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Muara Jambi Temple Jambi

Overview Muara Jambi Temple is considered one of the richest archaeological sites on the island of Sumatra. The eight temple-like structures appear to be Buddhist, and were probably built around the 14th century. Archaelogists conclude that the site was the center of Old Jambi, the capital of ancient Malay kingdom which reigned supreme about ten centuries ago. The capital was sieged and des ...

Heritage Sites in Jakarta Jakarta

Overview There are more than thirty museums in Jakarta. And tens of art galleries. So we’ll list a few places you shouldn’t miss:  Museum Gajah (National Museum)Located at the west side of Merdeka square; it offers historical, pre-historical, archeological an ethnographic aspect of Indonesia through its extensive collection of artifacts and relics which date as far back to the ...

The Fatahillah Jakarta Museum in Old Batavia Jakarta

Overview The Jakarta History Museum (also known as Fatahillah Museum) is housed in the former City Hall located in the old part of the city now known as Jakarta Kota, some hundred meters behind the port and warehouses of Sunda Kelapa.  Originally called the Stadhuis, this building was the administrative headquarters of the Dutch East India Company, and later of the Dutch Government. ...

The National Monument Jakarta

Overview The main Sudirman-Thamrin avenues in Jakarta lead to the Merdeka Square, where in its center stands the National Monument (also known as Monas--Monumen Nasional) which houses the first red-and-white flag flown at the Proclamation of Independence on 17 August 1945. This flag has now become threadbare, and so nowadays on Independence Day ceremonies, the original flag is taken out but on ...

Toko Merah, Oldest Trade Building now open for Art Exhibitions and Conventions Jakarta

Overview Toko Merah or the Red Shop is one of the oldest buildings and best preserved in present day Old Batavia. Recently restored by its present owners the PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia (PT.PPI) - a conglomeration of state-owned enterprises for Trade, - the Red House has been reopened for meetings, conventions and art exhibitions.Located at Jalan Kali Besar Barat 107, along the once busy Ciliwun ...

GEDUNG PROKLAMASI: Indonesia’s Proclamation of Independence Jakarta

Overview At exactly 10.0 am on Friday, 17 August 1945, at Jalan Pegangsaan Timur 56 in Jakarta, Indonesia’s political leaders, Soekarno and Hatta, proclaimed the Independence of the nation and people of Indonesia, shedding off more than 300 years of colonial yoke under Netherlands’ rule: “PROKLAMASI : Kami, bangsa Indonesia, dengan ini menjatakan kemerdekaan Indonesia. Hal-hal ...

Candra Naya building, a piece of Chinese history in colonial Batavia Jakarta

Overview Standing almost lost amongst high rise constructions in the Green Central City superblock along Jalan Gajah Mada in Jakarta’s China Town, is a fine example of Chinese architecture of Old Batavia, known as : Candra Naya.Because of its historic significance relating to the presence of the Chinese in Batavia during the colonial era, moreover, the land on which it stands is believed to be a & ...

Dutch Colonial's Batavia National Archives Museum for elegant garden parties and weddings Jakarta

Overview The elegant red brick National Archives Museum - otherwise known as Museum Arsip Nasional - located on busy Jalan Gajah Mada, Jakarta, once housed the Dutch colonial Archives, and was originally the 18th century residence of the Dutch East Indies Company’s (VOC) Governor General Reinier de Klerk. Today, however, Indonesia’s National Archives have been moved to Jalan Amper ...

The Bank Mandiri Museum to see Old-style banking Jakarta

Overview Different from its next door neighbor, the Bank of Indonesia Museum, which showcases the monetary history of the Indonesian archipelago, the Bank Mandiri Museum displays the interior of an actual Bank as it was in days gone by.Bank Mandiri Museum is located on Jalan Lapangan Stasiun No. 1 facing Jakarta’s Fatahillah Museum across the Plaza, which is now known as Jalan Lapangan Stasiun or the ...

Heritage Mosques in Old Batavia Jakarta

Overview Two mosques in Old Batavia that were built in the 18th and 19th century respectively are the An-Nawier mosque and the Masjid Langgar Tinggi at Pekojan, now more familiarly known as Kampung Arab or the Arab village, in West Jakarta.Before the Arabs, the neighborhood was dominated by Muslim Indians from Bengal. The name Pekojan is said to derive from the word “Khoja” or “Kaja”, an area in India.& ...

Jakarta’s Neo Gothic Catholic Cathedral Jakarta

Overview Jakarta’s neo-gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral stands on the north corner of Lapangan Banteng, or Banteng Square, which, during the Dutch colonial period was called Waterlooplein, or Waterloo Square in Central Jakarta.  Today, the Cathedral stands right across Jakarta’s largest mosque, the Istiqlal Mosque. Their proximity is not a coincidence. Indonesia’s first president, Soekarno, chose the site ...

The Asian-African Conference Museum: Inspiring generations for World Peace West Java

Overview The historic first Asian African Conference was convened here in the “Gedung Merdeka”,Bandung, West Java, from 18th to 24th April 1955, a recognized milestone in world history. This was the first time that 29 Asian and African countries, most of whom had just gained their independence from centuries of colonial rule, gathered to join hands to determine their own future. Together they covered a quarter of the world’s l ...

Bogor Botanical Gardens West Java

Overview Just 60 km south, or a mere one hour by road from Jakarta lies the town of Bogor, once known as “Buitenzorg” meaning “free of care”, located at the foothills of Mt. Salak. It has a high, year-round rainfall and a much cooler climate compared to metropolitan Jakarta.  Here are spread out the 87 hectares world famous Bogor Botanical Gardens (Kebon Raya Bogor), with the impressive out-of-town Bogor Presidential Palace fronting it and soaring Mt ...

Bandung’s precious Tropical Art-Deco Heritage West Java

Overview In the 1920’s when the Dutch decided to gradually move its colonial capital to Bandung, it was the heyday of Art Deco.  That is the reason why until today Bandung still holds some of the best examples of Tropical Art Deco architecture in the world. Bandung then prospered with more and more large plantations and large companies headquartered here. By 1939 Bandung’s cinchona plan ...

Conventions in Historical Bandung West Java

Overview Completely surrounded by mountains, Bandung, capital of the province of West Java, has a relatively cool and pleasant climate.  Combined with splendid scenery, this attracted the rich Dutch colonial planters to make this city their retreat from the hot tropical weather along the coast. In its heydays the city was known as “Parijs van Java” or Paris of Java, where until today its many tropi ...

Borobudur: A Wonder of Indonesia History Central Java

Overview The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India’s influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur unique ...

Kailasa Museum: Tracing The Ancient Javanese Civilization Central Java

Overview If you like religious objects, you should visit the Kailasa Dieng Museum. In this museum, you could trace the ancient Javanese Hindu civilization of the 7th and 8th centuries. The Kailasa Museum is situated in Gedung Arca Compound and belongs to the Central Java Conservation Agency in Dieng, Batur sub-district, Banjarnegara district, Central Java. Since it is situated within the Dieng area, you cou ...

Prambanan: The Exotic Hindu Temple Central Java

Overview As the largest Hindu temple in Southeast Asia, the beautiful and graceful temple of Prambanan is a magnificent spectacle and an icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage. Located not far from the Buddhist Borobudur temple, the proximity of the two temples tells us that on Java, Buddhism and Hinduism lived peacefully next to one another. Prambanan is known locally as Roro Jonggrang, coming ...

Museum Batik Danar Hadi Central Java

Overview The passion of H.Santosa Doellah for preserving Batik, trigger the idea of building a museum of batik. As one of the Cultural identities, batik is an insperable part of the city of Surakarta - or popularly known as Solo. Batik crafts-starting from home industries to giant professional manufacturers - are a common sight in every corner of the city.The history of Batik Danar Hadi also began in this c ...

Sangiran: Home of The Java Man Central Java

Overview Have you ever wondered what humans looked like millions of years ago? Take a trip back in time and make the journey to Sangiran, home of the Java man to find out. The story of Java Man begins over a century ago. In 1890, a Dutch military physician and paleontologist Eugene Dubois discovered a fossilized primate jawbone at Trinil further east down the Solo river. This jawbone possessed ...