Thursday, February 04, 2010

Batavia: Dutch warehouses

Warehouses from the Dutch East India Company. First Dutch warehouses were constructed early in the 17th century around the times when Jayakarta was renamed by the Dutch to Batavia (1619-1942). Since 1942 the now much larger area is called Jakarta.

Since 1997 the old warehouses are now the Maritime Museum of Jakarta. The restored buildings are worth a visit but the museum needs more funds and helping hands to showcase Indonesia great maritime past.

Jakarta, January 2010.

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