Fatahillah Museum

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Jl. Taman Fatahillah No 2, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Yani_rahma Yani_rah…
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Old City Tour Apr 17, 2011
Old city, Museum Fatahillah (Jakarta History Museum)located in the Old town of Jakarta http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakarta_History_Museum

Visit on the weekend late afternoon usually there is always an attraction from different local or others Indonesian province culture (dance)

Walking start from Sunda Kelapa harbour (the old Indonesia harbour)and continue to Museum Maritiem pasar Ikan(Indonesian Maritime history)then walk to Galangan Benteng, Kali Besar street there is an old Dutch bridge call "chicken Bridge", Roa Malaka, Stasiun Kota and finish at Museum Fatahillah.

After long walk you can enjoy yourself at the Cafe Batavia, located just right in front of Museum Fatahillah (Nice food, nice drink and cozy place)
Museum Fatahillah at night
Chicken bridge
Cafe Batavia
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National History Museum Sep 13, 2009
National History Museum or more known as Fatahillah Museum is located in Jakarta Kota - old part of Jakarta which occupied by old Dutch remnants of its buildings and town architecture.

This huge white building with bright green panels was originally a Stadhuis/Townhall, built in 1700-ies and converted to museum in 1974.

The total area is 1300 sq meters, built with classic Baron style and has a backyard with small park, 2 main wings and the underground jails. It also has an old wind direction on top of its roof.

It has extensive collection about Jakarta history since pre-colonial time, some old furnitures and plenty of old ceramics and accesories. My favourite parts are the second floor which we can see out to the square in front of the museum and the small park in the back of the museum. The shady park with several big trees are just a nice place to sit down and taking a rest from the museum tour. They have a small Hermit statue (Hermit is a greek god for merchant) and a famous small canon called Meriam Si Jagur - this canon is special because it has a huge finger on top of the canon.

The entrance fee to this museum is very cheap 2000 Rp (0.2 USD) and allowed to bring camera.

Another nice part is the huge square in front of the museum, which is a place for people just to sit and enjoy the breeze, school children roaming to find a westerners to be interviewed as their English class task. They have a rental for old style bikes to go around the square and last but not least - a row of street food carts:) on teh side of the square.

Around the square, there are other museums, such as Wayang and Ceramic Museum as well as Batavia Cafe, which is wellknown as nice food and beautiful restaurant interior.

Read from one article that this place is one of the most haunted place in Jakarta - and the strongest is in the undergrojnd jail - that probably explains the chill I had behind my neck when I wander around down there?;p
Fatahillah Museum
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(what they said as haunted) bar in…
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