Jakarta’s street _5

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Sunda Kelapa harbour.

Sunda Kelapa is the old port of Jakarta which located on the estuarine of Ciliwung river. Sunda Kelapa was the main port of Sunda Kingdom of Pajajaran.  The port is situated in Penjaringan sub-district of North Jakarta, Indonesia. Today the old port only accommodate phinisi, a traditional two masted wooden sailing ship serving inter-island freight service in the archipelago. Although it is now only a minor port, Jakarta had its origins in Sunda Kelapa and it played a significant role in the city’s development.

 

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