.
Jalan Patimura No.8
Kec. Makassar, Kota Makassar
3. Trans Studio Mall Makassar
If you do want to seek a more modern shopping experience, Trans Studio Mall Makassar is the city’s latest and trendiest shopping mall available in the city. Amazingly, it contains a lot of popularly famous worldwide and local brands of clothing, restaurants and more. Plus, it will certainly not hurt to get some thrills at the venue’s theme park.
Kawasan Terpadu Trans Studio
Jl. HM. Daeng Patompo Metro Tanjung Bunga
Kota Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan 90134
4. Aneka Sutra
This renowned store probably has the most complete collection of authentic hand-woven Makassar silks. Its unique and elegant designs and prints make this a favorite of tourists and locals who wish to buy authentic Sulawesi fabrics.
Jln. Gunung Lompobattang no. 18-20
5. Pasar Butung/ Pusat Grosir Butung (Butung Market)
If you plan to buy things in bulk, Pasar Butung is the right place to go. This is surely East Indonesia’s largest market for buying products in bulk at super low prices. Amazingly, this market sells clothes, fabric, bags, shoes, accessories and so many more. If you are keen on bargaining, this will be your favorite market, ever. Indeed, the cheaper of the things you can buy, the happier you are.
Jalan Pasar Butung
Kota Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan
Thus, go to those shopping havens in Makassar to indulge you during your stay there. You will surely discover so many intriguing things to bring back home and complete your collections of unique souvenirs, jewelries, fabrics, accessories, and handicrafts. Please, share with us if you do have any other experiences in Makassar.