Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Old Batavia

The former Stadhuis (Town Hall) of Batavia, the office of the Governor General of VOC.
Now serves as Jakarta History Museum (Museum Fatahillah)

Old Style Bicycle Rental

Museum Wayang
Jakarta Old Town (Kota Tua Jakarta), Old Batavia (Oud Batavia), is a small area in Jakarta. The area spans 1.3 square kilometres on both North Jakarta and West Jakarta (Kelurahan Pinangsia, Taman Sari and Kelurahan Roa Malaka, Tambora).

Dubbed "The Jewel of Asia" and "Queen of the East" in the 16th century by European sailors, Old Jakarta — or Batavia, as it was named by the Dutch — was once considered a center of commerce for the whole continent due to its strategic location and abundant resources.

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