Syahbandar Tower, Jakarta


The Syahbandar tower is an old tower which has constructed as life guard in the area of Sunda Kelapa port - in west of the port entrance or at the east of the maritim museum. The tower had been functioned as traffic guide and controlling all the trading commodity from the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) warehouse to the port. The Syahbandar tower built in 1839 and also has about 12 meters high. It was the highest building in Batavia at that time and  constructed at the corner of Ciliwung river.

The Syahbandar tower equipped with several big cannons which faced to the west and east side. The other two buildings constructed each other to Syahbandar Tower by Netherlands Indies government as administrative part before delivering the spicy to Europe countries. And it took important building within the area.

The Syahbandar tower is one of the silence grave part from the package of historical buildings within Jakarta area. It has connected to the Kota Tua, The old bridge of Kota Intan, The VOC warehose and the Maritim Museum. The tower has become a symbol of powerful Netherlands Indies government forced. The Syahbandar tower can be reach easily from Kota Tua by walk or bike rental. It is a part of historical vacation package in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Trip Advisor Indonesia - Syahbandar Tower, Jakarta 

Transportation (Trip/Tour Route) & Cost:
  • Since the destination is a part of  Sunda Kelapa port area, it can be reached easily from both the port or Kota Tua. Traveler/Backpacker can use bike rental to the area. Alternatively may also visit Arabic Village near the area.
  • Bike rental package tour:
    • Sunda Kelapa area: adult 50.000 IDR, student 40.000 IDR
    • Kampung Arab / Arabic Village: adult 75.000 IDR, student 60.000 IDR
Travel Adisor Guide:
  • Individual or Group Backpacker
  • Very easy trip
  • Recommended for teenage, adult, family with kids and couples
  • Best recommended to visit in the morning or evening (non holiday date)
Travel Advisor Equipments and Tools (Prepare your Wonderful Vacation):
  • Cap
  • Personal stuff 
  • Mineral water
  • Camera
Other Trip Advisor / Holiday packages recommendation:
Since the street is part of the crowded area, please mind your activities around it. The climates of Jakarta basically hot so to avoid dehydration please provides enough drinking water when walking or biking.

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