Bali’s Typical Souvenir Stores

Khrisna, Bali’s Typical Souvenir Stores

Khrisna, Bali’s typical souvenir stores, are owned by the Balinese couple I Gusti Ngurah Anom (Pak Cok) and Ketut Mastrining, starting with a small shop on Jalan Nusa Indah, Denpasar, and later developed into four stores, one in Jalan Nusa Kambangan Denpasar, another one at the Sunset Road and the newest one open 24 hours on Jalan Raya Tuban in the year 2010.

For those who do not like bargaining, Krishna is the right choice because here the prices are fixed. The prices are competitive and even sometimes cheaper than the prices at the Art Market. The atmosphere is very convenient for shopping; there is a central food stalls and musola (Moslem mosque). Here various kinds of Balinese handmade products with different quality are sold in reasonable prices.

Krishna will soon open shop branches of similar concept in Batu, Jogjakarta and Bandung, to display locally made handicrafts made in Malang and Batu area, Jogjakarta area and Bandung area respectively.

Joger and Teman Joger, the Word’s Factories

Joger, the word’s factory, is located on Jalan Raya Tuban in Kuta, while Teman Joger is situated in the village of Luwus, on the Luwus Bedugul Highway. Joger is an abbreviation of the name of this shop owner, Joseph Theodore Wulianadi with Gerhard, his close friend from German, who gave him the capital to start his business.

Pak Joger, the younger brother of Jaya Suprana, the director of Jamu Jago, is the owner of CV Wira’s Garment Melania Soraya which produces Joger T-shirts, the typical Joger knick-knacks and Jok Mah Li (very expensive corner: ex overseas goods that are sold at low prices).

There are around 10,000 kinds of goods sold at his stores with profit margin of 5.8%. His stores are always full of Indonesian tourists who proudly wore t-shirts on which are printed the “wise” words created by Pak Joger, among them are: “Shopping or Not, Thank You Anyway.”