Even if the North Bali shopping scene may not be as colourful as on the island’s more popular south, you can still find a few interesting shopping options around. After all, the Buleleng regency offers one of Bali’s remote getaways, meant mostly for rest or exploration. 

    The items sold at the beach shops in popular areas like Lovina Beach lean more towards handicrafts and local commodities. For a traditional market scene, there’s the Pasar Anyar in North Bali’s capital of Singaraja, with a fascinating farmer’s market nearby. For more modern shopping options, the capital also has a few department stores where you can find anything from baked goods and groceries to affordable fashion items.

    Candi Kuning Market is one of 2 main markets in the Bedugul highland area. That's why locals refer to it more simply as Pasar Bedugul. The farmers' market mostly boasts local produce, such as flowers and a wide range of tropical fruits, including mangosteen, bananas, tamarillos, tangerines and, most importantly, strawberries – the prize produce of Bedugul.

    You can also find some souvenir shops selling kitsch arts and crafts – all sold at affordable prices. The market is a nice place to enjoy a local market scene and test your bargaining skills. There are a variety of small warungs (stalls) that sell a wide range of local food.

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    Location: Jalan Kebun Raya Bedugul, Candi Kuning, Bedugul, Baturiti, Tabanan, Bali 82191, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 6am to 6pm


    Anyar Singaraja Market

    Pasar Anyar Singaraja (Anyar Singaraja Market) is one of the main traditional markets of Singaraja, the capital of North Bali. On a fun trip to the market, you can learn more about the local trade with everything from local fresh produce such as rice and tobacco to household necessities like locally made kitchenware and utensils on display across various tenants.

    For first-timers, the scene here may seem a bit chaotic, with cluttered stalls displaying their wares. But it’s one of the best places to head to for bargains, and you might hit a score over a unique souvenir such as gemstones and jewellery.

    Location: Jalan Durian, Singaraja, Buleleng, Bali 81114, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 3am to 8pm


    ABD Foodmart Singaraja

    ABD Foodmart is one of Singaraja town’s central supermarkets. It supplies to most of the restaurants and hotels in the coastal area of Lovina and most of North Bali with its good range of foodstuffs and hospitality items. Even so, it’s also a popular shopping spot for long-staying travellers holidaying in the area, as it presents a good selection of retail items such as imported meats and other daily food products.

    So, if you’re looking for a fresh food store while enjoying your stay in North Balli, you might want to check out ABD Foodmart if you want to try in-villa cooking. There’s a department store upstairs where you can find a wide range of professional kitchenware and household products.

    Location: Jalan Udayana Barat No.2, Banyuasri, Buleleng, Bali 81113, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 6am to 10pm

    Phone: +62 (0)362 24087


    Alcovina Wine & Spirits

    Alcovina Wine & Spirits is a wine shop near Lovina where you can head to for international-quality wines and alcoholic beverages. The shop is very much a one-of-a-kind in Lovina, where you can browse through a collection of New World wines as well as Bali’s own local labels – Bali’s own Hatten Wines, produced from French Alphonse-Lavallée table grapes grown in North Bali, is also available here.

    They’re also a source for restaurants and bars in the area, thanks to the excellent selection of liqueurs, cognacs and brandies, whiskeys, tequilas, gins, rums and vodkas. You can find the wine shop along the Lovina main road.

    Location: Jalan Raya Singaraja-Seririt No.223, Kaliasem, Lovina, Anturan, Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to 10pm

    Phone: +62 (0)812 9005 9005


    Pancasari Market

    The Pancasari Market is one of Bali’s most traditional farmer’s markets, where you can experience a truly local open marketplace scene. The items on sale here include various fresh vegetables and fruits harvested from the nearby farms and plantations of the highland Pancasari community. The market is a common stopover on tours to Bali’s north, via the Bedugul-Singaraja main route.

    Note that it’s a non-touristy market and comprises different small and down-to-earth stalls that offer a great variety of daily local necessities. It is also a good place to witness a bit of Balinese culture through dedicated stalls selling ornate ritual items and flower offerings, some of which weave and arrange them fresh on the spot.

    Location: Jalan Pancasari-Baturiti No.54, Pancasari, Sukasada, Buleleng, Bali 81161, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 4am to 7pm


    Banyuasri Market

    Singaraja town’s Banyuasri Market is a good traditional fresh market to head to, either in the mornings or at night. The 24-hour market features all the typical Balinese farmers’ produce, such as green vegetables and fruits, rice, eggs, spices and tobacco.

    In the late afternoons, shop owners open up stalls to ready themselves for a night market scene and the crowds are usually just as big as in the mornings. You can find local meals and snacks sold here in the evenings, ranging from bakso meatball soup to grilled chicken and lamb satays, all at local prices under a dollar.

    Location: Jalan Samudra, Banyuasri, Buleleng, Bali 81116, Indonesia

    Ari Gunadi | Compulsive Traveller

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