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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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Actually I went there just to see Tanjung Priok Port but when we arrive there nothing to see so we drive across to Sunda Kelapa Port to see what is in there and we just see the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2015
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Sunda Kelapa is part of Jakarta's main port, but here the tall ships rule. They unload theirs cargoes here; they carry just about everything. These ships are part of the of the world's last remaining fleets of commercial sailing ships. These ships sail all over the archipelago; the Bugis from Sulawesi are particularly well know as seamen.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

you dont need to visit the ols harbour by an organised trip. You can walk in and pay the entrance fee of 5000 IDR. The harbour is still working. The transports go to the islands, or bring goods from the islands to Jakarta and the world

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Actually I went there just to see Tanjung Priok Port but when we arrive there nothing to see so we drive across to Sunda Kelapa Port to see what is in there and we just see the fish market it was so full of fish everywhere

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Oceanside, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

I was originally going to wander the Harbor myself but was approached by a guide. I was skeptical but he turned out to be official. Torang was his name and he took me on the boats, through the museum, opened the locked gates so I could walk on the old Dutch drawbridge, and even took me on his scooter through... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Watch the ships be loaded and unloaded with every type of good you can imagine. People are friendly and don't mind you watching them as they work. Interesting how some old ships are repaired. We were invited aboard several vessels, but declined. Beware of "guides" who want to give you a tour, when wandering around on your own works great.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

As other reviewers have said, the only real takeaway from this sight are decent pics of the ships' hulls along the pier. Many of the ship crews loiter along the pier or aboard ship and are friendly sometimes. You'll need some Bahasa or a guide to understand/ask questions though. There are some guides that also loiter by the entrance area... More 

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

I wasted two hours of my like at this place so I'm justified in venting a bit I think. Sunda Kelapa - the name conjures visions of traditional dhows bobbing along a jetty, their holds being filled with cinnamon and coffee and silks of the East. The reality is a long concrete jetty, filled with mostly with run down looking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

I came here for taking photo and like it in the morning when the sun light is just at the right angle and the activities are high. Workers are busy moving goods and cargo in and out the boats walking on narrow ply of wood. All boats are wooden with traditional design and serve as sea cargo transport from cities... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

I recommend to visit the place very early in the morning, preferably before 7 am, so you could avoid the scorching sun. Here you could witness how the traditional boats still operate to connect many location in Indonesia and their various cargo being loaded or unloaded by porter, you could see the other face of the world which has been... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Visiting the old harbour is a great way to see a part of the older Jakarta. Close to the Batavia area in the north, in walking distance if you’re a bit couragous. Lots of old-style freight ships still used for cargo transport, great for taking pictures or just watching the activities. I still don’t know how they manage to carry... More 

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