Jakarta Historical Tour
You will be visiting National Museum – Established in 1778 by Dutch Collector, J.M.C. Rademacher, the museum ceramics, statues, money, bronzes, gold and other cultural exhibits. Then, proceed to Museum Fatahillah – Completed in 1627, the building initially served as the Dutch East Indies Company’s town hall. It provides the historical background of Jakarta through display of old maps and antiquities including furniture and porcelain used by Dutch rulers.
Continue to Puppet Museum – This puppetry museum has displays of wayang puppets from all parts of Indonesia and some other parts of Southeast Asia as well. The wooden and leather puppets displayed here represent the finest craftmanship in this particular form of traditional theatre.
Passing through China Town and Old Town of Jakarta (known as the Old Batavia) which maintains its old artistic style of building during the Dutch colonialism.
Sunda Kelapa Harbour is at present a fisherman’s wharf and inter islandport. Elegant and colorful Phinisi Sailing Ships offer a picturesque scene. Visiting Batik Shops – an interesting permanent exhibition of batiks in classic and modern designs. The process of Batik could be seen here in hand drawn or stamped with its characteristic as traditional cloth from Indonesia.