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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  • If you want to know about the history of force our weapons? Can be visited here. Really incredible deh, could see a variety of combat aircraft forms and tools used during the war. GA will nyesel here because we can be a lot of experience and lessons that we don't know.
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  • I was refused entrance to the museum for being a foreigner, after dealing with Jakarta traffic for a couple hours I finally arrived and after parking the car and a brief walk around the static display...  more »
  • Museum Satria Mandala, Gatot Subroto, was home to a collection of tools first independence war, Yes. To be honest, somewhat forgotten, but it looks like a Yes. Time there during my HIGH-SCHOOL study tour, but unfortunately the place is a bit dusty. But indeed the Gallery tool-tool complete, until there is a miniature ship what the gede tuh ... keep the jet frame, wanting too much.
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  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • Must visit place if you love military history. Have the biggest and the most varied collection compared to other military museum in Indonesia.
  • 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
  • Very popular museum in central Jakarta. Its location is really strategic.

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