Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Wooden Sailing Ship in Sunda Kelapa Harbor

"Sunda Kelapa (SundaneseSunda Kalapa) is the old port of Jakarta located on the estuarine of Ciliwung River. "Sunda Kalapa" (Sundanese: "Coconut of Sunda") is the original name, and it was the main port of Sunda Kingdom of Pajajaran. The port is situated in Penjaringan sub-district, of North JakartaIndonesia. Today the old port only accommodate pinisi, a traditional two masted wooden sailing ship serving inter-island freight service in the archipelago. Although it is now only a minor port, Jakarta had its origins in Sunda Kelapa and it played a significant role in the city's development." (source: Wikipedia). Read also: http://www.indonesia-travel-guide.com/Jakarta_Travel_Guide/Sunda_Kelapa_Harbor/Sunda_Kelapa_harbor.html

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