The 132 m (433ft) long tower located in centre of Merdeka Square, National Monument is one of the significant landmarks of Central Jakarta. It is a symbol of Indonesian freedom fight! The construction work for the monument started in 1961 and the monument was opened for the public in the year 1975. One of the highlights of the monument is flame covered with gold foil.
Monument Design & Architecture
The design of the monument is based on the philosophy of Lingga and Yoni. Lingga & Yoni are the symbols of f... read more
Ragunan Zoo is situated in Pasar Minggu in South Jakarta. The Indonesian zoo stretches over 140-hectare (350-acre) area and shelters 270 species of animals and 171 species of flora. The zoo was opened for public in the year 1966.
Various Exhibits in Zoo
Reptiles: There are two terrariums / enclosures where the visitors can spot many snakes including the poisonous ones. To name a few snakes, these are Asian reticulated phytons, king cobras, albino pythons etc. The enclosures are also home to reptiles like ... read more
Jakarta History Museum also referred as Fatahillah Museum or Batavia Museum is one of the most famous buildings of Indonesia. Situated in Old Town of Jakarta, it was constructed in the year 1710. The museum is situated towards south of Fatahillah Square and was opened in 1974. It exhibits many objects belonging to prehistory period, founding of Jayakarta in 1527, and period spanning from Dutch colonization in Indonesia to independence of country in 1948.
Jakarta History Museum is situated in the buildin... read more
Reckoned to be the oldest church in Indonesia, Immanuel Church was founded in 1939 in Jakarta. It is situated in front of the Gambir railway station, Batavia. Immanuel Church is a Protestant church. The centuries old Dutch State Bible, printed in 1748 by Nicolaas Goetzee of Goringchem, is also kept here.
When many people started moving to the satellite town of Batavia, where the church is located, it was considered that the church is too small. With funds collected from the community and Governor ... read more
Titled as Independence Mosque, the Istiqlal Mosque was built to commemorate the independence of Indonesia. Istiqlal is the Arabic word for ‘independence’. It is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Situated adjacent to Merdeka Square and the Jakarta Cathedral, this place was opened for the public in 1978.
Following the Indonesian National Revolution that led to Indonesia’s independence from The Netherlands in 1949, it was proposed that a national mosque should be built for the n... read more