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The National Monument (Monas)

The National Monument (Monas)

THE NATIONAL MONUMENT (MONAS) Have you ever visited the National Monument or Monas which is a landmark of the City of Jakarta? Monas is a beautiful historical place and has many meanings.   In 1955 President Soekarno created a design competiti...

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Amurva Bhumi Vihara

Amurva Bhumi Vihara

Amurva Bhumi vihara     Amurva Bumi monastery the ancient monastery with a simplistic impression with the characteristics of this ancient chinese building model has now been  transformed into an elegant monastery while still ma...

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Vihara Bahtera Bhakti Ancol

Vihara Bahtera Bhakti Ancol

Standing amongst luxury houses doesn't make this Vihara lose its charm. Because it is located in Ancol, Vihara Bahtera Bhakti is also known as Vihara Ancol.   This vihara is built around the 1650s, making Vihara Bahtera Bhakti 529 year...

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Syahbandar Tower

Syahbandar Tower

Syahbandar Tower (Menara Syahbandar) used to be a watchtower for ship traffic in and out of Batavia. This tower was built in 1839. As the years go by, this tower is leaning more and more, it part because of its old age. It's also for that reaso...

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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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The Soldier Museum

The Soldier Museum

The Soldier Museum (Museum Keprajuritan) is a museum holding the records of the nation's struggle from the 7th century to the 19th century. This museum is located it Taman Mini Indonesia Indah and was inaugurated on 5 July 1987 by President Soe...

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TVRI Jakarta

TVRI Jakarta

This 42-year-old broadcast tower is around 147 meters in height. When it was erected in 1977, this broadcast tower was 'only' 85 meters high.   Let’s take a look this tower!

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Curch Sion

Curch Sion

Gereja Sion, a.k.a. Gereja Portugis, finished its construction in 1695. Gereja Sion, with its grand, opulent architecture, underwent 2 restoration projects in 1920 and 1978. Even though it already went through restoration, this church still has a l...

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BNI City Train Station

BNI City Train Station

Everything is better in purple.   Stasiun KA Bandara BNI City used to be named Stasiun Sudirman Baru on Jl. Jendral Sudirman is a home of Railink Airport Train, connecting you from our wonderful city straight to Soekarno-Hatta Internationa...

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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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Wisma BNI 46 Tower

Wisma BNI 46 Tower

Wisma BNI 46 is around 262 meters high when measured from ground floor to antenna. This 48-story building is the 184th tallest building in the world and 4th in Indonesia. It used to be the tallest until the 308-meter high Gama Tower was built in 20...

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Batavia Zuid Station

Batavia Zuid Station

Around the 1880s, a train station named Batavia Zuid or South Batavia was built. This station didn't last too long, however. In 1926 the station was closed for a big renovation project. The new station, completed in 1929, results in Stasiun Jak...

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Tamil Hindu Temple

Tamil Hindu Temple

There are not that many Tamil Hindu temples in Jakarta, which makes this temple in Pluit Jakarta's most famous and most-visited.   The temple was built in a modern Indian style. You could see a fairly tall pagoda here.   The t...

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Jakarta Islamic Centre Mosque

Jakarta Islamic Centre Mosque

Jakarta Islamic Centre Mosque   Did you know that this area was once used to be the Kramat Tunggak 'red light district'? Officially shut down in 1999, then in 2003, the JIC mosque was built in the area   A Middle Easte...

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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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Museum Basoeki Abdullah
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Museum Basoeki Abdullah

This house, located in Jalan Keuangan Raya No. 19, Cilandak Barat, South, Jakarta, was given to the government in 1988. On 25 September 2001, the two-story house was inaugurated as Museum Basoeki Abdullah.   This museum houses a collection ...

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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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Anjungan Papua TMII

Anjungan Papua TMII

You can find out more about Papuan culture via Taman Mini Indonesia Indah's Anjungan Papua. In Anjungan Papua, you will be able to find the main building, built to resemble the traditional house of Tobati-Enggros tribe, called Kariwari.  ...

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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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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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GBIP Pniel Pasar Baru

GBIP 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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