Satria Mandala Museum (Armed Forces Museum), Jakarta

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The Satriamandala Museum is the main museum for the Indonesian Armed Forces. Opened on 5 October 1972, it is located on of land in South Jakarta and holds numerous artefacts, weapons, and vehicles.DescriptionThe museum is located on Gatot Soebroto Street in West Kuningan, Mampang, South Jakarta, and sits on of land; the exhibitions are divided amongst three buildings and the grounds. It is the main military museum in Indonesia. The name Satria Mandala derives from Sanskrit and translates as "a sacred place for the knights". The museum is open to the general public and has archives for persons researching the history of the armed forces.HistoryAfter 1968, the head of the Indonesian Armed Forces' history branch, Nugroho Notosusanto, conceived of a modern museum showcasing the military's role in Indonesia's development; the available museums in the country, such as the Struggle Museum in Yogyakarta, were underfunded and had poorly defined mission statements. There was not yet a museum showing the united role of the military, only museums to the role of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Notosusanto modeled his design after the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and the Museo Nacional de Historia in Mexico City, Mexico.
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  • I went to visit Jakarta of Indonesia. Indonesia military museum was closed on the day that is impossible to say we put in and watched a former Dewi mansion.
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  • History Museum of Army Development in Indonesia equipped with a biorama, a facility to provide an overview of the history of the army in Indonesia quite interesting including there is a war vehicle of...  more »
  • Nice museum some signs in English so we could keep up with, fine diarmor and interesting weapons exhibition, oddly enough, it was foreign visitors had to sign up in advance? But went to come in anyway for 25.000 per person.
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  • Its been a great collection, they try to arrange base on the history timeline. A lot of airplane keep to show. Some amphibious tanks, torpedo boat, helicopter and the first airplane in Indonesia are displayed. For sure need to renovate as their facilities are outdated. But people keep visiting this site for their collection. Keep the hood work!
  • Good place to learn the history of Indonesian army. They also have cafetaria, so you can enjoy some food.
  • The place look old and not very well maintained, but considering the admission price.. you get more then what you paid. The open space where they put the planes and some old tanks is really nice (yes the planes are not well maintained..but it still okay).
  • Cafetaria satria mandala, cafe iyank very nice good food and cozy place
  • I'd love this museum since my first visit as a elementary student. But my latest visit got me upset. They didn't take care it well.. The roof is leaking, and the place for outdoor displays (plane, tank, etc) has too many dust and dirt on it. Maybe its all because they didn't have too many visitors these day.. So if you have a child, or cousin, you can take them to Satria Mandala and tell them a little about history of Indonesia.
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