Jakarta was crazy last January, flooding was everywhere. But I promised to post the pictures of Kota Tua or to be called Old Batavia.
it is really hard for me to be consistent in doing something. But here I am trying to continue what i left behind. So here at the pictures below Joydi (the white tees dude), yoyo (the man in blue polo shirt) and I (in GAP tess). They are my really good friends. We share and experienced many thing together.
Got out from Cafe Batavia and wander where we would go next.
Satrio or I call him Yoyo
First museum was Wayang Museum. The museum facade is just I-love-it. You can still feel and see the dutch collonial feeling there. Wayang itself is a kind of traditional type puppet. Each puppet has its own background, some of it was character from ancient Hinduism and Buddhism folklore and some just about great people at the past.
- Museum Wayang front building facade : The fee is just 5000 rupiah or about 0.5 cent
Wayangs, they tell stories really.
Those morons,they stepped around the tomb of Jan Pieterszoon Coen (the museum curator said to me). There is the pledge to remind us that Coen was Batavia’s Governor back then
Just love to take picture of it, the lighting is perfect.
The wayang comes from Surakarta, he is Prabu Rama Wijaya. A son from Hindu’s God Wisnu.
I love how it looks like having plumage like peacock, I think it also resembles a halo.
Then it is time for us to move to other museum. The most famous museum in jakarta (i think). It is Jakarta History Museum or Fatahillah Museum. You can wiki’d it. It was Batavia’s city hall. The scariest thing is, the officer used to imprisoned people in the basement ang executed criminals in front of this past time city hall. Crazy huh? A bit spooky but we were have great time inside.
The entrance lobby, yet you have to pay another 5000 rupiah for maintenance and so on
Every chamber of the building tells Jakarta in certain time periode. I guess this one is kinda mess. We have a tri-shaw and ancient human in the same room. -__-
A Stele or in Bahasa is called Prasasti. This one marked the existence of past kingdom once ruled Batavia area. Interesting huh?
Yoyo yet wandered what happened back there. I am always curious, whether it is real or not.
Right hell yeah,me posed in front of usual box that sell things such mineral water, snacks, instant noodles, cigarettes. Sometime it is a mgazine stall.
He was having fun with a cannon (in style of course). I know it is prohibited but everyone enjoys museum in their own way.
Light thhrough museum gigantic windows
So yeah this the dome of The Fatahillah Museum. in B&W
Guys please wait for the final chapter yeah ;p the Part3