Free Surfing at the Old City

Visitors of the Old City, West Jakarta are now able to enjoy free internet surfing. Director of Technical Services Unit (UPT) Old City Gathut Dwi Hastoro explaining the free internet facility is installed in the Old City since the visit of Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya on Wednesday (29/10) last week. Hopefully by the installment…

Jakarta Tourism Board to Hold Museum Day Festival

Jakarta Tourism Board will hold a Museum Day Festival 2014 at Fatahillah Park on Saturday, 7 June 2014 starting from 07:00 to 18:00. This event is held to enliven the 487 anniversary of Jakarta and hopefully will invite 10 thousand visitors. There will be 45 museums at Jakarta are participating at the Festival Ida Zubaidah,…

Taman Fatahillah: Pusat Kota Batavia Lama

Taman Fatahillah berada di depan Museum Sejarah Jakarta. Pada awalnya taman ini bernama Taman Balaikota. Di tengah taman, terdapat Air Mancur yang awalnya berfungsi sebagai sumber air bagi penduduk Batavia. Saat ini, biasanya di taman ini tersedia banyak sepeda dengan warna – warna cerah serta topi lebar untuk perempuan untuk disewa. Sepeda – sepeda ini…

City Hall Prison: The Cage within the Batavia City Hall

The overcrowding problem of the detention center was already in place for decades. It was reported in 1845, in the prison of the Batavia City Hall, 85 percent of inmates were died within four months. Most of those were affected by typhoid, cholera, and dysentery due to overcrowded situation in the City Hall prisons. Some…

Street Vendors in the Fatahillah Park will be regrouping in 4 groups

The Jakarta government will organize street vendors Fatahillah Park. The traders will be divided into 4 groups according to the criteria of its business and may only sell at night. Ratna Ningsih, Head of the SME and Cooperative Agency of Jakarta said that traders will occupy 4 clusters. The first and third cluster is located…