Sunda Kelapa Jakarta

Sunda Kelapa: Jakarta: A rustic port

Sunda Kelapa Jakarta

We were at Old Town when I recalled reading about a place called ‘Sunda Kelapa’ close by where one could watch the traditional boats loading and unloading cargo. After asking for directions, we set out for the harbor. The path didn’t feel very safe to me as there were truck driver stops along the way and it was almost time for sunset. But having my 6.2′ tall husband with me made me feel safe haha. After a 15 min walk and 5,000 Indonesian rupiah at the entrance, we were in.

Sunda Kelapa Jakarta
Sunda Kelapa is not a very touristy place. It’s a small harbor with a lot of boats loading/ unloading their daily cargo. It was interesting because we had never seen such a place before (I’ve been to JNPT in Mumbai but it’s a very huge port and not to be compared to this one). Here the boats were small and so close that we could see inside them.
It got some beautiful pictures if I may say so myself.

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