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Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa

Jalan Baruna Raya No.2, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara, Jakarta, Indonesia (Penjaringan)
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Ranked #23 of 63 Attractions in Jakarta
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Once known as Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), Sunda Kelapa was the early 16th-century trading post from...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Once known as Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), Sunda Kelapa was the early 16th-century trading post from which the Dutch domination of Indonesia began and flourished.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities

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Rome, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

yes the traditional boats are somewhat impressive, with long prows over the pier, many of them lined up, but you get to see a glimpse of the sea, and the rest is just an industrial harbour. Just go there if you are ready to take a small boat, get wet and see Jakarta from outside the harbour (worth it), otherwise... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Sunda Kelapa (meaning old harbour) is located in the heart of old Jakarta near Cafe Batavia and other attractions. This was the harbour of Dutch Indonesia and is still used by ships transporting goods from Jakarta to other islands. The harbour preserves its historical flavour and takes you back in time a 100 years. It has none of the modern... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I always highly recommend my foreign friends, relatives, business colleague and acquaintances to visit this Old Harbour called Sunda Kelapa. This old port is full of tradisionally built wooden boats by Bugis people from South Sulawesi, which are famous around the world. The Bugis people are seafearers who travelled and some settled in far away places, you can even find... More 

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Indonesia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
10 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There was really nothing very special about Sunda Kelapa…it's just a port with a lot of older ships loading cement and other heavy goods.

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Marbella, Spain
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158 reviews 158 reviews
76 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I was recommended a visit to the harbor when in Jakarta. Asking directions in a little tourist information booth next to Café Batavia I was told that I could easily walk down to the harbor, that it was safe to walk and that it would take about 10 min. Between Café Batavia and the harbor I found myself in a... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My partner and I took Bram's 'The Other Side of Jakarta' tour in September 2014. I have to say I did not expect much going into a tourist tour of Jakarta, a city famous for its traffic and lack of famous attractions. However Bram and his masterful tour opened my eyes to the thriving life of Jakarta. From the docks... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My family and I spent most of a day exploring Sunda Kelapa and old Batavia (Jakarta) with Bram's "The Other Side of Jakarta Tour", as recommended to us by friends. The tour was insightful and fascinating. We saw cargo boats being loaded before their journey to Borneo, including actually boarding one and seeing the crew's quarters, galley and wheelhouse. This... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The large ships were nice, but we were constantly being shouted at by people wanting to give us paid tours, and ended up leaving shortly thereafter because we felt unsafe (very rare for us to say that). It is hot, dry and dusty all around the ship yard, so be sure to bring a lot of cold drinks or stop... More 

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Yilan, Taiwan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I visited Jakarta by accident thus I have no plan here. Therefore, I chartered taxi for the unexpected trip. Sunda Kelapa was suggested by the taxi driver. As he said, Sunda Kelapa is an ancient harbor where Zheng He (鄭和) voyages in Ming Dynasty. I was thoroughly stunned that I could walk into history. Everything is historical, from the style... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The old port, but still working port, with traditional vessels made of wood, and loaded by hand...very interesting to see the boats and the movement, but bear in mind that this is a working port. Nearby is the pasar ikan ( fish market ) area, with the maritime museum and the old Dutch observation tower, also worthwhile.

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