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MONAS national monument

National Monument, or for Indonesian it is popular with MONAS. Located at the center of Merdeka Square Garden and as a LandMark of the Capital City. The Monument was built in the era of Indonesian first President-SOEKARNO- said that he is also as designer of the monument.
It's stand for the peoples determination to achieve freedom, 137m(450ft) TALL obelisk is topped with a flame coated with 35 kg of gold.

theCapitalcity, rose from an OLD BATAVIA

Jakarta is the Capital City of Indonesia, it was the seats of Foreign Diplomat, A city with the population of more than 10 millions. Central Bussiness. Finding its origin in the early 16th Century as harbour town of Sunda Kelapa and decided JUNE 21, 1527 as Jakarta's Founding when it was reanmed JAYAKARTA-meaning GLORIOUS VICTORY by the conquerring Prince FATAHILLAH, then The Dutch East Indian Company took the town and destroyed it in 1619, changed its name into BATAVIA and made it the center for the expansion of their power in East India, and After World War Seconds chaned its name into JAKARTA
In the picture In front of FATAHILLAH MUSEUM-23, from left to right are: Biarrmann marcellin (AnTANANARivo-MADAGASCAR), HariSakti (INDONESIA), Nguyen Tan HUY(Ho ChiMinh-VIETNAM), Jane E Pancho(Manila-Philliphine), ElizabethKamberuka (WalvisBay-NAMIBIA), Anti(INDONESIA), Sigfried Khaiseb (Windhoek-NAMIBIA), Kafiluddin (BANGLADESH), Samson (Haniora-SOLOMON ISLAND,OCEANIA), Tran Dinh Lang (Hanoi-VIETNAM) and ME at the last right

Capital City downtown

the capital city is an urban, high population of the peoples, primarily in the day, during office hours, street traffic jam is a common scenery. To solve the street congestion, at the beginning, the government plan to construction the subway for train, but in the year of 2000, they changed to established the BusWay, Transjakarta red Bus as in the picture, in order to provide the model of transportation for citizen and for tourist

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  • Pros:indonesian metropolitan city
  • Cons:Traffic Jam
  • Last visit to Special Capital Region of Jakarta: May 2007
  • Intro Updated May 12, 2007
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  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    This is a very good page, with a lot of wonderful images and useful tips. Best regards from Vienna! Gabriela

  • Carmanah's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Wow - lots of great information here! I'd love to visit Jakarta one day!

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2007 at 7:51 AM

    Great tips and photos of jakarta, thanks a lot for sharing! I did not manage to see much of jakarta when i was there years ago.

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