Category: Jakarta

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Benteng Heritage Museum

For those interested in the diaspora of the Chinese and how and when they settled in Indonesia should visit the small Benteng Heritage Museum in Tangerang, on the outskirts west of Jakarta. The Benteng…

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Ragunan Zoo

From the charming Orangutan living in the deep tropical rainforests of Kalimantan to the legendary Komodo dragon in Flores, the Indonesian Archipelago -with its uniquely diverse natural characteristics- is home to some of the…

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Setu Babakan

Located at Srengseng Sawah in the subdistrict of Jagakarsa in South Jakarta, isSetu Babakan, a man-made lake that is a water catchment area for the city of Jakarta. The lake receives its water from…

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Jakarta Textile Museum

The Indonesian islands are famous for their magnificent hand-woven cloths, colors and designs in material and creations, some intricate, others stunning in their pure simplicity. Each of the thousands of Indonesian islands produces its…

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Pari Island

One of the many little spots of paradise just a stone’s throw away from the bustling metropolitan capital, Jakarta, Pari Island is quite different from the more popular islands of  Pramuka and Tidung. Although…

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Toko Merah ( Red Shop )

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…