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Train, Bus | To Wisata Kota Tua / Old Town Tourism - Jakarta History Museum, Maritime Museum, Cafe Batavia, Sunda Kelapa Port, Wayang/Puppet Museum, Red Shop, Bank Indonesia Museum, Bank Mandiri Museum, Harbour Master Tower, Kota Post Office and Art Gallery, Fatahilah Square.

 Jakarta Tourist Guide:
Kota Tua Jakarta (literally translated as Jakarta Old Town) is a heritage tourist attraction where visitors can observe the many colonial architectural heritages of Dutch East Indies era in Indonesia.

Especially during weekends and national holidays, Kota Tua Jakarta (named Batavia during the Dutch East Indies era in Indonesia) is crowded with holiday makers. So what are there to observe at Todays's Old Batavia ?

  1. Taman Fatahillah / The Fatahillah Square
    The Fatahillah square is a large space belonging to Jakarta Kota Tua tourism area which is surrounded by historical colonial buildings such as The Fatahillah Museum, The Wayang/Puppet Museum, The Arts and Ceramics Museum, The Kota Post Office, etc.
  2. Museum Sejarah Jakarta / The Fatahillah Jakarta History Museum
    In this museum are displayed thousands of artifacts representing the History of Jakarta from the days back when Jakarta was still named Sunda Kelapa. Here also you can see an underground dungeon where Pangeran/Prince Diponogoro - the Indonesian freedom fighter was jailed.
  3. Museum Wayang / The Puppet Museum.
    Huge collections of puppets from not only all regions of Indonesia but also puppets from Indonesia's neighboring countries such as China and Thailand are exhibited in this museum.
  4. Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik / The Fine Arts and Ceramics Museums.
    Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik houses hundreds of fine art creations including paintings of best Indonesian painters such as Basuki Abdulllah and Raden Saleh.
  5. Museum Bahari / The Maritime Museum
    During the Dutch East Indies era, the buildings were used as VOC warehouses to store various kinds of cargo to be shipped to various Asian and European ports. The museum was on fire in January 2018, and restoration has not been carried out as of date. Near the Museum Bahari stand the Harbour Master Tower or The Menara Syahbandar which was used as the watch tower until late 19th century, that was before Tanjung Priok harbour started operation in 1886.
  6. Cafe Batavia.
    Here is the perfect place to enjoy Dutch East India cuisine. The colonial historical building where Cafe Batavia is housed was built in 1830.
  7. Toko Merah / The Red Shop
    Built in 1730 during Ducth East Indies era on 2,471 square meters of land plot, The Toko Merah building was initially used as the residence of the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies Baron van Imhoff. After changing function several times, now Toko Merah is privately owned.
  8. Old port of Sunda Kelapa
    Until the late 19th century, or until 1886 to be precise, that was before newly built Tanjung Priok port started operation, Sunda Kelapa was the main port of Batavia (now Jakarta).
  9. Kota Post Office and Art Gallery.
    The post office building was built in 1929 and until today it is still functioning as a post office.
  10. The Bank Indonesia Museum.
    Before establishment of Bank Indonesia in 1953, banking activies used Gulden currency issued by "De Javasche Bank". History on nationalization of "De Javasche Bank" to become Bank Indonesia and collection of currencies can be observed in this museum.
  11. The Bank Mandiri Museum.
    This museum represents the transition of colonial era banking system to the start of modern banking sytem.

Then how to get to this heritage tourism area?
Other than using hired car or taxi, you can ride Transjakarta Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) or KRL Jabodetabek Commuter Rail service.

Wisata Kota Tua Jakarta is within walking distance from Kota BRT Station and Jakarta Kota Commuter Train Station.

Please use Google Custom Search below for transport guide using   BRT,   Royal Trans,   Commuter Train,   LRT,   MRT,   Airport Bus,   ARL,   Jakarta Explorer,   Trans Patriot.

Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit:
MRT Serving Bundaran HI, Dukuh Atas, Setiabudi, Bendungan Hilir/Benhil, Istora, Senayan, ASEAN, Blok M, Blok A, Haji Nawi, Cipete Raya, Fatmawati, Lebak Bulus. Read more.......

Jakarta MRT
Source: www.jakartamrt.co.id

Jakarta Airport Bus:
JA Connexion shuttle bus service operated by DAMRI, HIBA UTAMA, PPD, Agra Mas, and Sinar Jaya serving Soekarno Hatta Airport (IATA: CGK) ↔ Jakarta City Center, Bogor, Depok, Cinere, Parung, Bekasi, Cikarang, Karawang, Purwakarta, Tangerang, Karawaci, Serpong, etc.

DAMRI Jakarta Airport Shuttle Bus
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Jakarta Airport Rail Link:
Soekarno-Hatta Int'l Airport abbreviated SHIA (IATA: CGK) Airport Train - an excellent alternative for passengers travelling between CGK Airport and Jakarta City Center as well as CGK Airport and Bekasi.   Read more.......

SHIA Railink Airport Train
Jakarta Airport Train

Jakarta Bus Rapid Transit:
Transjakarta BRT system serves transportation within Jakarta, and between Jakarta and adjacent cities of Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Tangsel, Bekasi.
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Transjakarta BRT - Jakarta Bus Rapid Transit
Transjakarta BRT

Jakarta Train Transport:
KRL Commuter Line, also called "KRL Jabodetabek Commuter Line" - a Commuter Rail Service consisting of   BlueLine,   BlueLine via Kemayoran,   BrownLine,   GreenLine,   PinkLine,   RedLine,   YellowLine and YellowLineExtended.   Read more.......

Jabodetabek Commuter Rail Service
Jabodetabek Commuter Train

Jakarta Hop On Hop Off Tour Bus:
History of Jakarta,   Jakarta Modern,   Art and Culinary,   Jakarta Skyscrapers,   Jakarta Open Space,   Jakarta Heritage,   Jakarta Shopping Places.   Read more.......

Jakarta Hop on Hop off sightseeing tour bus
Photo by Gunawan Kartapranata / CC BY-SA 4.0

Royal Trans:
Premium bus serving Cibubur ↔ Blok M,   Cibubur ↔ Kota,   TMII ↔ Balai Kota,   Cibubur ↔ Kuningan,   Summarecon Bekasi ↔ Blok M,   Summarecon Bekasi ↔ Kuningan,   Jatibening ↔ Blok M,   Jatibening ↔ Kuningan,   Manggarai/Tebet ↔ Terminal Bekasi,   Kalideres ↔ Terminal Bekasi,   Cinere ↔ Kuningan,   Giant BSD/Serpong ↔ St. MRT Fatmawati,   Bintaro Xchange ↔ Blok M.   Read more.......

Jakarta LRT.

Bekasi TransPatriot.