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Shopping in Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

The Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta features several shops that sell souvenirs, essential everyday items and much more. Here's a quick look at some of the shops that travelers can visit while at the Jakarta's Soekarno–Hatta International Airport....

Be sure to visit Terminal One if you are looking for gifts and souvenirs.
There are over 40 gift shops located inside Terminal One. These gift shops sell everything from locally produced crafts to T-shirts and mugs. While you are here, be sure to look for the locally produced metal vases, ornaments and lamps that make Jakarta an art lover's paradise.

If you are looking for everyday items, don't forget to stop by the duty free stores located in Terminal Two.
These stores often sell shampoo, soap, laundry detergent and other everyday items duty free. They also sell cigarettes, sodas and snacks inside the snack bars that are located inside. As a result, travelers can often stock up on everyday items that are otherwise difficult to obtain in the city.

Furthermore, Terminal Two also has several bookstores and newsstands that sell newspapers, maps and travel guides.
Travelers who are looking for a street map of the around downtown Jakarta should especially visit the newsstands that are located right next to the Terminal Two entrance way. These newsstands sell inexpensive maps that demonstrate where the city's bus terminals and train stations are located. They also sell several visitors’ guides that can help people find the area's best restaurants and shops to visit.

Here are a few quick tips that can help people shop at these stores more efficiently...
Have some cash handy for all of your purchases.
Many of the merchants who sell items at the Soekarno–Hatta International Airport do not accept credit or debit cards. As a result, be sure to have some cash on hand for your purchases. If you need to draw money, there are several ATMs located near Terminal One.

Furthermore, it's also a good idea to have the exact amount for your purchase handy.
Many shopkeepers in the area don't like to count back change to customers because they feel it's a waste of time. As a result, be sure to have the exact amount for your purchase ready to go. It will make it easier for you to get in and out and on your way.

Finally, It's also a good to ask the merchant for help finding items.
Many of the storeowners who do business here become nervous if a patron can't find an item. As a result, patrons who need help searching for items should ask the merchant right away to avoid any misunderstandings.

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