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Sunda Kelapa Harbour, Jakarta
(3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Jakarta's old port, Sunda Kelapa Harbour features historic docks lined by the pointed prows of pinisi--traditional two-masted wooden sailing ships with colorful hulls. For a small fee, guides working in this area can tell you more about the port's history and its role in the spice trade. Though only a minor port now, this site played a significant part in the early development of Jakarta. Keep in mind that this is still an active port, so expect to see and smell the dirt and grime of local industry. Use our Jakarta vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Sunda Kelapa Harbour and other attractions in Jakarta.
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  • We went to the port and a guide offered his services. So we boarded a boat and went for a ride in taxi-boat which can take pictures. He then took us to the narrow streets of the neighborhood located in front of the port. People living in disastrous conditions but have the smile and say hello. A good experience to open eyes to our Western living conditions then the visit ended with a visit to the Museum of the Navy (less attractive to us because we are rather interested in local customs and the encounter with the local)
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  • I agree with other reviewers, this is an industrial port (manual labour not machinery) and unless you're crazy for this particular type of boat, it's not worth battling the traffic to get there. We hi...  more »
  • The port of Sunda Kelapa is certainly no beauty. But here you get have a sense of how hard seafaring and everything what is connected, realised once was. The cargo is gelande then lifts the crane on the ships, where they then unzip land by hand and be stowed by hand by a truck on pallets or networks. The ships are to be entirely made out of wood and some held apparently only by the color of the boards together.
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  • The old harbor has become a tourist attraction on its own right. However, despite there is a tourism office nearby, there is not much done to assist confused tourists to get around the harbor since it is still working berths for traditional ships. For instance, there should be clear direction on where to rent a boat or a signage to explain the historical importance of the harbor, without having to search it on google. And oh, it's freaking hot out here, so come early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
  • Traditional ships berths..you can rent boats to see a unique ships and the loading/unloading process along the harbour.
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  • The old harbor. But is still used. Water is very dirty. Make sure to get a boat driver to drive through the harbor while sunset.
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