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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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Completely different experience IF you hire a guide

This is a very unique port, full of the traditional cargo boats (with no hightech navigation system e.g. GPS) It is a one of a kind view in comparison to other ports in Jakarta... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a very unique port, full of the traditional cargo boats (with no hightech navigation system e.g. GPS) It is a one of a kind view in comparison to other ports in Jakarta due to the boat's unique style. I have been here twice, once without and once with a guide. HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING A GUIDE! Not only do... More 

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New Mexico
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71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Senda Kelapa is the harbor area which contains a large group of old fishing boats and a fish market as well as a general market for food and sundries. It is quite a muddy place and a long walk from Fatillah Square. A taxi should not cost more than a few US dollars but you have to bargain hard! This... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My Fiance and I spent the day with Bram exploring Sunda Kelapa & the nearby Fishermans Village. This was a truly amazing experience. We feel very privileged to have met Bram and go on this tour. There’s a lot to be said for having the real experience. First of all Bram showed us the boats, explaining how the workers live... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

this is a very poor place, there is nothing to sea, only you take a boat in a very oily channel, and after that you take a round between very poor houses and market. the place is not at all interest and it is far away and waste of time.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you're a photographer...go! the angels of the boats, the colour, the character of the ships and the people are a photographers dream. But, if you're just going because its part of a tour... not too much for you there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Plus : • Nice place to take pictures • Old wooden; traditional trading; ships • Cheap entrance fee • Sunset spot Minus : • Do not visit during weekdays; i went on 2nd or 3rd days after Ied and was empty. • Sea water would be nicer if it was cleaner; some trash from irresponsible idiot thrown out to sea

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I walked here from Taman Fatahillah (the old square in Kota/Batavia) and was hot and annoyed when I arrived, so don't be like me and grab a ride with a cab/tuk tuk ! The entrance fee is 2,500 for pedestrians and I think that is a fair price given what there is to see. It is a working port with... More 

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Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Enjoyed the time at the harbour, watching the loading and unloading of the big old sailing ships and it was nice to be a bit away of the huzzle and buzzle of the city life. Also took a little tour with a local fisherman around the harbour at his boat (for 50.000 rupiah). Worth to visit if you want to... More 

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A glimpse into the past but with ancient style schooners still trading across the Java Sea to far flung destinations.

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Indonesia
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had been here years ago, but heard there had been renovations since then and thought it might be better - it wasn't. I wouldn't really think of this as a tourist location - it can be rather confusing and hot to get around. The Maritime Museum is worth a visit, but other than that I think only a real... More 

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Address: Address: Jalan Baruna Raya No.2, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara, Jakarta, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta>  > Penjaringan

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