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Bank Indonesia Museum

Bank Indonesia Museum

Museum Bank Indonesia presents information Bank Indonesia's role in the history of the nation that began before the arrival of the west of the archipelago until the formation of Bank Indonesia in 1953 and the policies of Bank Indonesia, also in...

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Chandranaya

Chandranaya

        An oriental style house located at Jalan Gajah Mada No.188, West Jakarta. Formerly the house owned by the Chinese Major in Batavia. The Candra Naya building was built by Khouw Tian Sek, estimated in 1807 or the...

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Gedung Joeang'45

Gedung Joeang'45

The building that now being used as the Jo...

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Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Performing Art Theater)

Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Performing Art Theater)

Gedung Kesenian Jakarta  (Jakarta Performing Art Theater) was built in 1821 upon the site of a simple theatre that was constructed during the British interregnum under Governor General Sir Stamford Raffles.

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GPIB Pniel Pasar Baru

GPIB Pniel Pasar Baru

Local residents usually call GPIB Pniel Pasar Baru by its nickname, Gereja Ayam. The nickname was given because you could see a rooster-shaped wind vane perched up on the roof of the church, making the 'Gereja Ayam' nickname stick.  ...

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House Of Si Pitung

House Of Si Pitung

This red-stained house is located in Marunda, North Jakarta. It turns out, Si Pitung never lived in this house. This Betawi hero only dropped by the house several times here while he was hiding from the Dutch.   This house, already designa...

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Jakarta Governor’s Office

Jakarta Governor’s Office

The Office of the Governor of Jakarta is situated on the South side of the Merdeka Square, at Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 9, adjacent to the Office of the Vice-President and the American Embassy.  

In 1905 the Batavia...

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Jendral Sudirman Statue

Jendral Sudirman Statue

Statue of Jendral Sudirman ⠀ ⠀   Jendral Sudirman was one of the heroes who helped defend Indonesia's independence by ousting Dutch troops who were still not ready for Indonesian independence. ⠀   He is known as a genera...

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Kali Besar: The Large Canal, Old Town

Kali Besar: The Large Canal, Old Town

De Groote Rivier Batavia, which is now known as Kali Besar which is included in the Administrative Region of West Jakarta City. In the past, Kali Besar was used as a route for boats carrying spices to the Sunda Kelapa Harbor. Kali Besar was once co...

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Kantor Pos Kota Tua

Kantor Pos Kota Tua

In the past, the post office was of importance to the colonial government. That is why it was placed right in front of Balai Kota Pemerintahan Hindia Belanda, so that information could be received quickly.   Located in Jl. Taman Fat...

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Masjid Langgar Tinggi

Masjid Langgar Tinggi

From Pekojan district, West Jakarta, a mosque that was once only small mosque still standing since 1829 BC or 1249 Hijri. The mosque is now included in the list of protected historical heritage Jakarta. High Langgar mosque located in Pekojan Jalan...

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Merdeka Square: Indonesia’s Independence

Merdeka Square: Indonesia’s Independence

With the growth of the city, the Dutch expanded Batavia further south to present-day Merdeka Square – then called Koningsplein around which today stand the Merdeka Palace,the Supreme Court of Justice,the National Museum and many important govern...

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MH Thamrin Statue

MH Thamrin Statue

Stands tall at Silang Monas, this bronze MH Thamrin statue is one of the masterpiece from the sculptor Ketut Winata. Has 2 meters in high and inaugurated by the then-governor of DKI Jakarta, Fauzi Bowo, in commemoration of Jakarta's 485th anniv...

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Museum Kebangkitan Nasional

Museum Kebangkitan Nasional

Museum Kebangkitan Nasional stands on a building complex from the colonial era that once served as a place for medical education, STOVIA (School Tot Oplending Van Inlands Astsen). The collection held in Museum Kebangkitan Nasional includes items wi...

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National Archives Building

National Archives Building

The elegant red brick National Archives Museum - known as Museum Arsip Nasional.

Located on busy Jalan Gajah Mada. It once housed the Dutch colonial Archives, and was originally built in the 18th century as residence of the Dutch East Indies...

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OLVEH BUILDING

OLVEH BUILDING

The Old Town area of Jakarta is known to have a lot of history in the building, not far from the Old Town area there is a Dutch heritage building OLVEH that was built by Schoemaker architect in 1921. Originally, this building is dedicated to the br...

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Pecenongan

Pecenongan

Although today one can find Chinese restaurants of all description around any corner of the city, yet for authentic Chinese food with that specific Chinatown ambience, a visit to the Pecenongan food street is a must.

Located between Jalan J...

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Pemuda Membangun Statue

Pemuda Membangun Statue

Many know the statue at Senayan Fountain Circle as the 'Pizza Man/ the youth Advancement Monument, despite of its real name, Patung Pemuda Membangun.   This statue was scheduled to be finished in time for Youth Pledge Day's ...

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Proclamation Monument

Proclamation Monument

Proclamation Monument was built on the land of Taman Proklamasi complex on Jl. Proklamasi, Central Jakarta, was formerly Jl. East Pegangsaan No. 56, the residence of Bung Karno. This monument was inaugurated on August 17, 1972, by the Minister of...

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Statue of Barack Obama

Statue of Barack Obama

Obama statue or also known as the statue of "young barry" is made of bronze material with a total height of 2 meters. Put in SDN 01 Besuki, Menteng, Central Jakarta. Designed by artist Leo Angelo and sculpted by sculptor Edi Chaniago. At ...

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Sunda Kelapa Harbor

Sunda Kelapa Harbor

Sunda Kelapa is the name of the port that began to be used since the 12th century and became the starting point of the construction of the metropolitan city of Jakarta. The Dutch survived Batavia for 3 centuries. In 1970, Kalapa's old name was ag...

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