Bali shopping - Balinese shopper's guide

In recent years Bali has become a real shopper’s haven and guarantees an enjoyable and profitable way to spend a day away from the beach. Haggling over prices is common practice almost everywhere and you will find that spending money has never been so much fun with some real bargains to be found.

There are many cheap and often chaotic street markets, modern air conditioned shopping malls and a host of fashionable boutiques of every description. Bali is deservedly popular as a fertile hunting ground for traditional art and handicrafts at very attractive prices. There is also plenty of opportunity for modern home wares, gadgets and fashionable clothing whatever your budget.

Gems & jewellery

You will encounter a great range of silver trinkets, pearls and trendy accessories in fashionable Ubud and Seminyak or check out the dazzling gold displays in downtown Denpasar...more

Handicrafts

Bali is world renowned for its traditional arts and crafts and unique and alluring wood carvings, painting, ceramics and textiles will make for a one of a kind gift at bargain prices...more

Clothing & suits

There is a hip and happening fashion industry in Bali with numerous trendy boutiques and is Asia’s capital of designer surf wear. Lots of Bali-based designers produce stylish ladies wear...more

Electronics

For up-to-date gadgets, cameras and computer gear, head to the capital Denpasar where you will find a good variety of local and brand name products at a fraction of Western prices...more

Bali shopping guide - handicraft centre of Indonesia

Homesick travellers will also be relieved to find plenty of imported goodies such as premium Western foodstuffs, although prices can be high. South Bali’s beach resorts are a great place to browse for second hand books to while away those long hot afternoons on the sand.

Kuta and Legian offer the most variety and best prices for books and it is here that you will find the best selection of trendy surfing fashions and beachwear. Most resorts also have dozens of shops selling cheap DVDs and computer software for just rp7000 a disc and weekending Australians in particular can be seen stocking up with hundreds of titles at a time.

Despite high pressure sales patter from some traders, shopping in Bali is generally good natured and low key. Many of Bali’s organised tour schedules are based around visits to the island’s most desirable shopping destinations such as the traditional markets at Candi Kuning and Sukawati or the famous artisan’s villages of Ubud. For that extra special something for a loved one, Bali has some enticing jewellery and gift boutiques.

A great choice if you cannot visit Murni’s Warung Shop in Ubud; right beside her famous restaurant, and want to enjoy the spirit of Bali from your computer, is Murni’s Warung Shop online shop which stocks a wide range of antiques, collectables and souvenirs. Browse from a huge range in the online catalogue and ask if you cannot find precisely what you desire, as Murni will try to seek it out for you. Murni sells both retail and wholesale and will ship anywhere in the world.

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