Once upon a time, back when Indonesia was ruled by the Dutch, Jakarta was known by its colonial name Batavia. The Dutch established their seat of power at the Batavia City Square, now known as Fatahillah Square. Right in the heart of Fatahillah Square in Old Town Jakarta is an old building that used to be the Stadhuis or City Hall of Batavia. Today, this building is home to Jakarta History Museum – a museum that contains artifacts from the prehistoric times to the colonial times in the 16th century and up to Indonesia’s Independence in 1945.
One Saturday afternoon during our Jakarta trip in December 2015, Rupert, Zuri and I visited Fatahillah Square. After a hearty lunch at Cafe Batavia, we went inside Jakarta History Museum for a quick diy tour. We paid a very cheap entrance fee, it was almost free. Below are some of the photos that I was able to take during our visit.
Jakarta History Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The museum is closed every Monday and during Holidays.
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