In its heydays in the 16th century, Jakarta or Batavia was known as “The Queen of the East” and “the Jewel of Asia”. Its Sunda Kelapa harbour was abuzz with merchant vessels from Europe, China, India and from throughout the Indonesian archipelago, loading in and sailing away with precious nutmegs, pepper, tea, coffee, ceramics, cloths and other exotic products of the time. Today many of the original buildings are still intact, The government has designated the Old Batavia as
Today many of the original buildings are still intact, The government has designated the Old Batavia as conservation area and plans are afoot to revive the entire neighborhood into a tourist destination.
- Visit some of the historical places especially Kota Tua (Old Town)
- Visit the icons: National Monument (Monas), Masjid Istiqlal, Cathedral Church
- Feast on its culinary options - from Michelin Star restaurants to food stalls on the street
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We will meet at Kota Tua, grab our bikes and bike away to the nearby historical Rumah Merah. Then we will visit Sunda Kelapa port, which is the original port of Batavia, the Maritime Museum and then Jembatan Kota Intan. Afterwards we will head back to Kota Tua to return our bikes. After returning our bikes we will walk to the Busway station and take the busway to Glodok. Here we will visit a few temples (including Toa Se Bio) in the Chinatown, and finish up having lunch at Gang Gloria, where we can drink the old-fashioned coffee from Kopi Tak Kie.