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Old Batavia Heritage Tour
Discover Jakarta’s Dutch colonial history on this tour of Old Batavia, stroll around the harbour and Indonesia’s largest Chinatown district, before visiting the Jakarta History Museum and the fascinating Puppet Museum.
The tour begins in the morning with a visit to Glodok, the largest Chinatown district in Indonesia, where narrow streets are lined with shops and vendors selling all manner of commodities and street food. Next, visit the old port, Sunda Kelapa, one of Jakarta’s most iconic sights. The port has a rich and varied history, dating back to the 17th-Century, but today it is mainly used to accommodate pinisi (Indonesian two-masted sailing ships).
Continue to two of Jakarta’s most interesting museums. First, the Fatahillah Museum (Jakarta History Museum), housed in the old city hall that was built by the Dutch in 1710, where you will find displays of antiques, fine ceramics, ancient maps and paintings from the colonial era. Proceed to the Puppet Museum, which showcases an excellent collection of Javanese leather puppets used in wayang kulit (the Indonesian art of puppet-shadow theatre).
Note that all museums are closed on Mondays and public holidays. Alternative sites that will be substituted on these days are Istiqlal Mosque, the cathedral and the antique market.
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