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Kota Tua

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Kota Tua, is the historic heart of Jakarta, literally Jakarta’s “Old Town” usually just referred to as simply “Kota”.

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The Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) established the walled city of Batavia here in the 17th century from where they ran their mercantile empire for the next 300 years. Once the Dutch departed, the area was pretty much left to deteriorate, however changes are afoot and many of the dilapidated mansions and warehouses are slowly been given a facelift and a development project is in the process of rejuvenating the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)


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