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Address: Jalan Baruna Raya No.2, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone Number: 6281388774333
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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American Couple visits Sunda Kelapa

First of all, go with a guide. Our tour guide, Bram, was able to give us a history of the area, and through his connections, was able to get us onto a boat or two to peek inside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Jakarta, Indonesia

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all, go with a guide. Our tour guide, Bram, was able to give us a history of the area, and through his connections, was able to get us onto a boat or two to peek inside. He also walked us through the kampung area around the port, peeking into houses, and meeting school children. It gave us a... More 

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Thank WallaceGang
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This tour is a great way to see Jakarta - especially some of its less touristy sides. Bram took us to the Port, to an village community, through chinatown, and we finished it all off with some kind of delicious meatball dish (again, in a very untouristy kinda eatery). Bram was an excellent guide - easy going and informative.

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Thank Joel G
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there at dawn to shoot the huge Ocean Going wooden boats that ply the Islands of Indonesia. Great photo spot.

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Thank AmanP
Federal Way, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fleet of ships seems to be left over from 50 years ago. They are old wooden boats being loaded and unloaded in the old fashioned way by backbreaking labor in the hot sun. We watched men unload cargo slings of heavy rice bags from the boats to waiting trucks and visa versa. They are worth seeing but I would... More 

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Thank fsdukejr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can say that many great pictures are taken here at Sunda Kelapa... You just have to know where and when during the time of the day. Dont bring your kids because it is dusty and busy ports. Pot holes everyhwere. Wear your shoes. Ticket to enter is cheap. Hot day can be terribly hot.

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Perth, Western Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa is interesting and the sites and sounds of the old ships being loaded and unloaded is something quite different to anything you would find in other port areas. A plus is that the gate attendants allow you to walk in for free and just won you to be careful. Many men are sitting around or walking... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa (PSK) is located very near to the Kota Tua (Old Town) area of Jakarta so you can easily view both locations in a day. The port has many old wooden boats which you can watch being loaded up which itself is quite an experience. You can also take a ride in a small boat along the harbour... More 

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Clinton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

These docks berth a large fleet of tall sailing ships that ship cargo still. Just seeing how they stack these ships in makes the visit worthwhile. Stand awhile and watch the lading process--fascinating. Old cranes that sit atop the ships' decks transfer large loads off waiting trucks into the cargo holds. You don't have to use an expensive tour to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Sunda Kelapa is part of Jakarta's main port, but here the tall ships rule. They unload theirs cargoes here; they carry just about everything. These ships are part of the of the world's last remaining fleets of commercial sailing ships. These ships sail all over the archipelago; the Bugis from Sulawesi are particularly well know as seamen.

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Thank Jeffry B
Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

you dont need to visit the ols harbour by an organised trip. You can walk in and pay the entrance fee of 5000 IDR. The harbour is still working. The transports go to the islands, or bring goods from the islands to Jakarta and the world

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