Sunda Kelapa is the port that has been active ever since the 12th century and was the beginning of the present metropolitan city of Jakarta. The Netherlands succeeded to colonize Batavia for three centuries. In 1970 the old name of Kalapa was again used and the name of port reverted to Sunda Kelapa. It is now the harbor for inter-island traditional boats.

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Museums & Landmarks
North Jakarta
Jl. Maritim No. 8, North Jakarta

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