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Address: Jln. Maritim No. 8, Jakarta 12430, Indonesia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Once known as Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), Sunda Kelapa was the early...

Once known as Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), Sunda Kelapa was the early 16th-century trading post from which the Dutch domination of Indonesia began and flourished.

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Interesting harbour travel; picturesque scenarios, different fishermen boats; poor people living there

After finished my visit to Maritim Museum, Mr. Catur offered me to take a travel with indonesian fishermen through harbour within Jakarta Bay; he got me walking through a very... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Unless you have an affinity with all things maritime, this place is not a big miss if you decide to skip it. The place is hot and dusty and you will see a long line of sea-going vessels, and not much else. If you are interested, and invited by the ship's captain (for a fee, of course), you may go... More 

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

After finished my visit to Maritim Museum, Mr. Catur offered me to take a travel with indonesian fishermen through harbour within Jakarta Bay; he got me walking through a very poor suburb til get Sunda Kelapa Port; then without life vest started the travel in a classic indonesian boat (pinsi) toward the open bay, then visit a huge fish boat.... More 

Thank Jorge Luis H
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

We walked from the Fish market, to the Sunda Kelapa harbour past the Watchtower and the Batavia harbour. We started by the Maritime museum and were looking forward walking though smelly stalls of the Fish market only to find mountains of rubble. The fish market was demolished and there is nothing left there to remind you of its origins, history,... More 

Thank Boleslav
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Neat place to see the ships. Got some great photos. It would be even cooler if you befriend a sailor and got to go on one of the ships.

Thank avertie
Jakarta, Indonesia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a beautiful place to visit just to view the old port with its magnificent boats which are probably the same as those that lay there 200 hundred years ago. Great for photos.

Thank Sam P
Denpasar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

It can be really hot at this busy port, but have a look. These ships are a big part of South East Asia's history and the ones at the port are still used. Really worth it...

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is more like industrial port rather than tourist port. I surveyed here to gain info on ship that travel to thousand islands but unfortunately the ship is on hold and not working at this moment. Although there are some unusual ship here, like wooden and sail ship, not the metal one, i could only recommend about 10 minutes here... More 

Thank ValentinoEdward
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

My husband is a sailor so this was a must see for us while visiting Jakarta. We arranged a private guide and driver to take us from a cruise ship stop over and didn't realize she would arrange for us to actually go out on the water in a small boat. So glad we did-the boats look totally different from... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I agree with other reviewers, this is an industrial port (manual labour not machinery) and unless you're crazy for this particular type of boat, it's not worth battling the traffic to get there. We hired a guide (Yuda) who was very nice and escorted us along the pier to look at the boats. He encouraged us to walk the precarious... More 

Thank Caz C
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

So i went here to take my friends, we walked from kota tua then take bajaj. it was hot. and honestly nothing. it's just a lot of boats lined up. that's it. maybe if you're a photographer you'd love it, but it's just a line full of boats. that's it. and super hot. don't come when the sun rises on... More 

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