Museum Antara: From Aneta to Antara

Museum Antara or the official name used is Galeri Foto dan Jurnalistik Antara (Antara Journalism and Photo Gallery) is located on Jl . Antara No 59, Pasar Baru. You can get in without having to purchase any tickets. This two-story building is an important place in the Indonesian independence, since at this place the the…

Toko Kompak: The Forgotten Chinese Heritage

Passer Baroe is one of the oldest markets in Jakarta , but it is uneasy to see any heritage building from the past that can still be found . If you ever visit Passer Baroe, look for the Toko Kompak (Kompak Store) at Jl. Pasar Baru No 18 A. Although the name is Toko Kompak,…

Oey Kim Tiang: The Legendary Kungfu Novel Translator

Born in Tangerang in 1903 and he died in Tangerang in 1995. During his lifetime, Oey Kim Tiang (well known as OKT as well) has been translated more than 100 works of translation from Hokkien into Malays (Melayoe Pasar or Melayoe Rendah). In all of his translation, OKT is very strong in maintaining his consistency…

Dermaga Tangga Jamban : Tangerang Development Footprints

The history of the Chinese people in Indonesia has been traceable back in the presence of the Chinese fleet led by Admiral Cheng Ho. In Tangerang, the ancestors of Chinese people landed in the Naga Bay and then proceeded to Cisadane river and start building the city of Tangerang . One of the witnesses of…

Balaikota Bogor: A Confusing History

Balaikota Bogor or Bogor City Hall is located on Jl. Juanda No 10, Bogor. Well, it is an office for Mayor of Bogor and functioned as City Government Office of Bogor. I believe that this building is part of the colonial heritage. But when I looking for any information related to this, all I found…

Boen Tek Bio: Oldest temple in Tangerang

Boen Tek Bio temple is known as the oldest temple in Tangerang, which have been outstanding for more than three centuries. It was assumed that Boen Tek Bio Temple built around the 1684. The existence of Boen Tek Bio Temple is inseparable from the history of the arrival of the Chinese in Tangerang which occurred…

Masjid Istiqlal: The Indonesian National Mosque

Masjid Istiqlal or Istiqlal Mosque is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and has the highest capacity. This national mosque was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and named “Istiqlal”, an Arabic word for “independence”. The mosque was opened to the public 22 February 1978. In 1950, four years after independence, KH Wahid Hasyim and H….

Sriwijaya Hotel: Oldest Surviving Hotel in Jakarta

Sriwijaya Hotel Jakarta is located on Jalan Veteran No. 1 Jakarta Pusat (Central Jakarta).  Sriwijaya Hotel has a unique history, and became a witness of Jakarta’s history. Back in 1863, Conrad Alexander Willem Cavadino started a restaurant business and baking at the corner of Rijswijk (now Jalan Veteran) and Citadelweg (also Jalan Veteran). In 1872,…

Rumah Keluarga Souw: The Souw Heritage in Jakarta

Rumah Keluarga Souw or Souw Family home is located in Jl. Perniagaan, Jakarta, not far from SMUN 19 Jakarta. The house with High fenced that almost close the house yard coupled with large trucks converge in front of the house make it uneasy to see the building. Souw was a famous and very wealthy family…

SMUN 19 Jakarta: The First Modern Organization was Born in here

SMUN 19 Jakarta or State High School is located on Jl. Perniagaan No. 31, Jakarta. The high school is an important and historical building in Jakarta. In this place on 17 March 1900, some prominent people of the Chinese community gather and founded the first and modern Chinese organization in Dutch East Indies, Tiong Hoa…