At the site, there a many stalls where fishermen are seen, selling their daily catch and as much as this place is a market is also a place where history and tradition is seen as well. Surrounding the Sunda Kelapa is the 500-year-old harbour that was once a place where trading was abundant and the old trading post of the 15th century Dutch period can still be viewed if interested. However, today the vicinity is famous for its fishermen’s wharfs and an inter island port. The harbour is also a place where picturesque surrounding can be seen and one such scene is the view of the tall-misted bugi schooners, which belong to one of the world’s largest boating fleets.
At the harbour, you will see hundreds of sailboats, shipping vessels, luxury ships and also large merchandise carries and these ships also offer enthusiastic viewers with a chance to get on board and see their belongings. You can also see a plethora of coal, timber, spices and wooden craftworks being unloaded from the ships.
The Sunda Kelapa is not the only attraction home to this vibrant city and travellers to Jakarta can also explore the likes of the National Museum, the National Monument, the Maritime Museum, Chinatown in Jakarta, the Ragunan Zoo, the puppet museum and the famous Indonesian Miniature Park. These attractions along with the many others are well worthy of seeking whilst holidaying here. Aside from the attractions, the city is also renowned for its cuisine and hungry travellers will be spoiled for choice, dining options in the country are abundant and there will always be a satisfying meal to savour.
A fine stay at a Jakarta hotel will compliment your holiday and a recommended choice of accommodation is the luxurious Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta. This lodging option offers its guest with luxurious facilities, plentiful dining options and most of all fine Jakarta hotel packages to suit your budget.