Starting point : Istiqlal Great Mosque
Ending point : PNIEL Church
Duration : 3 hours
Distance : 2.9 kms
Points of interest:
1. Istiqlal Great Mosque
The largest mosque in Southeast Asia, designed by a Christian architect named Frederick Silaban, makes the icon of Jakarta and even Indonesia, because all official state visits will always be introduced to this magnificent and beautiful mosque.
2. Jakarta Cathedral
The only Gothic style building in Jakarta with charming stained glass decoration makes this cathedral one of the most interesting buildings to visit. Located opposite the Istiqlal Mosque as a symbol of religious harmony.
3. Sri Satya Sai Baba Foundation
The center is dedicated to Sri Sathya Sai Baba, a famous Indian swami, or guru, who was born in 1926 and now teaches in an ashram in Puttaparti, South India. He is believed to be the second of three incarnations of the divine being Sai Avatar. Devotion to Sai Baba involves continuous participation in devotees' original religions.
4. Gurdwara Sikh Temple
A gurdwara is a place of assembly and worship for Sikhs. People from all faiths, and those who do not profess any faith, are welcomed in Sikh gurdwaras. Each gurdwara has a Darbar Sahib where the current and everlasting guru of the Sikhs, the scripture Guru Granth Sahib, is placed on a takhat (an elevated throne) in a prominent central position. The raagis (who sing Ragas) recite, sing and explain, the verses from the Guru Granth Sahib, in the presence of the congregation.
5. Sin Tek Bio
Built in 1698 in a location that was once still a wilderness and swamps. To reach this temple, we must go through a narrow alley because it is surrounded by modern buildings. There are 2 parts of the building where the biggest host is Hok Tek Ceng Sin as the God of Earth and fortune, while the smaller building the host is Dewi Kuan Im, the goddess of compassion.
6. PNIEL Church
Built in 1856 by the Rev. JFG Brumund. Usually called the Chicken Church (Haantjes Kerk) because on the tower mounted wind guards in the form of roosters. Since it was built, most of the congregation were indigenous people. Sermons are also held on Sundays in Malay and Dutch. Since 1953 it has been called the Church of the Pniel. With two towers visible from the front, this building is in Neo-Romanic style with Neo-Baroque elements.