Fish Market (Pasar Ikan)
Fish Market (Pasar Ikan)
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This colorful neighborhood is a bustling fish market by day and serves up fresh grilled fish by night.
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Mirza A
Great Falls, VA260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Solo
Depending on the type of visitor / tourist you are, this place can get between a 1 or a 5 star. I should have given it 5 because I had so much fun there, but I settled for 4 to lest people think I am crazy. First and foremost the place is dirty, it stinks, the original fish market is gone and probably the poorest place in entire Jakarta. But it has culture. It is real. And offers a first hand experience of the poor and old historic neighborhood of Jakarta. But you have to get a bit adventurous and make your way into the narrow alleys and homes of the locals. Wall to wall Homes are stacked on top of each, left, right, up, down. This is what I would call living in a Sardine Can. There are boat houses and then houses which can become a boat with just a small accident. The place has to be experienced and YES do not forget your camera. Locals are happy to be photographed even as the go about their daily routine (probably sleeping would the prime activity). As you go through winding alleys at times nervous where you might end up, you come across life in so many shades and flavors -- albeit all poor. For the photographer, you can easily spend a day and more here as every corner, alley, house, shop, person, place offers a fantastic photo op. While the neighborhood and daily grind of locals is what I found most interesting, the is a very interesting museum in the neighborhood, where the history of early explorers, ships and the area makes for an interesting change.
Written February 17, 2014
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Cairokid
Maidenhead, UK1,180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Friends
We ended up coming to the Fish Market by boat from across the harbour. The whole area is extremely vibrant though the houses were slums. Many areas were strewn with rubbish including copious quantities of used nappies etc. Some of the smells were bad. But everyone we saw was extremly friendly and happy to see us. We never did see the fish market, but it must be there somewhere!
Written January 27, 2014
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rawerontek
Mataram, Indonesia16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Friends
Sunda Kelapa is the old port of Jakarta located on the estuarine of Ciliwung River.
From the 13th to 16th century Sunda kelapa was the main port of Sunda Kingdom. In 1522, the Portuguese secured a politics and economic agreement with the Sunda Kingdom, the authority of the port. In exchange for military assistance against the threat of the rising Islamic Javan Sultanate of Demak. However in 1527, Fatahillah, on behalf of the Demak attacked the Portuguese in Sunda Kelapa and succeeded in conquering the harbour on June 22, 1527, after which Sunda Kelapa was renamed Jayakarta.[2] Later, the port became a part of the Banten Sultanate.
n the 17th century, during the Dutch colonial era, the area that is now Penjaringan Administrative Village was developed into a ship docking area. Warehouses and ship building facilities are built on this area, some of these 17th-century structures still exist today (such as the now Museum Bahari and Galangan Kapal VOC, a former trade office built in 1628).
During the 1970s, because of insufficient capacity and the lack of facility, a new fishing port called Pelabuhan Perikanan Samudera Jakarta (PPSJ) (also known as "Jakarta Fishing Port") was created on the west side of Sunda Kelapa Harbor, within Penjaringan Subdistrict. The feasibility and engineering study was done by Japan International Cooperation Agency from 1973 to 1979. The construction was divided into four phases which began in 1980 and was finished in 2002
Sunda Kelapa Port is located within Penjaringan North Jakarta.

Great Place To come..there's some of Phinisi Boat (Indonesia Traditional Boat)
Written September 4, 2013
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Meat Downtown
79 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
We took a taxi all the way from Jakarta to this remote fish market. I read many reviews and I thought it would be interesting to see so many varieties of fish, etc. It was really bad, the smell is crazy bad, there is dirty water everywhere, there is no much you can really see unless you get through the aisles of a very disorganized mess with an incredibly disgusting smell. You can puke twice and non-stop because it is impossible to hold your breath. Save yourself some sanity and don't go!
Written April 20, 2015
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AntNot
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
In April 2016, the government evacuated the area, to make it a more touristic spot. So basically, the place is in Jan. 17 a heap of ruins, where some inhabitants still live, in far worse conditions than before. Nothing has been done by the authorities since the evacuation, so the place is sad and dead. Don't really loose your time trying to find the old Pasar Ikan. But still, there remains the Sunda Kelapa harbor to see, and the area of Luar Batang, just the other side of the chenal (this one only if you are the kind of tourist who loves to walk in small and dirty streets, just to discover and talk with people -who always are so warm and open, as often in Jakarta-).
Written February 19, 2017
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