To excite you about the upcoming INACRAFT FAIR 2012, I’m writing about my finds at the INACRAFT FAIR 2011 which is the most massive fair in Jakarta I’ve ever attended – even more massive than anything I’ve seen in the Philippines even! (And I attend a lot of these!) We went for 2 days yet we didn’t even get to explore the entire thing. It was THAT massive!
CV. Mendong K Craft (MEKA work of art)
Each Rp 50,000/ USD 5 (Orig: Rp 60,000)
Factory: Jl. RTA. Prawira Adiningrat No. 23, RT 02, RW 01. Desa Kamulyan Manonjaya, Tasikmalaya 46197, West Java, Indonesia
Phone/fax: +62 265 380991
NOTE: Be wary of this supplier because though the boxes are lovely, I realized after using it that there were mites inside because a fine powder would form under the box. My furniture maker Danni had to burn it because if I gave it away to charity, the mites might also transfer to their books, clothes and other wooden objects in their homes. (Sad coz I even came up with cute labels for these boxes – click here to see)
Kirana Home Accessories
Jalan Tanah Pasir Raya, Ruko 33, Blok B 5-6, Penjaringan, Pluit Jakarta 14440
+6221 32087809 / 93188589
Mobile 0878 89503319 / 0816 1890609
This shop has it’s showroom at Sarina building in Jakarta Pusat. The great thing about it is you can reposition it depending on how you like it by changing the location of the support. This is made of solid teak. It was also the cheapest clock I ever bought in Jakarta (for some reason clocks are very expensive in Jakarta) at IDR 160,000.
Jamilah Accessories (Retail & Wholesale)
Shop: ITC KUNINGANLt. 2 Blok B4 No. 3A, Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Jakarta Selatan
0878 8886 0500
Workshop: Bukit Nusa Indah Country EstateJl. Kayu Putih Kav. 1268 Serua Ciputat, Tangeran Selatan
021 7463 5644
Christe Jewelry, Designer handmade jewelry by Gaby
+62 816161 7443
ChrsteJewelry ByGaby on Facebook
Kriya Letik (accessories/printing material/promo items/maskot)
Jl. Maleo 15 JE 1 No. 12, Sektor 9, Bintaro Jaya
Telefax: 021 745 6640
Contact: Leny Llenylw@kriyaletik.com
0816 – 188 3955
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the name of the maker of this ring and this fossilized stone pendant. Sorry couldn’t write most of the prices because many of them are gifts. I like buying gifts at these fairs because I find so many more interesting stuff than the mall and at more reasonable prices.
Not pictured is the tatami mat (2.5m x 2m) we got for only Rp 270,000 or USD 27. The matt is for placing under the mattress incase my family visits and we might need to bust out an airbed. =P
The INACRAFT 2012 is coming up on April 25-29, 2012. 10 am – 9 pm at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta Indonesia. Many of the popular shops that cater to expats join and sell their items at discounted prices especially for the the INACRAFT. Some give discount vouchers so you can visit their store & get a big discount on regular items. It’s really so interesting to see all the many things they produce in Indonesia, which you would normally not find here because these items are for export. It’s also a great place for exporters to find suppliers!
Thank you for writing about this! I loved going to fairs like this in Manila, and I’m so happy to have discovered that they have them in Jakarta too.
I chanced upon your blog while looking through yahoo for Filipino groups in Jakarta. You are one gifted lady. I especially love the furniture. 🙂
You are most welcome Berna. I am happy to share the information and help fellow expats since I really find it expensive here and am always in search of bargains! =P I love hearing about these things too!
How cool! I’m glad you found my blog and thank you for commenting. Hope to hear more from you =)
Shee Ling says
It is great to always having updated news about Jakarta through you. Being a new foreigner here sure is not something easy..As such, reading your blog really helps me adapting to this land…Hope to be able to meet up with you …
Hi Shee Ling, why thank you! I am so happy that you find my blog helpful. I try to be as detailed as I can in giving information since I know it’s not easy being new and we need all the help we can get when moving to a new country. I would love to meet up with you! Drop me a line at email@example.com and let’s plan something =)
jee kumar says
hi thx for your blog and feed back, i was just wondering if this show is worth travel or not, i just visited the furniture show in jakarta in march , but for sure your feed back will help me in taking decision,thx again, jee – ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dear Jee, to be honest it depends on if you are doing it for business or pleasure. I think it’s worth it to go if you are looking for a supplier specifically in Indonesia, but as someone who is going there for personal reasons, I wouldn’t recommend it, you can find cheaper stuff in Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines and of better quality. Several of the items I purchased I had to throw out because they had termites in them.
However for someone who was based in Jakarta, I found some cheap bargains in INACRAFT so it was good to go. But only because I found shopping in Jakarta generally expensive (compared to Manila, KL, Thailand, Vietnam) and had to find bargains and deals at a fair like INACRAFT. I wouldn’t buy a plane ticket just to go to the INACRAFT fair. This is just my opinion and I am sure others might have a different experience and opinion than me. I hope that this helps you and that you make the right decision for yourself. Thanks!