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Address: Jln. Maritim No. 8, Jakarta 12430, Indonesia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Once known as Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), Sunda Kelapa was the early...

Once known as Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), Sunda Kelapa was the early 16th-century trading post from which the Dutch domination of Indonesia began and flourished.

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Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa (PSK) is located very near to the Kota Tua (Old Town) area of Jakarta so you can easily view both locations in a day. The port has many old wooden boats... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2016
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Bandung, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa (PSK) is located very near to the Kota Tua (Old Town) area of Jakarta so you can easily view both locations in a day. The port has many old wooden boats which you can watch being loaded up which itself is quite an experience. You can also take a ride in a small boat along the harbour... More 

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Clinton, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

These docks berth a large fleet of tall sailing ships that ship cargo still. Just seeing how they stack these ships in makes the visit worthwhile. Stand awhile and watch the lading process--fascinating. Old cranes that sit atop the ships' decks transfer large loads off waiting trucks into the cargo holds. You don't have to use an expensive tour to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Sunda Kelapa is part of Jakarta's main port, but here the tall ships rule. They unload theirs cargoes here; they carry just about everything. These ships are part of the of the world's last remaining fleets of commercial sailing ships. These ships sail all over the archipelago; the Bugis from Sulawesi are particularly well know as seamen.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

you dont need to visit the ols harbour by an organised trip. You can walk in and pay the entrance fee of 5000 IDR. The harbour is still working. The transports go to the islands, or bring goods from the islands to Jakarta and the world

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Actually I went there just to see Tanjung Priok Port but when we arrive there nothing to see so we drive across to Sunda Kelapa Port to see what is in there and we just see the fish market it was so full of fish everywhere

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Oceanside, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

I was originally going to wander the Harbor myself but was approached by a guide. I was skeptical but he turned out to be official. Torang was his name and he took me on the boats, through the museum, opened the locked gates so I could walk on the old Dutch drawbridge, and even took me on his scooter through... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Watch the ships be loaded and unloaded with every type of good you can imagine. People are friendly and don't mind you watching them as they work. Interesting how some old ships are repaired. We were invited aboard several vessels, but declined. Beware of "guides" who want to give you a tour, when wandering around on your own works great.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

As other reviewers have said, the only real takeaway from this sight are decent pics of the ships' hulls along the pier. Many of the ship crews loiter along the pier or aboard ship and are friendly sometimes. You'll need some Bahasa or a guide to understand/ask questions though. There are some guides that also loiter by the entrance area... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

I wasted two hours of my like at this place so I'm justified in venting a bit I think. Sunda Kelapa - the name conjures visions of traditional dhows bobbing along a jetty, their holds being filled with cinnamon and coffee and silks of the East. The reality is a long concrete jetty, filled with mostly with run down looking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

I came here for taking photo and like it in the morning when the sun light is just at the right angle and the activities are high. Workers are busy moving goods and cargo in and out the boats walking on narrow ply of wood. All boats are wooden with traditional design and serve as sea cargo transport from cities... More 

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