Constructed in 1628 and formerly called the Engelse Brug (the English bridge) this bridge used to connect the Dutch fort with the British fort. In 1938 the bridge was made into a drawbridge – the only one in Indonesia to allow boats to pass into the Great Canal, now named Pintu Besar. After Indonesia’s Independence it was renamed to Jembatan Kota Intan, but is no longer in use.

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Museums & Landmarks
West Jakarta
Jl. Tiang Bendera, West Jakarta

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    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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