The Walmart of Ubud: A Brief Exploration of an Indonesian Shopping Center

Andrew Clark
Sep 17, 2018 · 4 min read

“We’re out of peanut butter,” I said, and leaned in through the glass door divider separating our living room and bedroom. “We should probably go to that shopping center to pick some more up today.”

I’m referring to the Delta Dewata Shopping Center in Ubud, Indonesia.

In a city filled with specialty shops and tourist rackets, the Delta Dewata Shopping Center is a strange little oasis. In Google Maps it’s classified as an industrial supermarket, which basically means that it’s the…