We will visit the oldest harbour in Jakarta - called Sunda Kelapa. The harbour has been existed for more than 500 years. Its importance in the past has attracted many people to make living here, and also attracted Eurasians to build a colony here - the colony is called Batavia. Due to her background, Sunda Kelapa and Batavia has become a melting pot for many culture and shape Jakarta present. Sunda Kelapa harbour is still functioning now, servicing cargo that is loaded into Phinisi Ship. The phinisi is a traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing ship. The ship herself is made from solid wood, and has been sailing since Majapahit era. We will perform a short walk in the pier, then we will perform sightseeing with a small boat around the pier. If we are lucky enough, we may board the phinisi ship to see the crew activities and admire the ship construction from inside. After this, we will visit Museum Bahari and Menara Syahbandar to see the ruins of Sunda Kelapa and Batavia Harbour. I will share some stories about the Portuguese and Dutch era, and its effect to Jakarta present architecture and culture life.
Hi, I am your host, Delta. I was born in Jakarta, and living my life here since I was born. I really passionate in historical aspect of city development, and would love to hear any story behind a city. I have been traveled to many places and heard many amazing stories about them. However, when I got back, I also realized that my own city also has a great stories to tell. It would be great to tell people unheard stories about my city that only locals knew about.
I will treat you one can of soft-drink!
I will cover all the expenses for entrance fee during our tour
We will meet in the morning on Menara Syahbandar - you may easily find it on Google Maps. If you are not sure where the place is, we may change the meeting point into Fatahillah Square in Old-Town district. It is convenient for you to use Go-Jek/Grab-Bike to reach the meeting point.