PT. INKA to build SHIA Railways Train

PT Industri Kereta Api (PT INKA), a state-owned train manufacturer, in cooperation with Bombardier  remains the sole bidder for the contract to build the trains and provide services for the project, after the company beat two chinese company in procurement. PT INKA, however, still need  to pass a technical review from the rail line developer…

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…

Gedung Candra Naya: A Chinese Hidden Treasure

Gedung Candra Naya or Candra Naya House is located on Jl. Gajah Mada No 188, Jakarta Barat/West Jakarta. If you wanna go to Candra Naya House, it is uneasy to find it. Since there are no sign of the existence of this historic house. It is located inside the superbloc of the Novotel Hotel. If…

Jl. Perniagaan Barat: The Las Vegas of Batavia

In the early 18th century, Jl. Perniagaan Barat, Roa Malaka, Jakarta Barat/West Jakarta known as Jl. Dji Lak Keng which means “twenty-six buildings”. The Angke river that flowing in front of Jl. Dji Lak Keng finally also known as Dji Lak Keng river. Twenty-six of the building used as a home of opium, a gambling,…

Gedung Arsip Nasional: The Remaining Slave Bell is Here

Museum Arsip Nasional or the National Archives Museum is located at Jl. Gajah Mada No 111, Jakarta Barat/West Jakarta, was originally the home of the former Governor-General of VOC, Reiner de Klerk, that is built in the 18th century. Governor General de Klerk is also the founder of Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. Department…

Museum Tekstil Jakarta: Don’t Forget to Make Your Own Batik

Museum Tekstil Jakarta or Textile Musem of Jakarta is located on Jl. KS Tubun, No 2 – 4, West Jakarta/Jakarta Barat. Textile Museum was built in early 19th century, and has changed ownership several times. Originally as a villa owned by French citizen who live in Batavia, and bought by Abdul Aziz Al Musawi Alkatiri,…

Cafe Batavia: The Best Part of Old City

Cafe Batavia is located on Jl. Pintu Besar Utara, Jakarta Barat/West Jakarta and it was built in 1837 or 7 years after the construction of Batavia City Hall. Cafe Batavia occupies the building that was once the VOC administration office. Paul Hassan in 1990 bought this building and turn it into a gallery. Eka Chandra,…

Museum Bank Mandiri: Don’t Forget to Explore the Underground Part

Museum Bank Mandiri or Mandiri Bank Museum is located at Jl. Lapangan Stasiun No. 1, Jakarta Barat / West Jakarta or just next to Bank of Indonesia Museum. Bank Mandiri Museum stands on an area of 10,039 m2 with overall building area 21.509m2. This building was originally a building Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij (NHM) or Factorji Batavia,…

Hotel De’ Qur Jakarta: Nearby the Fatahillah Square

Hotel De ‘Qur or De’Qur Hotel is located in Jl. Kali Besar Barat No 27, Jakarta Barat/West Jakarta. The hotel is located right near the Red Shop and Kali Besar (Great River). De ‘Qur Hotel is consists of 3 floors and have 1 Family Room with 3 beds and 40 Deluxe room with 1 or…

Toko Merah: It Is Totally Red

Toko Merah or Red Store is located in the Jl. Kali Besar Barat No. 7, Jakarta Barat/West Jakarta. Toko Merah is located rights before the Kali Besar (Great River). Red Store was built in 1730 by Willem Baron van Imhoff Gustaaf (later to become governor-general) as a dwelling house. The name “Red Store” is based…

Museum Bank Indonesia: Trace Back the History of Bank in Indonesia

Museum Bank Indonesia or Bank Indonesia Museum is located at Jl. Pintu Besar Utara No. 3, Jakarta Barat/West Jakarta. The location was the place of a hospital named Binnen Hospitaal. In the former location of the hospital and built a building used by De Javasche Bank (DJB) in 1828. Then after the independence in 1953,…