This is the real Chinatown in Jakarta! You will find real people doing real activities; trading, praying, sipping coffee, and everything in between. If you like to meet locals doing their activities, you want to join this tour!
We will enter the wet traditional market of Petak Sembilan but before that, our guide will tell you about what happened during the area in 1998, an unpleasant event in the area. Later, you will enter the busy Petak Sembilan alley where you will find exotic animals for food like frogs, sea cucumbers, and so much more. At the end of the market, existed an old temple and a neighborhood ready to explore. You will find an old church also another narrow alley full of street foods and fruits. Try Salak (snakeskin fruit) or tape (fermented cassava). They’re our favorites! Even if you don’t like them, at least you have tried them…
The end of the walk will be in Petak Enam, a new food court taking place in an old building! We will make a stop at Popat 6, a tea parlor where we will learn the right way to drink tea from the leaves.
Duration: 2 hours.
Length of walk: 2 kms.
Recommended Places to Hang Out:
1. Pantjoran Tea House (https://goo.gl/maps/7WSrGAKfWYr ).
2. Es Kopi Tak Kie (https://goo.gl/maps/zWUHGxFr1pP2 ).
3. Kopi Oey Candra Naya (https://goo.gl/maps/1p3ARKoA5Wo ).
4. Petak Enam Food Court.
1. Wonderloft Hostel
Jl. Bank no. 6, Pinangsia, Tamansari, Jakarta Barat 11110
+62 21 260 72218
2. Teduh Hostel
Jl. Jalan Pintu Besar Selatan No 82m, Jakarta Barat or click here.
+62 21 6900939 – +62 21 6904398
3. The Packer Lodge
Jl. Kemurnian IV no. 20-22, Jakarta Barat 11120.
+62 (21) 6290162