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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Museum Bahari

This post falls into the just plan interesting catagory.

Evi Mariani, a writer for the The Jakarta Post writes that "Compared to popular Jakarta Historical Museum, huge Maritime Museum in North Jakarta actually has far more interesting collection with well-written and comprehensive bilingual information." The museum has eight large permanent exhibition galleries, a temporary gallery and 1,800 objects.

The museum is located in two former Dutch East Indies warehouses built in 1774. According to "The historical building alone justifies a visit. The front section is probably the only ancient city wall surrounding Batavia (old Jakarta) still standing today. "

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