History of Jakarta City

History of Jakarta City

History of Jakarta City

History of Jakarta City

       Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. This metropolitan city is the only city in Indonesia that has provincial level status. Jakarta has an area of ​​approximately 661.52 km² (sea approximately 6,977.5 km²), with its population of 10,374,235 people (2017). The Jakarta metropolitan area (Jabotabek = Jakarta – Bogor – Tangerang – Bekasi), which has a population of around 28 million, is the largest metropolitan in Indonesia or the sixth in the world. (Also read : History the Name of Indonesia)

The Story

       Before being known as Jakarta, this port city was originally named Sunda Kelapa, but on June 22, 1527 Prince Fatahillah destroyed Sunda Kelapa and instead established the city of Jayakarta in this area. This date (June 22, 1527) is then set as the date of the establishment of the City of Jakarta.

       The city of Jayakarta developed as a busy port city, where traders from China, India, Arabia and Europe as well as from other countries exchanged goods or commodities. read more

Monas Famous National Monument in Jakarta

Monas Famous National Monument in Jakarta

Monas Famous National Monument in Jakarta

Monas Famous National Monument in Jakarta

      Jakarta’s National Monument or well-known as MONAS is one of the monuments built during the Sukarno era of fierce nationalism. The top of the National Monument (Monas) is Freedom Square. It stands for the people’s determination to achieve freedom and the crowning of their efforts in the Proclamation of Independence in August 1945. The 132-meter tall marble obelisk is topped with a flame coated with 35 kg of gold (previously). The base houses a historical museum and a hall for meditations. The monument is open to the public and upon request the lift can carry visitors to the top, which offers a bird’s eye view on the city and the sea. (Also read : Holiday in Prigi Beach)

The Top of Monas

      A large viewing platform at the top of the monument’s cup offers a good vantage point at an elevation of 17 m from which to view the surrounding Jakarta metropolis, but the best view is available at the observation platform at the top of the tower, 115 meters above ground level. read more

The Legend of Surabaya

The Legend of Surabaya

        The Legend of Surabaya. Hi my beloved visitor! Have you read The Legend of Banyuwangi? If you have done it, let’s continue reading The Legend of Surabaya.

        Surabaya is one of the most crowded in Indonesia after Jakarta has a legend that should be known. The legend is as follows.

       A long time ago in the sea of East Java there were two strong animals. They were Sura (the Javanese of a shark) and Baya (the Javanese of a crocodile).

       They were actually friends. However, when they were hungry, they were very greedy. They did not want to share their food. They would fight just because of scrambling for prey. Both of them were strong, skillful, clever, ferocious, and gluttonous. They had fought many times and never stop fighting until one of them gave up.

       Once upon a time it was a very hot day. Sura and Baya were looking for some food. Suddenly on the way Baya saw a goat. He was very happy.

       “Yummy, this is my lunch,” said Baya. read more