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Maritime Museum description and photos - Indonesia: Jakarta. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Maritime Museum.
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The Maritime Museum is located in the old harbor of Sunda Kelap. Sunda Kelapa is translated from the Sundanese language as "Sunda coconut" - this port was the main port of the Sunda kingdom, which existed in the western part of Java from 669 to 1579. The kingdom of Sunda covered the territory of the present provinces of Banten, West Java, the capital Jakarta and the western part of the province of Central Java. It should be noted that the port played an important role in the development of the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta.
The opening of the maritime museum took place in 1977. The Jakarta Maritime Museum is housed in the former warehouse of the East India Company, which, among other things, dealt with spices and stored them in a warehouse. Visiting the Maritime Museum, guests can learn interesting facts from the maritime history of Indonesia, about the traditions of sailing, and also discover how important the sea is for the economy of Indonesia today.
The museum displays life-size models of fishing boats and traditional sailing vessels from all over the Malay Archipelago. You can also see the naval maps of Indonesia, various navigation aids, photographs and much more. Visitors can see a rare collection of renowned schooners, the Pinisi, traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing ships used by the Bugis, one of the largest ethnic groups in South Sulawesi. This province is the third largest in Indonesia. Also presented is a model of a boat that was used in the era of the Majapahit empire. There is a separate room in which you can see an extensive collection of flora and fauna of Indonesia.
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