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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  • October 3, 2017
    Museum Satria Mandala, Gatot Subroto, merupakan tempat koleksi alat - alat perang mempertahankan kemerdekaan dahulu, ya. Jujur, agak lupa, tapi sepertinya ya. Waktu kesana saat saya SMA study tour, na...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Military Museum, right in the middle of Jakarta, Senayan intersection gatot subroto Street located. Before evening, congested, so what is this? , And I was. Into outdoor and indoor exhibits that were used in the war of independence fighter, such as are exhibited. (I thought that was a possible war are displayed outdoors in the tropics, so dilapidated, so something like this is...) Also in the indoor from the bamboo spear torpedo, a variety of weapons were displayed. Here is currently the military museum, but according to rumors it was the residence of Mrs. Devi originally.
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  • July 16, 2017
    Seperti museum-museum di Jakarta pada umumnya, museum Satria Mandala mematok harga tiket yang sangat murah, sehingga sangat cocok buat keluarga muda yang ingin menikmati museum untuk menambah pengetah...  more »
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  • July 18, 2017
    Arrived at 1 and was told they were closed even though it is sign posted that they are open until 2.30. The door was closed and it seemed very much closed. They said they would be reopening tomorrow at 10am. They spoke little English and perhaps it was closed early because of some special occasion. Could still walk around the grassed area out the front which featured a couple of planes, missiles and helicopters.
  • August 19, 2017
    Need an education about The Armed Forces of Indonesia?? Just came here...u've got a complete tour and its also Good for Kids and Adults!!
  • July 12, 2017
    Must visit place if you love military history. Have the biggest and the most varied collection compared to other military museum in Indonesia.
  • September 7, 2017
    Mohon info nya untuk museum satria mandala ini besok (jumat 8 Sept 2017) buka untuk umum tdk ya?HTM nya berapa?karena no telp nya tidak bisa dihubungi dari kemarin pagi. Thanks
  • August 30, 2017
    Very popular museum in central Jakarta. Its location is really strategic.

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