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Museum Fatahillah is the center of the Old Batavia, a former municipal building which is now a museum that stores historical collections particularly those closely related to the long journey of Jakarta. The precious collections consists of wide ranging objects categorized based on time and culture, such as collections of pre-historic times, Hindu and Buddhist reigns, Jayakarta era and the colonial period.
The museum is built in classical baroque architecture which is also used as an office and a court room. We were not able to get a look inside the museum. Honestly, we’re just not that interested. I’m more interested of the architecture and its surroundings which is more lively with the many students drawing and painting within the Fatahillah square.
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Museum Fatahillah (Si Jagur Cannon)
Located at the courtyard of Museum Fatahillah. This cannon was taken from Malacca (Malaysia) to this place by the Dutch on 1641. It is supposed to represent the invincibility of the Dutch rule.
Very funny looking cannon...
This museum is not as impressive as the National Museum but then its worth a look. My favourite piece in this place is the a wooden partition located on the 1st floor. The artwork was just amazing and I actually spend more than 20 minutes studying the details. Next to this partition is a bookshelf which is at least 12 feet high with the 2 statues on the top and 12 symbols. These 2 piece alone have made my trip here worth while.
Entrance fee is Rp2000. It is open from Tuesday till Sunday from 9.00 am till 3pm. Closed on Monday and Public Holidays.
Not an extremely interesting museum...but nice to go in there. It is a building dating back to 1627 and build by the dutch.
It has little information in English...so if someone want to accompanie you with some extra information do so , it will make you visit much more interesting.
The collection : a lot of wooden furniture n, made to impress visitors (like the table , made of one piece of wood in the picture) , replicas from famous tones with inscriptions (with English comments) , paintings from former dutch governors from Batavia....
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Museum Fatahillah (Hermes)
Statue of the greek god Hermes located at the courtyard of Museum Fatahillah.
Just behind this behind this statue located below the stairways are a row of prison cells used to keep convicts.
Built in 1710 by the Dutch, the City Hall Museum houses Jakarta's Historical development through displays of antique furnishing porcelains and the ritems used by the former Dutch Governor
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