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“Old Town Jakarta”
Review of Jakarta Old Town

Jakarta Old Town
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Private Tour: Discover Jakarta Old Town with Dinner
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$77.50*
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Private Tour: Full-Day Highlights of Jakarta Tour with Lunch
Ranked #14 of 274 things to do in Jakarta
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.
Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Old Town Jakarta”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Visited the Dutch quarter in Jakarta. Easy train trip from the main station. Very pretty area with vendors and lots of entertainment. Bicycles for hire in square with lovely hats for ladies. Walked to port whether there were some interesting boats. Would recommend Jakarta in August for national day. Night time entertainment in Jalan Jaksa which is fun. Locals very friendly.

Visited August 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Kota Tua”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

In bahasa we called it Kota Tua. This place was near from Museum fatahillah. The beauty of this city was on the building architecture. It deutch builidng style, I think. But some of the building was to old, and I heard from the news, that the Jakarta government will renovate this area, I hope it will done soon.

Visited December 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“lack of attention”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This place / area actually have a lot of history, but somehow the government didn't really take this area seriously on the maintenance, sometimes they do all the renovation and make a proper tourist visit area but thru time those facility become bad and then just broken.

I used to like hanging out in one cafe in front of fatahillah museum, it was nice, but now it was all creepy specially during the night.

If only they pay attention and have it maintained, it could be a very good tourist attraction

Visited April 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“it is an old style of jakarta(batavia)”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

we can recall the old time when jakarta is name as jayakarta or batavia in netherland colonial time. it just a history

Visited February 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“The Faces of Ordinary Indonesians”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

After seeing the modern shopping centers in CBD Jakarta, we decided to take a taxi to Jakarta Old Town. This was an eye-opening adventure. A local man approached us to offer his tour-guide service. His English was reasonable and he looked sincere. He told us he used to work as a English teacher but for the future of his 3 kids, he had to find a way to get a better paid job.

We followed our guide and walked along the back streets Jembatan Kota Intan drawbridge, Toko Merah (Indonesian "Red Shop") is a Dutch colonial landmark, the watchtower of Sunda Kelapa (the old port of Jakarta). You have to prepare for the unpleasant smell from Ciliwung River. Without the local guide, you would not even be able to cross the road amid the busy traffic!

Obviously, some part of Jakarta is flourishing with the state of art modern buildings and shopping malls filled with brand-name labels. Some part of Jakarta is struggling. What will the Jakarta government do to make it a more egalitarian country? Sounds too serious a question for you, then enjoy the interesting scenes you'll find in Jakarta Old Town!

Visited February 2013
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