Indonesia was once a Dutch colony for about 350 years. Yes, three and a half centuries! So, no wonder there are many Dutch remnants in this country, notably the buildings. Jakarta (formerly Batavia) was the center of the Dutch East Indies and now serves as the capital of Indonesia which gained independence from Japan in 1945. As time went by, Jakarta has grown into a megacity where more than 10 million people live. More and more skyscrapers are dominating the city’s skyline.
However the old town quarter of the city is relatively well-maintained. In Sundays people come to this place to do some jogging, ride bicycle, take some photographs or merely hang out with their friends. Surrounded by a number of museums makes this place also ideal for historical excursion. This place is easily accessible by Transjakarta buses.
Anytime you visit Jakarta and bored with the malls, this place is a very recommended alternative.
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