Jakarta, Jakarta History Museum

Written by on July 19, 2012 in Jakarta Museum with 0 Comments

Jakarta, Jakarta History Museum

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Located in the historic Old Jakarta Kota area, Taman Fatahillah square offers three of the city’s most interesting museums. Once the heart of the colonial administration in the 18th century the square underwent a major restoration in the 1970’s. A fountain in the middle of square once as the main water supply for the former colonial capital. The Portuguese cannon on the north side of the square is reportedly an impressive font of fertility. Jakarta History Museum is the one displaying the history of the development of the City of Jakarta, both the events and the community, from the prehistory until these present days. This museum is located in a building of cultural property which in the past known as Stadhuis, the City Hall of Batavia. As written on an inscription of the Museum collection, the building was constructed in 1707 by the city government of Batavia during the period of VOC and Governor General Abraham van Riebeeck inaugurated it in 1710. This building is located in front of a park, which in the past was known as Stadhuisplein, the City Hall Park, and now it is called Taman Fatahillah.

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