Romantika Jakarta #3 National Museum..

Do you know how many museums are there in Jakarta?

ooh, ok, ....I don't know that until I google it:D...and...there are 47 museums in our lovely capital city!

And.....Visiting museums might not be your cup of tea...

Well, at least here in Jakarta..

If I said I was going to visit museums here in Jakarta, some friends will give me the what-are-going-to-do-there look ...

But for me and my family, a day trip to a museum will always be fascinating ...

Well, it depends on the museums we visited of course, but wherever we go, we always try to visit one :D..

As Bo almost finished his kindergarten and Obi will soon follow, my hubby and I decided to have educational-yet-fun trip to several museums in Jakarta

Starting from the National Museum...

I have frankly been here several times, but last visit was with my hubby and my 2 kids...and they loved it...


National Museum of Indonesia...originally started from Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, established in 24 April 1778...

Spacious place with many collections to enjoy..lovely ambiance...nice display and well maintained, it was a pleasant visit for all ages..

We only pay Rp 5.000,- (appr. USD 6) for adults and Rp 2.000, (less than USD 3) for kids...

If you want to know more about Indonesia, come to the ethnography segment...some of the highlights of traditional and cultural heritage of Indonesia are displayed there..


lovely, unique fabrics; 



kain kapal from Lampung
Traditional hat from West Kalimantan...








traditional rituals; 


utensils and homewares are among the items..











If you haven't got a chance to travel around Indonesia, or planning to do so, a visit here will be a good warm-up..

Then see the famous story of Pithecantrophus Palaeojavanicus *I hope I got it right :D and more pre-historic as well as archeological items...

not to mention fabulous statues, relics, inscriptions and sooo many more...
relics from one of our temples.....



I know that those displayed here are just a tiny fragment of the original collections, so you can imagine what we really have out there...
Obi, my daughter, with speda onthel...

I love the jewelleries collections on the fourth floor...fascinating designs, very meticulous..and thinking that they were made centuries ago..





Well, all in all...we all truly enjoyed our visits and would love to go back there..

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