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Sunda Kelapa is the old port of Jakarta. In the original name, it is known “Sunda Kalapa” (from Sundanese words). The port is situated in Penjaringan sub-district, of North Jakarta, Indonesia. Although Sunda Kelapa today only a small port of Jakarta, this port is important for the development of this city. Jakarta has its origins in Sunda Kalapa and the village around it.

Sunda Kelapa, better known as Pasar Ikan (meaning fish market) is located at the mouth of the Ciliwung River. The fish catch of the day was auctioned in the early morning at the old fish market. The street leading to it was lined with shops selling all sorts of shells, dehydrated turtles, lobsters and mostly everything the seafarer might need. This 500-year-old harbor area was a vital link to markets of the outside world for the 15th century kingdom of Pajajaran. It was formerly the harbor town of Sunda Kelapa where the Portuguese traded with the Hindu Kingdom of Pajajaran in the early 16th century. Since than this port has belonged to the portuguese and Dutch.indodirect.

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  • Copyright: sastro genter (sastro) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 10] (103)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-04-18
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-06-30 20:20
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