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Address: Jln. Sunda Kelapa, Jakarta 14440, Indonesia (Formerly Fish Market (Pasar Ikan))
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This colorful neighborhood is a bustling fish market by day and serves up...

This colorful neighborhood is a bustling fish market by day and serves up fresh grilled fish by night.

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Not for everyone. But I loved it

Depending on the type of visitor / tourist you are, this place can get between a 1 or a 5 star. I should have given it 5 because I had so much fun there, but I settled for 4 to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2014
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

We took a taxi all the way from Jakarta to this remote fish market. I read many reviews and I thought it would be interesting to see so many varieties of fish, etc. It was really bad, the smell is crazy bad, there is dirty water everywhere, there is no much you can really see unless you get through the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

Depending on the type of visitor / tourist you are, this place can get between a 1 or a 5 star. I should have given it 5 because I had so much fun there, but I settled for 4 to lest people think I am crazy. First and foremost the place is dirty, it stinks, the original fish market is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

We ended up coming to the Fish Market by boat from across the harbour. The whole area is extremely vibrant though the houses were slums. Many areas were strewn with rubbish including copious quantities of used nappies etc. Some of the smells were bad. But everyone we saw was extremly friendly and happy to see us. We never did see... More 

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Mataram, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Sunda Kelapa is the old port of Jakarta located on the estuarine of Ciliwung River. From the 13th to 16th century Sunda kelapa was the main port of Sunda Kingdom. In 1522, the Portuguese secured a politics and economic agreement with the Sunda Kingdom, the authority of the port. In exchange for military assistance against the threat of the rising... More 

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