Street vendor selling pancakes at Singkawang market, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. RM
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For a one-stop intro to the best in Jakarta’s street food (Indonesian, Indian and Chinese, mainly), join the crowds at the Pasar Baru market. One of Jakarta’s oldest markets, it’s been doing a brisk business since the 18th century. All kinds of accessories and clothing are for sale alongside little restaurants serving cheap snacks such as martabak, nasi goreng, papadums and biryanis.