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Many of the world's most ancient wonders can be found in Indonesia. From sacred temples to palace ruins, from prehistoric remains to living traditions, visitors from around the world come to Indonesia, attracted by its unique and diverse cultures and vibrant heritage.

Whether you take the opportunity to see traditional batik cloths being made, experience centuries old customs and festivities with a visit to a traditional village, or soak up some history in one of Indonesia's many museums – the list of heritage attractions appears endless.

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  • Heritage Mosques in Old Batavia

    Two mosques in Old Batavia that were built in the 18th and 19th century respectively are the An-Nawier mosque and the Masjid Langgar Tinggi at Pekojan, now more familiarly known as Kampung Arab or the Arab village, in West Jakarta.Before the Arabs, the neighborhood was dominated by Muslim Indians from Bengal. The name Pekojan is said to derive from the word “Khoja” or “Kaja”, an area in India.  On the other hand, the...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
    Goedang Ransoem Museum:  Legacy of the Old Mining Town of Sawahlunto

    Goedang Ransoem Museum: Legacy of the Old Mining Town of Sawahlunto

    “Understanding the Past to Stare upon the Future”, is what’s written at the entrance of the Goedang Ransoem Museum; a reminder that history may teach you the best lessons to face the challenges of the future. Standing at Jalan Abdul Rahman Hakim Street, Air Dingin area, in the town of Sawahlunto, in the province of West Sumatra, the Goedang Ransoem Museum is a legacy of the golden age of coal mining in West Sumatra. Literally...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Sawahlunto

     
    GEDUNG  PROKLAMASI

    GEDUNG PROKLAMASI

    At exactly 10.0 am on Friday, 17 August 1945, at Jalan Pegangsaan Timur 56 in Jakarta, Indonesia’s political leaders, Soekarno and Hatta, proclaimed the Independence of the nation and people of Indonesia, shedding off more than 300 years of colonial yoke under Netherlands’ rule:   “PROKLAMASI : Kami, bangsa Indonesia, dengan ini menjatakan kemerdekaan Indonesia. Hal-hal jang mengenai pemindahan kekoeasaan,dll.,...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
    Galang Island

    Galang Island

    In the 1980’s, Galang Island suddenly became famous. This island was a topic of discussion in the United Nations since it became home to thousands of Vietnamese boat people, refugees who left their country following the Vietnam War. They came here by boat in alarming conditions.  40 to 100 refugees travelled cramped into one small boat. They floated for months in the South China Sea without any clear destination. Many died in mid ocean...

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    Location: Sumatra » Riau Archipelago » Kota Batam

     
  • Fort Rotterdam and the I La Galigo Museum within:  History of South Sulawesi

    Fort Rotterdam and the I La Galigo Museum within: History of South Sulawesi

    Standing majestically at the western coast of Makassar, Fort Rotterdam is recognized as the city’s most iconic landmark. With historical traces dating back to the Kingom of Gowa from the 16thth century to colonization by the Dutch, this Fort has silently witnessed many episodes in Makassar’s history, playing a most essential role in its development. Its magnificence and authenticity has always captivated those who set eyes on it. A...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South Sulawesi » Kota Makassar

     
    Fort Marlborough

    Fort Marlborough

    Fort Marlborough. The British or ‘Raffles’ Fort, was built between 1714 and 1719 and was famous as the second-strongest fort built by British in Asia, Fort George in Madras, India being the first. It was restored and opened to the public.

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    Location: Sumatra » Bengkulu » Kota Bengkulu

     

    Demak

    Sandwiched between Semarang, capital of Central Java to its west, the regency of Jepara to its north, and the regency of Kudus to the east, the town of Demak was the seat of the once powerful Demak Sultanate, the cradle from where Islam spread throughout the entire island of Java.    According to “The Soil of East Central Java” written by T.W.G Dames in 1955, approximately 6 centuries ago, the area where now stands the...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kab. Demak

     

    CIREBON, fusion of Sunda, Javanese, Chinese, European and Arab influences

    Located right on the border between the provinces of West and Central Java on the northern coastal plains of Java, the town of Cirebon is as yet not on the tourist route, yet in its heydays it was a kingdom to be reckoned with.    Today, Cirebon returns to the tourist map together with the other once powerful kingdoms on Java’s north coast from Banten (once known as Bantam) and Cirebon in the west to Semarang, Demak, Kudus in...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Cirebon

     
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