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  • 01-01-1970
  • 01-01-1970
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A History of Souw Beng Kong
Souw Beng Kong was the first Chinese Captain appointed by the Dutch VOC, at which time the Dutch Governor was General JP Coen. He was chosen by the Dutch General to maintain order when the Dutch moved from Banten to Batavia in 1916. At the time he became Captain, Souw Beng Kong was built the Molenvielt Canal which now separates Jl. Gajahmada and Hayam Wuruk.
Souw Beng Kong's Grave
Souw Beng Kong died in April 1644, and was buried in the family's grave complex, located in his own 20,000 square meter coconut grove. The location is now at Gg Taruna, Jl Pangeran Jayakarta since 1945.
In 2008, the tomb was successfully restored by the Kapiten Souw Beng Kong Foundation. Land around the grave was successfully acquired, floor tiles and fences were also installed. In addition, the earthen mound was replaced with a new one. Along Jl. Pangeran Jayakarta also installed three road signs to the tomb.
How to get to the location?
Public Transportation
1. TransJakarta Bus (3.500 IDR)
If using Transjakarta, you can go to the Kota bus stop then continue using the angkot (M15A) from Jakarta Kota station to the Mangga Dua Textile market and continue to walk of about 15 minutes to the location.