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Tales of Asia II – Batavia (Jakarta)

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Here are the highlights of my talk on Old Batavia (Jakarta). The full talk may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD81C_LExjo Do come for my next talk on Friday, 30th Oct.  Details to follow…

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Colonial Architecture in Jakarta

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Oud Batavia lingers today in a few isolated neighborhoods in Jakarta.  The greatest concentration of historic buildings is to the North, in what is now known as Kota, or “City.”  Here lies the old administrative and commercial heart of colonial … Continue reading

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The Hotel Des Indes (demolished), Jakarta

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So the question is this: how does one re-create something that is no longer there? The Hotel Des Indes was the oldest and the grandest of the Grand Hotels in Southeast Asia, having been opened in the 1860s.  It was … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour X: Oud Batavia – Jakarta, Indonesia

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Jakarta was a weird one.  I debated for sometime whether or not I would actually visit it – since the fundamental criteria for it being part of the Grand Tour was missing: Jakarta’s Grand Hotel – the Hotel Des Indes … Continue reading

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