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Jakarta is non-stop, the city hums through all hours and the streets are full of vendors selling everything you could possibly imagine. Most neighborhoods have at least one area that is the domain of the street stall and often the area is themed. Looking for an exotic pet? Maybe a bat, owl or monkey? Those are found around block M. Feeling edgy? You can shop for swords and knuckle dusters near Glodok and then relax after your shopping with a fresh Cobra blood cocktail on Mangga Besar (it’s cheaper for Python). Shopping in Jakarta can be an experience to say the least but the old and the new sit comfortably side by side, in part 2 we will show you Jataka’s malls, a consumer experience that challenges Dubai or Singapore for sheer opulence.