Monthly Archives: March 2015

Old Batavia – Public Enemy Number One

The tombstone of Peter Erberveld has been relocated from its original site on Jalan Pangeran Jayakarta (Near Gereja Sion or the Portuguese Church) to Taman Prasasti (The Garden of Tombstones) in Tanah Abang. The spike through the skull is a … Continue reading

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Old Batavia – The Westzijdsche Pakhuizan (destroyed by fire)

Regretfully these historic buildings which formed Museum Bahari or the Indonesian Maritime Museum were recently destroyed by a fire which is thought to be caused by faulty electrical wiring. Hopefully there will be the funds and the initiative to restore … Continue reading

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