Kantor Pos Cikini: Eye Witness of Communication Development in Jakarta


Perhaps the current generation will no longer able to determine how good it feels to visit the Post Office. In the past, children are always taught how to send a letter as a tool to communicate with others. Even at that time, we have specialized term that we called “Pen friends”

At that time, elementary school children are taught how valuable the services of the Mailman. With a motorcycle, he delivered a letter after letter to the various addresses. In a letter, the sender uses sheets of paper to write down the story, just to say hello and it was sent to a relatives, the farther the distance, the longer the letter arrived at the destination

It was a story in 20 years ago, when the phone is still very expensive and the Internet is still an unknown word. The post office became a channel for people to express their feeling, correspondence, or simply give a greeting to relatives and colleagues – either by mail, greeting cards, and telegrams.

Kantor Pos Cikini or Tjikini Post Kantoor was one of witness to the history of human communication development in Jakarta. Built with Art Deco-style architecture, the Post Office, initially, was established to provide stamps as tools in terms of correspondence.

With orange colored wrapping, the special color of PT Pos Indonesia, until now the Post Office Cikini still serve people who want to do the delivery of the letter and also a variety of other needs such as payment of electricity, water, taxes, credit cards, mortgage, insurance and much more. It is said that the theme color comes from the color of Orange-Nassau dynasty of the Netherlands

How to get here (see the route map):

From Juanda go to platform 2 and take the Blue Line/Red Line heading to Bekasi/Depok/Bogor the stop at Gondangdia and take a 8 minutes walk to the Southeast

From Cikini go to platform 1 and take the Blue Line/Red Line heading to Jakarta Kota then stop at Gondangdia and take a 8 minutes walk to the Southeast

From Tanah Abang go to platform 3 and take Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai. Go to platform 3 and take the Blue Line/Red Line heading to Jakarta Kota then stop at Gondangdia and take a 8 minutes walk to the Southeast

From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai. Go to platform 3 and take the Blue Line/Red Line heading to Jakarta Kota then stop at Gondangdia and take a 8 minutes walk to the Southeast

See the link map or the map below

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