What will you do in your weekend? Maybe you will go to Mall, hang out in café or taking a walk to a beach. All of them sound very common and…boring! That is why you should find another place of vacation that will give you something different like visiting Kota Tua Jakarta. If you are a foreigner who want to see old Jakarta or Batavia, you shouldn’t miss to visit this place.
Coming to Kota Tua Jakarta is like entering the time machine because you can see two different worlds between old architecture buildings that are combined with some skyscrapers and atmosphere of metropolis city. It makes Kota Tua Jakarta like a small world in the crowd. To reach this place is very easy, if you take a KRL you can get off at Jakarta Kota station or if you take a public bus, you can get off at trans Jakarta in this place. To make you get closer to the old luxurious buildings, you have to pay the entrance fee first which is Rp 2000 for adult and Rp.600, that’s a very cheap price for watching those valuable buildings. However, you should pay attention when it opens, which is from Tuesday until Sunday from 3 am to 5 pm (local time).
In this place, you can see many ex-government buildings which were made in the Era of Dutch. These buildings now are used as museum and café, so you can enjoy the food in the atmosphere of Dutch life. To enjoy the entire area of Kota Tua Jakarta, you can rent a bicycle by paying 10.000 until 15000. If you do not want to get tired, you can visit the Jakarta historical museum to see the memorable items.