Photo: Browsing is all part of the fun when it comes to shopping in Denpasar.

Shopping

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Get under the skin of urban life in Bali and join the locals in the markets and malls. Denpasar is consumer central and most things a traveller may need, and many they don’t, can be found amid the stalls and shops. If shopping is your least favourite pastime, it’s interesting just to wander and soak up the atmosphere regardless.





Denpasar is home to three main markets Pasar Kumbasari, Pasar Badung (now temporarily at Pasar Tiara Grosir) and Pasar Malam Kereneng. Pasar Kumbasari on Jalan Gajah Mada is stuffed to the rafters with tourist tat mixed with quality handicrafts. Pick your way through the confusion of basketware, Bintang stubby coolers, shell jewellery and batik. You’ll find all the same goods as in the “art markets” of Kuta and Ubud, but here the prices may be lower (if you bargain) and the selection wider. As you head up the levels, the quality of goods improves too. Uninvited “guides” will often follow you, expecting commissions or tips. They are harmless, but can be annoying. A polite, “I don’t need a guide, thanks,” will usually send them on their way. If you run out of cash, an ATM is near the main entrance. A selection of fixed priced handicrafts can also be found in nearby Toko Mega on Jalan ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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