People mostly come to Indonesia to visit tourist attractions. But besides visiting destinations, shopping and culinary adventure also have much attention from tourists. Some Indonesian cities such as Jakarta, Bandung, Jogjakarta, Surabaya, and Bali are famous for the shopping venues ranging from malls to traditional markets.
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The problem with shopping as foreign people in Indonesia is you are seen as “rich people” with thick pocket of money. No wonder if some travelers admit that they get expensive price when buy something because the shopkeeper suddenly increase the price. To avoid this situation, it is important to get familiarize with Bahasa Indonesia.
Here are some popular Indonesian bargaining words for travelers shopping guide that you need to know. Related: Introduction in Indonesia
|Apa bisa dipaketkan ke luar negeri?||Can you ship these abroad?|
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When shopping in Indonesia, especially in markets, make sure to haggle to get lowest price as possible. Perhaps some stores sell goods in higher prices but you can always haggle for a lower price. You just need to make sure that you are familiar with Indonesian bargaining words.