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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
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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You Need a Guide. Prepare to be Confronted by Poverty.

There is a Visitor Centre and guides obtained there appear to be freelance and the cost of a tour is negotiated. We rejected our first guide as he thought we were his ticket to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
duncanmacster
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Melbourne, Australia

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Dallas
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an old port that is still used by the traditional people to transport agriculture products and other commodity items to/from neighboring islands. The ships that are used are predominantly constructed out of wood and is locally called "pinisi". They have been around since the 1500s. The workers load and unload the cargo by carrying everything manually over a... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our guide took us here on our first day in Jakarta during a private tour of Indonesia. We walked along a dirty street beside the dock that offered no pedestrian safety. Trucks laden with cargo to be loaded on board bustled back and forth and we constantly had to watch behind us. The port itself is run down. The pinsi,... More 

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We met Bram at the entrance of the Sunda Kelapa (de oude haven). He started to speak Dutch to us and that trudly broke the ice. He brought us on board of a KLM; a traditional wooden merchant ship of which there were dozens in the harbour waiting to get loaded/unloaded and sail out agian to Borneo. Afterwards Bram took... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

There is a Visitor Centre and guides obtained there appear to be freelance and the cost of a tour is negotiated. We rejected our first guide as he thought we were his ticket to early retirement! (IDR250,000 for 30 minutes) Our second try yielded a chap who spoke broken English, Dutch and German, so we could at least communicate; and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of my favourite places in Jakarta - these pinisi, solid wood sailing boats, sail around the archipelago carrying freight around the islands. They are the most spectacular sight, if you can catch one leaving harbour in sail. They are beautiful, but still working boats, and it is fascinating to watch the crew loading or unloading cargo such... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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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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Address: Jalan Baruna Raya No.2, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone Number: 6281388774333
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta>  > Penjaringan

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