Residents choose to shop in Pasar Baru for the Eid holiday

shoes and footwear remain the most sought after products

Jakarta (medialnews) – The Pasar Baru shopping area in central Jakarta has become an alternative destination for a number of residents to fill the Eid 1442 Hijriah holiday.

From the Antara sighting on Saturday afternoon, it was found that a number of shoe and clothing stores were still crowded with residents, one of whom was at Matahari Department Store.

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Kebon Sirih resident Indri (55) admitted that he chose to spend Idul Fitri’s vacation with his daughter in Pasar Baru, to buy new clothes and shoes.

“Usually they go back to Bangka. But it has been two years since Lebaran has not returned. So yes, in Jakarta first,” Indri told Antara when he was met in the Pasar Baru area on Saturday. in central Jakarta.

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Another resident, Endah (30) admitted that she had just bought new clothes and shoes. Indeed, previously, the shopping center, established since 1820, was once very busy.

“At night the takbiran came here but it was very crowded so it was scary too. Better to postpone the day first,” Endah said.

One of Matahari Pasar Baru’s cashiers, Rahmawati, admitted that the value of sales on the eve of Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday (12/5) reached IDR 1 billion.

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Even though he passed Eid Al-Fitr, Rahmawati said that until now the shoe and shoe area has always been crowded with residents.

“It’s always busy, average sales are over Rp 100million during the first holiday,” he said.

Matahari Pasar Baru has also extended its uptime from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. WIB to 8:30 p.m. WIB.

Journalist: Mentari Dwi Gayati
Editor: Ganet Dirgantara

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