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The Museum Wayang or Puppet Museum showcases Indonesia’s most iconic form of theatre with an extensive collection of many forms of Indonesian puppets, as well as displays of puppets and dolls from around the world, housed on the site of a former Dutch colonial church in Jakarta’s Fatahillah Square.

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The museum building was built in 1912 in a style reflecting Dutch townhouses typical of the 17th and 18th centuries. In the early days of Batavia it had been the location of a church, or rather two churches, De Oude Hollandsche Kerk (the Old Dutch Church) first built in 1640 and later in 1732 replaced by De Nieuwe Hollandsche Kerk (the New Dutch Church). Large tombstones of VOC bigwigs that had formed the floor of the churches are on display in the museum’s ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)


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