Monumen Pembebasan Irian Barat: Important but Forgotten

Monumen Pembebasan Irian Barat or West Irian Liberation Monument is a monument built to remember the struggles of the Trikora fighters and the people of West Irian. The monument is located in the center of Lapangan Banteng. The initial idea came from Soekarno fo the creation of this monument, and it was then translated by…

Taman Proklamator: Meet the Founding Fathers

Taman Proklamator or Independence Declarator Park is located at Jalan Proklamasi No. 56, Pegangsaan, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. The park’s location is next to Independence Pioneer Building. This park is one of the most important and historic locations in Jakarta. This place is the residential location of Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno. At this location, Sukarno…

Monumen Selamat Datang: The New Face of Jakarta

Monumen Selamat Datang or Tugu Selamat Datang or Welcome Monument located on Jl. Bundaran HI, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta (It is call Bundaran HI, because it is very close to Hotel Indonesia or now known as Hotel Indonesia Kempinski). This monument was built during the President Sukarno administration, to welcome the delegates of the Asian Games…

Monumen Nasional: An Icon of Indonesian Capital

Monumen Nasional (National Monument) or popularly abbreviated with Monas or Monas Statue is  a memorial statue with at 132 meters (433 feet) height, which was established to commemorate the struggle of the people of Indonesia to win independence from the Dutch East Indies colonial government. Monas was built on August 17, 1961 and opened to…

Patung Sudirman: Remembering the First Commander in Chief

Statue of General Sudirman or Patung Jenderal Sudirman is located on Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Dukuh Atas, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. This statue has a height of 6.5 meters and a buffer with 5.5 meters high. The statue was made of bronze weighing 4 tons which was done by artist and professor of art Bandung Institute of…

Patung Mohammad Husni Thamrin: A Remarkable Betawi Hero

The Statue of Mohammad Husni Thamrin (or populary known as MH Thamrin) is located on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. This statue was made by sculptor Ketut Dinarta at cost of Rp 2 billion, donated by the donors and inaugurated on June 3, 2012 by Fauzi Bowo, Governor Jakarta. The statue was created…

Museum Taman Prasasti: The First Open Air Museum at Jakarta

Museum Taman Prasasti or Museum of Inscriptions Park is located at Jl. Tanah Abang I No 1, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta, or just in front of Central Jakarta Mayor Office. This museum was a former funeral 5,5 Ha Kebon Jahe Kober built in 1795 to replace another cemetery beside the church Hollandsche Nieuw Kerk (now the…

Patung Pahlawan: Messenger of Indonesian Revolution

Patung Pahlawan (Statue of Hero) or locally known as Patung Petani (Peasent Statue) or Tugu Tani (Peasent Monument) located at Jl. Prapatan, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. The statue was created by the famous Russian sculptor named Matvel Manizer and Otto Manizer. The statue was presented by the Soviet government to the Government of of Indonesia…