Kepolisian Sektor Metro Palmerah: The Gedong Tinggi of Palmerah

Andries Hartsinck, a former VOC high-ranking officer at Surakarta Palace has a vacation home (landhuis) in Palmerah. The building designed by W.J. van de Velde and has five large rooms. Palmerah inhabitants at that time called this building as the Gedong Tinggi (High  Building) because it was the tallest building in the region. While residents…

Istana Negara: The Presidential House of Indonesia

Istana Negara or the State Palace is located on Jl Veteran, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta, The construction of the palace was begun in 1796 and completed in 1804. The building was originally a mansion outside the city-owned by the Dutch businessman, JA van Braam. In 1820 van Braam vacation home is rented and purchased in 1821…

Istana Merdeka: The Presidential Palace of Indonesia

Istana Merdeka or Independence Palace is located on Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta was built in 1873 and was then known as the Palace of Gambir. Independence Palace today became the official residence of the President of the Republic of Indonesia. The palace was designed by Drossares and become the witnessed  of the…

Balai Kota Jakarta: The Great City Hall of Jakarta

Balai Kota Jakarta or Jakarta City Hall is located on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan No 8 – 9 Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. This City Hall officially used at 1919. Since the City Hall office at Old Batavia moved to Jl. Tanah Abang Barat No. 35 in 1913.  This building was initially used as the residence of…

Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa: The Beauty Charm of the Past

Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa or Port of Sunda Kelapa is an old port located on Jl. Maritim No. 8, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara/North Jakarta. This historic port is a forerunner of the city that has been known since the 12th century. The port was formerly an important port of Sunda kingdom. Many foreign vessels that transit and…

Istana Kepresidenan Bogor

Istana Kepresidenan Bogor or Bogor Presidential Palace is located at Jalan Ir. H. Juanda No.1, Bogor. This palace stands on an area of 28, 86 acres and a building area reaches 14,892 m2. In the courtyard you can see the 591 spotted deer, and there are about 346 types of trees. In the courtyard there…

Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangunkusumo

Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangunkusumo or Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital is located on Jl. Diponegoro No 71 Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital built on 19 November 1919 when the Dutch East Indies colonial government establishing CBZ (Centrale Burgelijke Ziekenhuis) means the Central People’s Hospital. CBZ as it serves as a hospital, practice, and student lab of…

Kementerian Pertahanan: The Building was used as Rechts-Hogeschool of Batavia

Kementerian Pertahanan or Ministry of Defence building is located on Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No. 13-14, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. The house is located right next to the National Museum. At the time of the Dutch East Indies government, this building is the Law School Building (Rechts Hogeschool), established by the Governor-General of the Dutch East…

Kementerian Keuangan: The Daendels Palace and The Great White House of Batavia

The building is currently occupied by the Ministry of Finance which is located on Jl. Lapangan Banteng Timur, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. Previously, the building was known by the name Witte Huis (White House) is often referred to Groote Huis (Big House). Finance Ministry building was built in 1809 when Lieutenant Governor General Daendels in power…

Komisi Nasional Hak Asasi Manusia: Ghastly Human Rights Building

Komisi Nasional Hak Asasi Manusia or the National Commission on Human Rights is located on Jl, Latuharhary No. 4B, Central Jakarta. National Commission on Human Rights is an independent agency in Indonesia, which holds the same level as other state agencies to carry out the functions of assessment, protection, research, extension, monitoring, investigation and mediation…

Gedung Perintis Kemerdekaan: The Silent Witness of Indonesia Development

Gedung Perintis Kemerdekaan or Independence Pioneers Building is located at Jl. Proklamasi No. 56, Menteng, Central Jakarta. Construction of the building is marked by the first swing hoe of the Pola Pembangunan Semesta (National Development Plan) proclaimed by President Soekarno on January 1, 1961. This building formerly called Gedung Pola Pembangunan Semesta and designed by…