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Address: Jalan Baruna Raya No.2, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara, Jakarta, Indonesia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Once known as Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), Sunda Kelapa was the early...
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.
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Loading and Unloading Doing

Here we say, this is commercial ship. A lot of big boats here with loading and unloading doing by manual labors and at the first time in this country story colonial arrived and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Here we say, this is commercial ship. A lot of big boats here with loading and unloading doing by manual labors and at the first time in this country story colonial arrived and build wall fence.

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Clarkston, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It's hot, sticky but well worth the visit. Well worth getting a guide from the kiosk at the start of the docks. Wear closed shoes and be prepared to do a bit of walking to take in the sights and sounds of men at work on the oldest working ships in the world. You will see men working like they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a working harbor, thus if you're expecting touristsey spot, this is definitely not the right place. However, if you're willing to see one of the unseen Jakarta, this is a good place to start. You can see how locals in the harbor and their daily activities. For female visitors are not expected to wear shorts or mini skirt.... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place is really out of the way. Don't walk - take a taxi there. It's really just a fisherman landing area - nothing touristic. Only go if you're really desperate of a place to visit. Or looking for a hipster place to take photos.

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Lille, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

To get there by walking, you'll have to go through some filthy areas. Once at the harbor, refuse the offers from "tourist information guides" to give you a tour : it won't be worth the IDR100,000 they ask : I did accept and was disappointed by the guide's lack of added value and strong accent. Just walk a bit along... More 

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Rome, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
43 helpful votes 43 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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
22 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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77 helpful votes 77 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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