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Syahbandar Tower is located at the side of Jakarta Gulf Beach, next
to the Maritime Museum and Sunda Kelapa Harbor. The current building of
Maritime Museum was previously occupied as VOC’s (Vereenigde
Oostindische Compagnie) spicy warehouse. VOC was a Dutch company which
managed the trading activities on both sea and land for the interest of
Nederland. Nederland constructed Syahbandar Tower to guide the traffic
of ships that was coming for spicy trading at Sunda Kelapa Harbor.
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Nederland Indies government constructed Syahbandar Tower in 1839 to
support the spicy trading and delivery activities from Sunda Kelapa
Harbor which was know as Batavia City at that time. The building of
Syahbandar Tower had a width of 32 meters (4×8 meters) and height of 12
meters, and the yard was equipped with several cannons which faced to
the west and east side. For the trading administration before the
delivery of spicy to countries in Europe, Nederland Indies government
constructed another two buildings facing the Syahbandar Tower.
Other Interesting Places Near to Syahbandar Tower
Other interesting places near Syahbandar Tower are including Sunda
Kelapa Harbor, Maritime Museum, Jakarta History Museum, Wayang Museum,
Fine Art and Ceramic Museum, Bank Mandiri Museum, Bank Indonesia
Museum, Jakarta Kota Station, Kota Intan Bridge, Batavia Café, Batavia
Hotel, and other old buildings. Glodok area which is like the China
Town of Jakarta is only 3-4 km away from Syahbandar Tower. You can also
find Jaya Ancol Dreamland Park with many amusement facilities like
Dunia Fantasy, SeaWorld Indonesia, and Gelanggang Samudera in just 3-5
km away from Syahbandar Tower.
* If you’re a history lover and is visiting or in Jakarta City at
the moment, then you may find Syahbandar Tower at Kota Tua Jakarta as
an interesting object. Syahbandar Tower is located next to Maritime
Museum and Sunda Kelapa Harbor.
* Since the age of Syahbandar Tower has reached more than a hundred
years and the construction was made of wood, it then makes the tower
start to be decayed. It’s suggested to be really careful when you step
on the stairs of Syahbandar Tower and avoid stepping on the stairs in
* You can visit Syahbandar Tower by personal vehicle or taxi.
Alternatively you can ride TransJakarta Busway from the first corridor
with route from Blok M to Kota Tua. Kota Station is the last station
from the first corridor of TransJakarta Busway. Syahbandar Tower is
about 3km away from Kota Station. To reach Syahbandar Tower from Kota
Station you can ride bicycle ojek, bajaj, taxi or even by walk.