I only had a few hours left in Indonesia so I decided to check-out early and get a head start on the day. Fittingly, the first mall I visited was Sarinah Department Store, the oldest mall in Jakarta. Despite being a little long in the tooth, Sarinah is still a favorite among Indonesian mall goers. It is a good place to buy souvenirs as there are floors dedicated to goods like batik, handicrafts and jewelry from all parts of the country. The prices are a bit high compared to street vendors but the products sold in Sarinah are of better quality and guaranteed authentic. There's also also a Mcdonalds & Chilis restaurant if you're hungry. Across the street is a Lotus Department Store selling clothes and footwear.
To get here, take the BRT to the Sarinah stop, the mall is conveniently linked to the station. From here, the bigger malls are an easy 7 minute walk away.