A fond memory of what is left of the Old Batavia, the Candra Naya is the perfect example of Chinese architecture that recalls the bygone times. explore this fascinating spot from a Jakarta serviced apartment such as Ascott Jakarta which provides the ideal luxury serviced accommodation Jakarta has on offer to travellers seeking out marvels to explore. While it is of popular belief that the land on which it stands brings luck to its owners, the Candra Naya has been restored to serve as a place of social gathering for the Chinese Indonesian community, to hold seminars and conferences with the intention of reviving old forgotten traditions. Standing out amongst the typically simple structured Chinese houses because of its massive size and spacious rooms, the place is also noted for their intricate interior ornament which has been a source of marvel for many. Another standout point of the structure is its elaborate tou-kung crown standing prominent upon its roof. Believed to have been built in the early 19th century, the last known owner of Candra Naya was Khouw Kim An, a wealthy business man who died in a Japanese concentration camp in 1945. However, it is also known that Candra Naya had also been the centre for the Sin Ming Hui social organization which helped out the war stricken Chinese community towards the Second World War.