Inscription Museum, legacy of Dutch colonial rule in Batavia

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Inscription Museum at 1 Tanah Abang Street. (IO/Ricardo Ronald)

Jakarta, IOJust like other places in Indonesia, traces of Dutch colonial rule can also be seen in Batavia, now Jakarta. Situated on 1 Tanah Abang Street, South Petojo, Gambir, Central Jakarta, the Inscription Museum is witness to this history.

“Previously, the museum was a cemetery called Kerkhoflaan, often called Kebon Jahe Kober which was officially inaugurated on September 28, 1795,” Eko Wahyudi, the museum’s tour guide, told Observerid.com.

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He explained that the museum became highly prestigious because famous people were buried there.