Built in the form of the Varanus Komodiensis (the only pre-historic
giant lizard found exclusively on Indonesias Komodo Island), it
exhibits dioramas depicting the fauna of insects and wild animals.
Located at Taman Mini and open daily from 8.00 - 15.00 hrs.
The Stamps Museum at Taman Mini has an attractive collection of
stamps once issued in the country over the years.
The museum is ideal for the philatelist. Open daily except Monday,
from 08.00 - 15.00 hrs.
Lubang Buaya Heroes Monument
Situated in the southeast of the city about 20 km from down town,
it is a memorial park dedicated to the six army generals and one
army officer who were slain on October 1, 1965, in an abortive communist
inspired coup d'etat. The centrepiece is the Pancasila Monument
with statues of the seven heroes, standing near the old well in
which their bodies were thrown after having been tortured and executed
by communist militia squads.
This street is located in one of the city's better residential
areas known for its flea market. Stalls offer a wide range of goods,
some of them antiquities, including ornate lamps, porcelain, brassware,
handicrafts, Bargaining is necessary, including the skill to distinguish
authenticity from imitations.
Perintis Kemerdekaan Building and the Soekarno-Hatta Monument.
Both are located at Jalan Proklamasi 56, on the site of the former
residence of the late President Soekarno where the nation's Independence
was proclaimed. By the Perintis Kemerdekaan Building stands the
Soekarno-Hatta Monument, in commemoration of the nation's first
President, and Vice President, who together proclaimed Independence
on behalf of the Indonesian people. Open daily from 8.00 a.m.
Bird Market (Pasar Burung)
For tropical bird lovers, besides the Bird Park at Taman Mini is
the pasar burung/Bird Market at Jalan Pramuka with its colourful
and rich varieties of attractive, lovable birds highlighted by the
unique "perkutut" song bird, the pride of the Javanese
people. Open daily from 9.00 hrs. It is advisable to go with an
Indonesian speaking person for better communication.
T.I.M. Art Centre
The focal point of cultural activities in Jakarta is the Jakarta
Art Centre, known as Taman Ismail Marzuki or TIM in short. It is
said to be the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia and consists
of exhibition halls, theaters, an academy of arts, archives building
and a planetarium. A monthly programme of events, available at hotel
counters, includes exhibitions, plays, musical and poetry recitals,
dance performances, exhibitions, folk art and drama from the various
regions of Indonesia.
Situated in downtown Jakarta is the Portuguese Church, between
1693 and 1696 for the Portuguese speaking people of Batavia. Although
rather plain from the outside, its interior is quite impressive
with its baroque pulpit and organ.
Rumah Indonesia (Centre of Home Industry Product)
The development centre of home industry product namely "Rumah
Indonesia" was built as realization of the agreement between
Governor of Jakarta city and General Chairman of KADIN INDONESIA,
supported by BUMN and other large scale of private companies.
Rumah Indonesia as an instrument for constructing of home industry
product function to give direct service to home industry in covering:
Servicing the development of design product, promotion/ exhibition
Servicing business information, publisher of tabloid warta usaha,
marketing analysis and trends.
Servicing home industry consultation.
In servicing promotion/exhibition, Rumah Indonesia produce various
kind of home industry and handicraft with export quality and promotion
* Wooden Product
* Traditional textile
* Leather Craft
* Metal/silver ware