Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Jl. Pasar Ikan no.1, Sunda Kelapa, Jakarta

A 17th Century building originally used by the Dutch East India Company as a storage warehouse for spices makes an apt venue for Jakarta’s Maritime Museum.

In a country with a long history of sea travels and endeavors, the museum displays a variety of regional boats with their unique shapes, equipment and decorative embellishment. The modest collection includes originals, models and miniatures to illustrate the history of shipping between the Archipelago and the Netherlands, the Indonesian Navy, prominent figures, landmarks and events. There are also a number of interesting photographs taken from abroad steamships in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Opening hours: everyday (except Monday) from 9am-3pm

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