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5 Facts You Need to Know at Jakarta Old City!
The Old Town of Jakarta, also known as Old Batavia (Oud Batavia), is a small area in Jakarta, Indonesia. This special area has 1.3 square kilometers across North Jakarta and West Jakarta (Pinangsia, Taman Sari and Roa Malaka). Herewith 5 Facts about Old Town you must know!
1. Had been regarded as Asian Gem
During the Dutch colonial era, the Old City of Jakarta was regarded as Asian Gem and Queen of the East in the 16th century by travelers from Europe, when it was regarded as a trading center for the Asian continent because of its strategic location with abundant natural resources.
2. Completed with 5 main museums
In Kota Tua there are five main museums: Fatahillah Museum, Ceramic Museum, Wayang Museum, Bank Mandiri Museum and Bank Indonesia Museum. With a large field in the middle, this place is often a youth hangout that just want to talk lightly because many sellers and community gatherings are often gathered every weekend.
3. Cipta Niaga Building is the most distinctive building in the Old Town area of Jakarta
Gedung Cipta Niaga is one of the revitalized buildings of Kota Tua Consortium. Formerly this building serves as an office. Currently the only floor is the location of the photo exhibition that the traveler can visit. Formerly this building functioned as a bank, which was here first a shipping company. In the past there were many trading offices in the Old Town.
4. The Old Town is a heritage building of Dutch Colonialism era
In the Old City of Jakarta you will feel visiting the city of ancient Jakarta. The old buildings with Dutch-made European architecture still stands straight gives the impression of time as it stops there. For those of you who like photography, Old Town Jakarta is also a paradise photographer. In addition to capturing the architecture of ancient buildings, photographers can also capture the whims of visitors who visit the Old City.
6. Also known as Old Batavia
Kota Tua Jakarta, also known as Old Batavia (Oud Batavia), is a small area in Jakarta, Indonesia. This special region has an area of 1.3 square kilometers across North Jakarta and West Jakarta (Pinangsia, Taman Sari and Roa Malaka). Nicknamed the “Jewel of Asia” and “Queen of the East” in the 16th century by European sailors, Old Jakarta is considered a trading center for the Asian continent because of its strategic location and abundant resources.