Exploring Jakarta Heritage

The older parts of Jakarta offer the chance to view the sceneries of the past. Explore Sunda Kelapa Harbor and other places of interest to the fullest, where modernity and remnants of the past can still be found.

Here, aside from Sunda Kelapa Harbor, you can found Harbor-Master Tower (Menara Syahbandar), Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari), Fatahillah Museum, Wayang Puppet Museum, Arts Museum and Beos Station.

Getting There

Using busway, motorcycle, taxi, or by renting a car.

Where to Stay

Nearby hotels such as Omni Batavia. Or various lodgings in Jakarta area.

Moving Around

On foot. You can also use public transportation to move around.

Dining Guide

Various restaurants nearby. Fast food joints such as A&W and Dunkin' Donuts are also available. Alternatively, you can buy fresh seafood from the Fish Market and ask the cooks in restaurants in Muara Angke area to cook them to your liking.

Souvenir Tips

  • Fresh seafood from the nearby Fish Market.
  • Miniatures of ship in Maritime Museum.
  • Wayang puppets from Wayang Puppet Museum.
  • Clothes, Accessories.
  • T-Shirts, postcards, keychains.
  • Frames, wall adornments, from Wayang Puppet Museum.

Other Things to See or Do

  • Climb Harbor-Master Tower to view Jakarta from the top.
  • Watch the ships loading and unloading the cargo in the harbor.
  • Buy fishing apparels to fish in this area, or buy fresh seafood from the market.
  • Take pictures in Beos Station.
  • Visit the museums.
  • Attend the events done by the museum--such as open theaters portraying people in the olden times.
  • Joining wayang workshops in the museum.

Travel Tips

  • Dress light.
  • Bring an umbrella or raincoat, in case of rain.