Sunda Kelapa

Sunda Kelapa

observing seamen loading and unloading goods at this historic port

Location: 

Ancol, Pademangan, North Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia

Duration: 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Sunda Kelapa: important historic harbor for the development of Java and Indonesia
  2. Local Guide: feeling lucky to tour the historic area with a local guide (for a tip only)
  3. History: documented by the Chinese in 12th and occupied by Malay in 13th century
  4. Today: degraded to a minor port, only port to host the historic two masted Pinisi ships
  5. Batavia: the Dutch East Indian Company was building a new city from this very harbor

Image sources

  1. Container, ready to ship
  2. Many ships, ready to sail
  3. Local crew, waiting to leave
  4. Me, overlooking the harbor
  5. Local fish, ready to be sold

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