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Address: Jln. Maritim No. 8, Jakarta 12430, Indonesia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Mind the road, just shoot your camera

I can say that many great pictures are taken here at Sunda Kelapa... You just have to know where and when during the time of the day. Dont bring your kids because it is dusty... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2016
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

I can say that many great pictures are taken here at Sunda Kelapa... You just have to know where and when during the time of the day. Dont bring your kids because it is dusty and busy ports. Pot holes everyhwere. Wear your shoes. Ticket to enter is cheap. Hot day can be terribly hot.

1 Thank S W
Perth, Western Australia
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

The Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa is interesting and the sites and sounds of the old ships being loaded and unloaded is something quite different to anything you would find in other port areas. A plus is that the gate attendants allow you to walk in for free and just won you to be careful. Many men are sitting around or walking... More 

1 Thank Fresco09
Bandung, Indonesia
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa (PSK) is located very near to the Kota Tua (Old Town) area of Jakarta so you can easily view both locations in a day. The port has many old wooden boats which you can watch being loaded up which itself is quite an experience. You can also take a ride in a small boat along the harbour... More 

Thank SurfingWild
Clinton, Washington
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

These docks berth a large fleet of tall sailing ships that ship cargo still. Just seeing how they stack these ships in makes the visit worthwhile. Stand awhile and watch the lading process--fascinating. Old cranes that sit atop the ships' decks transfer large loads off waiting trucks into the cargo holds. You don't have to use an expensive tour to... More 

Thank culturevulture94
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

Sunda Kelapa is part of Jakarta's main port, but here the tall ships rule. They unload theirs cargoes here; they carry just about everything. These ships are part of the of the world's last remaining fleets of commercial sailing ships. These ships sail all over the archipelago; the Bugis from Sulawesi are particularly well know as seamen.

Thank Jeffry B
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

you dont need to visit the ols harbour by an organised trip. You can walk in and pay the entrance fee of 5000 IDR. The harbour is still working. The transports go to the islands, or bring goods from the islands to Jakarta and the world

Thank LouenStephan
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

Actually I went there just to see Tanjung Priok Port but when we arrive there nothing to see so we drive across to Sunda Kelapa Port to see what is in there and we just see the fish market it was so full of fish everywhere

Thank Dinda1184
Oceanside, California, United States
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Reviewed 1 December 2015

I was originally going to wander the Harbor myself but was approached by a guide. I was skeptical but he turned out to be official. Torang was his name and he took me on the boats, through the museum, opened the locked gates so I could walk on the old Dutch drawbridge, and even took me on his scooter through... More 

Thank Brandon W
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

Watch the ships be loaded and unloaded with every type of good you can imagine. People are friendly and don't mind you watching them as they work. Interesting how some old ships are repaired. We were invited aboard several vessels, but declined. Beware of "guides" who want to give you a tour, when wandering around on your own works great.

Thank babette119
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

As other reviewers have said, the only real takeaway from this sight are decent pics of the ships' hulls along the pier. Many of the ship crews loiter along the pier or aboard ship and are friendly sometimes. You'll need some Bahasa or a guide to understand/ask questions though. There are some guides that also loiter by the entrance area... More 

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