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“Its good to have an old town as a classic part of the current life. Just need to maintain the environment to be clean.”
Review of Jakarta Old Town

Jakarta Old Town
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Private Tour: Full-Day Highlights of Jakarta Tour with Lunch
Ranked #14 of 290 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.
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Nice view, keep the clean environment so everyone can enjoy the surrounding.. have an example from our neighbor Singapore for Clark Quey.. it can be a cozy and favorite place to go..

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"kota tua"
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"cafe batavia"
in 57 reviews
"historical buildings"
in 15 reviews
"puppet museum"
in 23 reviews
"sunda kelapa"
in 27 reviews
"fatahillah museum"
in 19 reviews
"old batavia"
in 24 reviews
"street performers"
in 8 reviews
"local guide"
in 9 reviews
"rent a bike"
in 10 reviews
"street food"
in 12 reviews
"bank mandiri"
in 9 reviews
"historical place"
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"railway station"
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"take pictures"
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"visit this place"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Actually, I visited Old Town in June 2009, but there is no choice to the time that far. I found the place is interesting at the beginning, but besides the museum of Fatahillah and Cafe Batavia, only the buildings structure that interested me. The park condition was poor and too crowded. The museum interior itself was good and you would feel back in 18-19th century, but "scent of less-maintained area" was more prominent. This place is good for taking pictures, but in my opinion, the positive things stop there.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I love to visit this place. I feel the nuances so oldie but alive. I can feel that i'm in the middle of history (between yesterday and present). Dutch in Indonesia so much influence the Indo's history and heritage. But what I most like is that Batavia become the icon of the Oldie Djakarta!

Thank Leny Y
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

the Old Town Jakarta is largely the area surrounding the square old town center. I was there on a weekend when the street performers and vendors are at their most active. the marionette museum off the side of the square is the best $0.50 you'll ever spend--air conditioned, great puppets and marionettes and a free punch and judy show. wander outside the square for two blocks in any direction and see the remnants of the old town and canals for another side of Jakarta. I was there during the day; they say the charactor of the old town changes at night. its worth the trip.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

The buildings and history are great! When I was there I missed the puppet museum; the sepeda onthel (rental bikes) are iconic and worth about 15 min of entertainment ;) And at the post office, when the queue was long, the security guards organised chairs for everyone to sit down in :)
Maybe go down to Pasar Mangga Dua afterwards for some shopping!
I saw the square here on a documentary about Krakatoa recently, and could say, "I've been there!"
Some friends bought cheap sunglasses between the bus station and the Taman Fahatillah.

Thank k j
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