Bali Shopping Center
SAS was created to give an international standard security service in Bali. Safety and security is the main priorities
Kuta Art Market – Kuta Beach Shopping
Kuta Art Market is a small beachside bazaar-like compound where Bali souvenirs and handcraft items can be bought. The compact marketplace is easily located at the end of the Jalan Bakungsari one-way thoroughfare, adjacent to the Kuta Sidewalk and just before Jalan Kartika Plaza Street. Here, visitors who stroll along the street as well as from the sands of Kuta Beach will come across the market.
Referred to by its local, official designation as ‘Pasar Seni Desa Adat Kuta’ or the ‘Art Market of the Kuta Traditional Village’, the shopping place comprises six main shop-houses and a long building with many different stalls. The shops sell a wide range of items and Bali curios, such as Bali surfboard and guitar-shaped fridge magnets, key chains, beer holders, placemats, faux leather shoes and sandals, Bali print T-shirts and colourful sarongs and fabrics. Across the road and right on the corner is the Ramayana Resort & Spa.
From the beachside and on easy sunset strolls along the beach’s footpath, another hotel can be reached to the north of the market, namely the Inna Kuta Beach. From the art market’s street side north, rows of modern shops and various international brands (mostly surf clothing and sports apparel) the likes of Quiksilver, Billabong and Rip Curl as well as other fashion labels line up through Kuta Square. This shopping enclave is designed in a boulevard style, with two-way traffic leading up to Jalan Pantai Kuta Road. The many modern fashion stores and brands here contrast with this rather small traditional art market.
Those staying at the adjacent hotels will find the location extremely convenient. Kuta Art Market’s shops also offer leather goods and furniture. And as with any open-air art market, where no fixed price tags are apparent, bargaining skills here are useful.
Kuta Art Market also serves as a shopping oasis as it is located out of sight from the passing traffic and sidelined by the many modern shops in the adjacent boulevards. It’s perfect for visitors who do not have much time to find items similar to those found in the island’s other established art markets.
Just like its Ubud counterpart, the Kuta Art Market is a place for groceries and fresh goods during the early mornings, as would a traditional Balinese village market. It then transforms into the art market by day selling various art items and curios, usually from 08:00 onwards. Nearly all of the items sold here are similar to the goods that dominate the art markets of Ubud and Sukawati. The items are mostly sourced from the same cottage industries and suppliers in Gianyar, as well as local craftsmen in Kuta and the surrounding areas. In terms of pricing, expect higher prices here compared to Sukawati. But then again, bargaining skills play an important role.
Good to Know about Kuta Art Market
Kuta Art Market
Kuta Art Market is a traditional market with souvenirs and local crafted goods. When bargaining, the rule of thumb would be to act polite and friendly with the shopkeeper as it is sort of a game and new friends are even created from the ‘soft battles’. Most of the time, an interesting side of this ‘journey’ is getting to know a bit of the culture and language but make sure you check the quantity and quality of each of your selected items before paying the negotiated sum.
Dining places and refreshments are not hard to find, as the art market, an oasis in itself, is surrounded by various beachside food stalls selling drinks in ice boxes and restaurants selling various cuisines at various price ranges. Most of the restaurants are located across the Jalan Kartika Plaza, along the Kuta sidewalk and down to the Kuta Centre southward from the art market.
Always try to have small Rupiah change on hand. There are several money changers around the Kuta Art Market, however using them can be a tricky, if not daunting affair. It’s better to use only authorised money changers or a bank. Some bank branches are available at some hotels. Money can also be changed at hotel cashiers, albeit at a higher rate than authorised money changers. The small, unauthorised street booths, despite being labelled as ‘authorised’ should be your last resort. If you must, don’t let yourself be distracted, concentrate and re-count your money twice in front of the dealer and ask for any missing banknotes.
Kuta Art Market
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
Location: Jalan Bakung Sari, Kuta
How to get there: Where Jalan Bakung Sari and Jalan Kartika Plaza streets meet. An easy stroll along the beachside footpath 15m south from the Balawista lifeguard watchtower on Kuta Beach.
Present by :
Bali Security Service, Profesional Bali Security Service, Yogjakarta security service, Profesional Yogjakarta security service, Security, Bali security, Yogjakarta security, indonesia security, security bali, security yogjakarta, security indonesia, security services, indonesia security service, security services bali, security services yogjakarta, security services indonesia, security guards services, bali security guards services, yogjakarta security guards services, indonesia security guards services, security guards services bali, security guards services yogjakarta, security guards services indonesia, guards, bali guards, yogjakarta guards, indonesia guards, guards bali, guards yogjakarta, guards indonesia, sagas, bali sagas, yogjakarta sagas, indonesia sagas, sagas bali, sagas yogjakarta, sagas indonesia, security guard, bali security guard, yogjakarta security guard, indonesia security guard, security guard bali, security guard yogjakarta, security guard indonesia, security officer, bali security officer, yogjakarta security officer, indonesia security officer, security officer bali, security officer yogjakarta, security officer indonesia, Mall Security Guard, bali Mall Security Guard, yogjakarta Mall Security Guard, indonesia Mall Security Guard, Mall Security Guard bali, Mall Security Guard yogjakarta, Mall Security Guard indonesia, Hotel Security Guard, bali Hotel Security Guard, yogjakarta Hotel Security Guard, indonesia Hotel Security Guard, Hotel Security Guard bali, Hotel Security Guard yogjakarta, Hotel Security Guard indonesia, Office Security Guard, bali Office Security Guard, yogjakarta Office Security Guard, indonesia Office Security Guard, Hotel Security Guard bali, Hotel Security Guard yogjakarta, Hotel Security Guard indonesia, Hospital Security Guard, bali Hospital Security Guard, yogjakarta Hospital Security Guard, indonesia Hospital Security Guard, Hospital Security Guard bali, Hospital Security Guard yogjakarta, Hospital Security Guard indonesia, airport security guard, bali airport security guard, yogjakarta airport security guard, indonesia airport security guard, airport security guard bali, airport security guard yogjakarta, airport security guard indonesia, event security, bali event security, yogjakarta event security, indonesia event security, event security bali, event security yogjakarta, event security indonesia, manguarding solutions, bali manguarding solutions, yogjakarta manguarding solutions, indonesia manguarding solutions, manguarding solutions bali, manguarding solutions yogjakarta, manguarding solutions indonesia, guard and services, bali guard and services, yogjakarta guard and services, indonesia guard and services, guard and services bali, guard and services yogjakarta, guard and services indonesia, profesional security services, bali profesional security services, yogjakarta profesional security services,indonesia profesional security services, profesional security services bali, profesional security services yogjakarta, profesional security services indonesia, profesional security guards,bali profesional security guards, yogjakarta profesional security guards, indonesia profesional security guards, profesional security guards bali, profesional security guards yogjakarta, profesional security guards indonesia, security solutions, bali security solutions, yogjakarta security solutions, indonesia security solutions, security solutions bali, security solutions yogjakarta, security solutions indonesia, best security services, best bali security service, best yogjakarta security service, best indonesia security service, best security services bali, best security services yogjakarta, best security services indonesia