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Asia World Indonesia takes you along the paths of history on this excursion to the Old Harbor Sunda Kelapa and Fatahillah Museum. Explore Glodok China the largest China Town in Indonesia and the National Monument with its flame coated in 65kgs of gold and not to miss the antiquities collection at the National Museum.
Your Hotel in Jakarta
Approximately 09.00 am
An interesting insight into old Jakarta with its history and heritage.
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 09.00am and escort you to the old harbor Sunda Kelapa. This 500 year old harbor area was a vital link to markets of the outside world for the 15th century kingdom of Pajajaran. Here amongst the colorful craft of all descriptions, you may be lucky enough to spot one of the tall-masted Bugis schooners from South Sulawesi – one of the last fleet of merchant sailing vessels in the world.
Step back into the Dutch Colonial era of the Fatahillah Museum with its extensive collection of up to 23,500 items, explore Glodok China Town touted as the largest Chinatown regions in the country. See the National Monument – an impressive 450-feet high obelisk capped with a flame coated with 65kgs of gold and built to symbolize the nation’s independence in 1945 – photo stop is made here. On to the National Museum – one of the great museums of South-East Asia, with an outstanding collection of Indonesian antiquities, Chinese bronzes, ceramics and other priceless treasures.
Lunch (optional) at local restaurant. Return to your hotel at approx. 16.00pm