At least there are three modern shopping destinations in the Sawah Besar area, namely Mangga Dua Mall, on Jalan Mangga Dua Raya, Harco Pasar Baru, and Metro Atom Plaza, each of which is on Jl. KH. Samanhudi. In these three places, you can find a variety of products, including fashion products ranging from clothing to accessories. As for the more populous shopping options, you can visit Pasar Baru (Passer Baroe) which has become one of the oldest trading centers (since 1820) in Jakarta. Entering the market, you will find a variety of clothing and textile shops that line neatly. Entering the deeper part there are many traders of various products that hold stalls in the storefront, competing with shops that are behind them.
Among the unique buildings and tourist destinations in Sawah Besar is the Lautze Mosque on Jl. Lautze No. 87-89. This mosque was built in a three-story shop unit with a thick architecture with Chinese culture. The color of the mosque is dominated by red and yellow, two colors that are generally found in temple buildings. The entrance to the mosque is also similar to the entrance of the temple. Uniquely, this mosque has operating hours like working hours, ie from morning until 19:00.
Another old building that became a cultural preserve in Sawah Besar, namely the Jakarta Arts Building on Jl. No.1 Art Building. In this place, you can watch various art performances. By using public transportation such as TransJakarta, it is not difficult to reach this building with Dutch nuance architecture.