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Syahbandar Tower - Jakarta
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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 (4x8 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.

  • 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 group.
  • 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.
Other Pictures on Syahbandar Tower
Viewing from Top Sunda Kelapa from Top Maritime Museum The Tower's Cannon
Viewing from Top Sunda Kelapa Harbor from Top Maritime Museum from Top Cannon at Syahbandar Tower