Antique Ships at Sunda Kelapa Harbor, North Jakarta

Doing the cititour needs to be somewhat different. This time we want to see a very old and unique port. What is the port? Sunda Kelapa Harbor is located in North Jakarta, precisely in a historic area in the Old City area of ​​Jakarta.
Antique ships at Sunda Kelapa Harbor
Antique ships at Sunda Kelapa Harbor
In the past, we know, Jakarta was called Batavia, so the name of this port was Batavia Sunda Kelapa Marina or also known as Batavia Marina, which is the first and newest international standard integrated marina facility in Jakarta. The word marina means port in the Dutch colonial period.

The location of this old city has buildings with colonial-style architecture that blend with the surrounding area of ​​the Kota Tua (Old City), combined with a vast expanse of sea views just off Jakarta Bay.

Sunda Kelapa is the name of a port and its surroundings in Jakarta, Indonesia. This port is located in Penjaringan sub-district, Penjaringan sub-district, North Jakarta. The history of this port is very close to the history of Jakarta. The center of Batavia's first peace still exists today.

Even though now Sunda Kelapa is only the name of one of the ports in Jakarta, this area is very important because the villages around the port of Sunda Kelapa are the forerunners of the city of Jakarta whose anniversary is set on June 22, 1527.

Sunda Kelapa, the name Kalapa was originally called in the past, because it was part of the port area of the Pajajaran kingdom which had its capital in Pakuan (now the city of Bogor) which was captured by Demak and Cirebon troops. Although the anniversary of the city of Jakarta was only established in the 16th century.

Ships at Sunda Kelapa Harbor Sunda Kelapa Harbor, Jakarta The history of Sunda Kelapa has started much earlier, namely in the days of Pajajaran's predecessor, namely the Tarumanagara kingdom. The Tarumanagara kingdom was once attacked and conquered by the Srivijaya kingdom from Sumatra.

Kalapa Port has been known since the 12th century and at that time was the most important port of Pajajaran. Then at the time of the entry of Islam and the European colonizers, Kalapa was fought over between the kingdoms of the Archipelago and Europe.

After the Pajajaran Kingdom era, control of the port was replaced by the Dutch company VOC (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie). From the hands of the VOC then control was controlled by the Dutch East Indies Government. The Dutch East Indies changed the name of the port of Kalapa and the surrounding area. However, in the early 1970s, the ancient name Kalapa was again used as the official name for this old port in the form of "Sunda Kelapa".

Inside Sunda Kelapa Harbor you can see Phinisi ships in a row, which have unique shapes and are painted in several different colors. Ship engineers came from various regions in Indonesia, bringing wood, rattan, copra and other agricultural products to Jakarta. When Phinisi returned from Jakarta, he brought building materials such as steel and cement. You can see the loading and unloading activities that are still carried out traditionally in Sunda Kelapa.

At this time, Sunda Kelapa Harbor is planned to be a tourist area because of its high historical value. Currently Sunda Kelapa Port is one of the ports managed by PT Pelindo II which is not certified as International Ship and Port Security because the nature of its services is only for inter-island ships.

Currently the port of Sunda Kelapa has a land area of ​​760 hectares and an area of ​​16,470 hectares of pond waters, consisting of two main ports and the port of Kalibaru. The main port has an area of ​​3,250 meters and a pond area of ​​approximately 1,200 meters. Like most ports, Sunda Kelapa Harbor has many specially designed tools for loading and unloading ships that are anchored.
Photografer : Yoga Yerriandha

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