For those of you looking for cheap souvenir in Bali, look no further! Krisna Oleh-Oleh Khas Bali is the place to go. You’ll find almost everything here in the convenience of a massive airconditioned store. Usually I like to haggle, but I find my inability to speak fluent Bahasa (with the correct accent) keeps me at a disadvantage in Bali. The price ends up higher because I am obviously a foreigner. So I actually prefer to shop in places like Krisna where the prices are fixed and lower than the more touristy markets.
And my favorite Bali product of all, the amazing SEKAR JAGAT LULUR TRADITIONAL. I swear this is the best brand of (instant) Lulur that I’ve ever tried. I say instant because the original form of Lulur is a powder which you mix with warm water to create a paste. But for lazy people like me… this is pre-mixed already. All you need to do is apply and scrub!
You can find everything from knick-knacks, to tropical necessities like hats and flip flops, shell products, silver (which Bali is known for), etc, etc.
When buying souvenirs, refrain from buying useless knick-knacks for your loved ones if you are not certain that they collect such things. It ends up grudgingly displayed, as clutter stowed in some drawer or in the trash. Items that are useful (as long as it is also their style) will be appreciate more. Don’t buy crazy batik prints for people (like me) who like plain minimalist design. But then again this is just my two cents on the matter, some people prefer to get something useless than nothing at all. As with any gift or token, it really depends on who you are buying for. =)
After shopping you can rest awhile and quench your thirst (or hunger) in the eating area outside. Which is a convenient place to rest if you are done shopping and are waiting for other people in your group. This is also very convenient for those shopping with children who tire easily.
If you are in Bali and you want to get souvenirs at local prices, Krisna is definitely the place to go!
Krisna Oleh-Oleh Khas Bali locations:
Krisna Nusa Indah
- Jl. No Nusa Indah. 77 Denpasar Bali
- Tel. 0361-262365, 264780
Krisna Nusa Kambangan
- Jl. Nusa Kambangan 160 A Denpasar Bali
- Tel. 0361-8423573, 8423574
Krisna Sunset Road
- Jl. No Sunset Road. 88 Kuta Bali Abian Base
- Tel. 0361-750031, 750987
- Jl. Raya Tuban no 2x, Bali
- Tel. 0361-764532