Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Old City Tour in Jakarta Indonesia

Places to visit

Jakarta History Museum
Fatahillah Museum, also known as the Jakarta History Museum or the Museum of Batavia is a museum located at Jalan Taman Fatahillah No. 2, West Jakarta, an area of more than 1300 square meters.
This building was once the Stadhuis or City Hall, built in 1707-1710 by order of Governor-General Johan Van Hoorn. City Hall building was similar to that Dam Palace in Amsterdam, consisting of the main building with two wings in the east and west as well as sanding buildings used as offices, courtrooms, and a basement room used as a prison.

On March 30, 1974, the building was later formalized as Fatahillah Museum.
Building architecture style of the 17th century Baroque-style classic with three ground floor with yellow paint, windows and door frames of teak wood dark green. The main roof has a pointer part to every wind direction.
This museum has an area of more than 13,000 square meters. Konblok yard with the arrangement, and a pool decorated with several old trees.

Objects that can be found in this museum include the history of Jakarta, replicas of relics of the Tarumanegara and Pajajaran, the results of archaeological excavations in Jakarta, antique furniture from the 17th century until the 19th, which is a fusion of European style, People's Republic of China, and Indonesia. There are also ceramics, pottery, and stone inscriptions. This collection is available at various spaces, such as Jakarta Prehistoric Room, Room Tan, White Rose Room, Room Fatahillah, Sultan Agung Room, Room and MH Thamrin.

There are also various collections of Betawi culture, numismatic, and pedicabs. Even now also placed the statue of the god Hermes (according to Greek mythology, the god of good fortune and protection for the merchants), which was located at the intersection of Harmony and The sturdy cannons, which have magical powers. In addition, at the Museum Fatahillah there is also a former first dungeon that could be used in the Dutch colonial era.

Museum Bank Indonesia
Bank Indonesia building in Jakarta Kota area is selected and designated as a Building Museum Bank Indonesia is a monumental building that is full of historical value and architectural beauty. As an asset for the city rich history, this building has been determined by the Regional Government of DKI Jakarta as a cultural heritage building in accordance with the Heritage Act No. 5 / 1992. Therefore, it is an appropriate step if the building is preserved and used as a museum that is managed professionally, so it can display the image of Bank Indonesia is very concerned with history, culture, and education for the society and participate in the revitalization of historic buildings in the area of Jakarta City .

Jakarta Cathedral
Jakarta Cathedral Church (official name: Santa Maria Patron Appointed To Heaven, De Kerk van Onze Lieve Vrouwe ten Hemelopneming) is a church in Jakarta. This church building was inaugurated in 1901 and built with a neo-gothic architecture of Europe, which is a very common architecture used to build the church building a few centuries ago. The present church was designed and initiated by PastorAntonius Dijkmans and laying the first stone by Carolus Provicaris Wenneker. This work was followed by Cuypers-Hulswit when Dijkmans could not go on, and then inaugurated and blessed on April 21, 1901 by Msgr. Edmundus Sybradus Luypen, SJ, Vicar Apostolic of Jakarta. Cathedral we know today is actually not the original church building in that place, because the original cathedral was inaugurated in February 1810, but on July 27, 1826 Church building was burned along with 180 houses in the surrounding population. Then on May 31, 1890 in sunny weather, the Church that one had collapsed.

Angke Mosque
Angke Masjid Mosque located in West Jakarta Angke and easily reached by minibus from the City Museum Fatahillah BeOS station or from the city. He is the only mosque in Jakarta, which still survives. The building of this mosque there are two floors, which are characterized by typical Javanese architecture. Angke mosque which is now known by the name of Al-Anwar Mosque is closely associated with Chinese people in Batavia (now Jakarta).

Luar Batang Mosque
Luar Batang Mosque location is at Jalan Luar Batang I, Kampung Luar Batang, North Jakarta. Many Javanese people who live here, so in a map made in 1780 Van Der Parra called Javasche Kwartier location, but after that people would know him Luar Batang. Calibaration have calibaration, people at that time if the location is meant to be out of town and past the boundary markers in the form of bars, not explained what sticks. So then introduced with the title Luar Batang until now.

Zion Church
This church is located not far from the Railway Station of Jakarta, precisely at the White Rose Prince Street, West Jakarta, was built in 1693. This Portuguese church built in 1693, called De Nieuwe Potugeesche Buitenkerk (The New Church of Portuguese outside the fort). This church was officially opened on October 23, 1695 and funded jointly by the Portuguese and the Dutch East India Company. This church became known as the Zion Church, the first sermon delivered by a priest named Theodore Zas and attended by Governor General Van Outhoorn. Zion Church is a typical Portuguese with a domed window, and the grand pulpit, chair of the magnificent. Beautifully carved pieces of furniture adorn the church made by craftsmen from Formosa (Taiwan).

This church is one of the oldest churches in the area of jakarta. The oldest church in Jakarta was built in 1693 by architect Ewout Verhagen. From the outside, not a cursory look something special from Zion Church. However, antique curved windows with more or less three meters high and the gates of the church with antique pillars, which sustain the triangle (fronton) Greek style, makes this church special.

The rectangular shape of the building has additional space which is also square where the church council gathered (consistory). On the west door of the church there are 11 tombs tombstone mounted horizontally.

Red Shop
Jalan Kali Besar Barat in West Jakarta, on the VOC is downtown Batavia, there is a building that was almost all red front. Red Store building name, now is still standing strong despite three centuries old. A number of governors general of the VOC never inhabit this building, which was then located in the middle of the walled city of Batavia.

Baron van Imhoff Gustaf two-story building was built in 1730. That building has witnessed many important events, experienced by the city of Batavia. At least in front of the building Groote Rivier flowing rivers (Kali Besar) is breathing a major riot occurred when a massacre against the people hard.

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