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Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa

Address: Jalan Baruna Raya No.2, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara, Jakarta, Indonesia (Penjaringan)
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Ranked #25 of 79 Attractions in Jakarta
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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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Clarkston, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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138 reviews 138 reviews
12 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
72 helpful votes 72 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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