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How to Reach Batavia

Batavia is the old name of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. It was called Batavia when the Dutch still occupied Indonesia. Nowadays, no one will name the capital of Indonesia Batavia.  The so called Batavia is the old town of Jakarta that is only 2 sq. kilometers wide. It is located at north Jakarta bordering to the coastal line. If you go there by train, the train will stop at the central station, the biggest station in Jakarta. People call the station as “Stasiun Kota” or city station.  The station is located at the southern part of old Jakarta. If you arrive at Jakarta by plane, you can take the airport bus to Mangga Dua and from there you can take public mini bus to the central railway station.  

In old Jakarta there are several hotels such Batavia Hotel and De’Qur Hotel at Kali besar, the center of Old Jakarta. There are also several hotels at the east of old Jakarta such as Novotel Hotel and Amaris Hotel. At south old Jakarta, in the China town there are several hotel such as Metropole hotel, the plaza hotel.

You had better explore old Jakarta on foot. The traffic here is jam almost at any time, hence going on foot is the best choice.  From old Jakarta if you want to go to the modern part of Jakarta you can take Bus Way that stop in front of stasiun kota. The modern part of Jakarta is Thamrin Street and Sudirman Street. Along the streets there are many luxurious shopping malls.   

Jakarta Central Station