Jakarta bibliophiles mourn imminent closure of Kinokuniya store in Plaza Senayan

It’s a heartbreaking period for many bibliophiles in Jakarta, as one bookstore after another has been closing for good in recent years, with Kinokuniya at Plaza Senayan (PS) soon joining the list.

Retail Therapy

3rd IKEA store in Indonesia opens near Bandung, dedicates section to local SME products

3rd IKEA store in Indonesia opens near Bandung, dedicates section to local SME products

IKEA yesterday opened a new store in Kota Baru Parahyangan, on the outskirts of the West Java capital of Bandung, making it the Swedish furniture company’s third store in...

Win yourself a bunch of stuff from The COCO+ Wondrous Gift Guide 2020!

Win yourself a bunch of stuff from The COCO+ Wondrous Gift Guide 2020!

| Coconuts x various brands | Your presents is requested.

Rep your city and support independent media with the Coconuts Jakarta t-shirt

Rep your city and support independent media with the Coconuts Jakarta t-shirt

If you’re an avid Coconuts reader, you’re probably into some pretty niche stuff. And now you can literally show off your great taste in independent media AND represent your...

Angkringan with Melati Suryodarmo | Brockhampton essentials party | Indocraft | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (March 13-15)

Angkringan with Melati Suryodarmo | Brockhampton essentials party | Indocraft | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (March 13-15)

What are you doing this weekend?

Melati Suryodarmo and ‘Manifesto’ at Museum MACAN | Koplo, island and leap year-themed parties | Soulbox 5th anniversary | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Feb. 28-Mar. 1)

Melati Suryodarmo and ‘Manifesto’ at Museum MACAN | Koplo, island and leap year-themed parties | Soulbox 5th anniversary | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Feb. 28-Mar. 1)

Catch Cate Blanchett in an art exhibition and much more on this leap day weekend in Jakarta.

Ballet Recital | Jakarta Block Party | Preloved Items Bazaar | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Jan 31-Feb 2)

Ballet Recital | Jakarta Block Party | Preloved Items Bazaar | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Jan 31-Feb 2)

What are you doing this weekend?

Prihal: Arsitektur Andramatin | Semasa di Museum BI | Weekend at Museum Macan | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Nov 29-Dec 1)

Prihal: Arsitektur Andramatin | Semasa di Museum BI | Weekend at Museum Macan | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Nov 29-Dec 1)

What are you doing this weekend?

The Luciano Pavarotti Foundation & Anggun | Brian McFadden | French Cinema Festival | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Nov 8-10)

The Luciano Pavarotti Foundation & Anggun | Brian McFadden | French Cinema Festival | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Nov 8-10)

What are you doing this weekend?

Jakarta Dessert Week | Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design | Dutch Movie Festival | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Oct 18-20)

Jakarta Dessert Week | Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design | Dutch Movie Festival | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Oct 18-20)

What are you doing this weekend?


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Coconuts Jakarta Retail Therapy

As the capital city, Jakarta is always at the forefront of Indonesian fashion, with the annual Jakarta Fashion Week event and the city’s top fashionistas and designers deciding what the rest of the pretty people should be wearing. But Jakarta fashion isn’t all about international designer brands. In recent years, independent local designers have made a big splash, appealing to those looking for alternative looks. Increased respect for street fashion is also an overriding trend. In terms of shopping, Jakarta is known, for better or for worse, as a metropolis of malls. We have some of the biggest and best shopping centers in Asia, and most Jakartans spend what might be way too much time in these air-conditioned temples to consumerism (hey, where else are we going to wait out the traffic)?