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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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Looking back to what it was

Sunda Kelapa port was once the gateway to the island. Actually this was the name of the city of Jakarta for the longest period- for almost 1150 years. Name came from kingdom of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Upendra S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The old port of the Dutch city of Batavia, Sunda Kelapa is still an active coastal steamer harbor. It's well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunda Kelapa port was once the gateway to the island. Actually this was the name of the city of Jakarta for the longest period- for almost 1150 years. Name came from kingdom of Sunda. Today Jakarta has a new modern harbour for commercial and passenger operations, but Sunda Kelapa port still works as a major hub for small scale transportation... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy stroll along the quayside to look at these impressive wooden vessels. They used to be sail only but now combine diesel engines with wind power, whenever the wind is favorable.

Thank OleB61
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The port itself is a great historic site, but unfortunately, it may be dangerous or at the very least uncomfortable to visit by yourself. There are groups of fisherman waiting around and staring at newcomers. It is not walkable because it is immensely large, and one has to travel through its wide dirty roads to get around it. It is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunda Kelapa is Jakarta's old name and this is a 500 years old harbour. This is a busy old harbour in in the mouth of Ciliwung River, in North Jakarta.

Thank ida_srini
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up here in the pouring rain. No idea what to expect. Met a guy, 3 foot 6 inch and apparently an official tour guide. He was fantastic. For 10 dollars each, he took us around the large local commercial boats. Then out on a wooden boat thing around the harbour. Best of all we moored alongside one of... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Unless you have an affinity with all things maritime, this place is not a big miss if you decide to skip it. The place is hot and dusty and you will see a long line of sea-going vessels, and not much else. If you are interested, and invited by the ship's captain (for a fee, of course), you may go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

After finished my visit to Maritim Museum, Mr. Catur offered me to take a travel with indonesian fishermen through harbour within Jakarta Bay; he got me walking through a very poor suburb til get Sunda Kelapa Port; then without life vest started the travel in a classic indonesian boat (pinsi) toward the open bay, then visit a huge fish boat.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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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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