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Address: Jln. Maritim No. 8, Jakarta 12430, Indonesia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Once known as Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), Sunda Kelapa was the early...

Once known as Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), Sunda Kelapa was the early 16th-century trading post from which the Dutch domination of Indonesia began and flourished.

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Huge harbour and demolished Fish market

We walked from the Fish market, to the Sunda Kelapa harbour past the Watchtower and the Batavia harbour. We started by the Maritime museum and were looking forward walking... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
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Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We walked from the Fish market, to the Sunda Kelapa harbour past the Watchtower and the Batavia harbour. We started by the Maritime museum and were looking forward walking though smelly stalls of the Fish market only to find mountains of rubble. The fish market was demolished and there is nothing left there to remind you of its origins, history,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Neat place to see the ships. Got some great photos. It would be even cooler if you befriend a sailor and got to go on one of the ships.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a beautiful place to visit just to view the old port with its magnificent boats which are probably the same as those that lay there 200 hundred years ago. Great for photos.

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

It can be really hot at this busy port, but have a look. These ships are a big part of South East Asia's history and the ones at the port are still used. Really worth it...

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is more like industrial port rather than tourist port. I surveyed here to gain info on ship that travel to thousand islands but unfortunately the ship is on hold and not working at this moment. Although there are some unusual ship here, like wooden and sail ship, not the metal one, i could only recommend about 10 minutes here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My husband is a sailor so this was a must see for us while visiting Jakarta. We arranged a private guide and driver to take us from a cruise ship stop over and didn't realize she would arrange for us to actually go out on the water in a small boat. So glad we did-the boats look totally different from... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I agree with other reviewers, this is an industrial port (manual labour not machinery) and unless you're crazy for this particular type of boat, it's not worth battling the traffic to get there. We hired a guide (Yuda) who was very nice and escorted us along the pier to look at the boats. He encouraged us to walk the precarious... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

So i went here to take my friends, we walked from kota tua then take bajaj. it was hot. and honestly nothing. it's just a lot of boats lined up. that's it. maybe if you're a photographer you'd love it, but it's just a line full of boats. that's it. and super hot. don't come when the sun rises on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I went to visit this harbour for school purposes, i supposed to take pictures there for photgraphy assignment.. It has beautiful landscapes and a lot of ships, you can go around the harbor by a boat provided by the people there.. If you ride the boat with multiple person you need to pay Rp15.000/person but if you ride it alone... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

ever wonder how ship and goods being transported in 19th century era? sunda kelapa harbour maybe asked thats question. no large ship, no container, no crane. just everything is load and unload manually by peoples.

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