Kampung Tugu: the Remaining Portuguese Village

Kampung Tugu: the Remaining Portuguese Village, Jakarta, Indonesia (B)

As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta is known for many things, from its China Town, Port of Sunda Kelapa, legendary culinary destinations, historical cemeteries, temples, Kota Tua (Old Town), mushrooming shopping malls in every part of the city, the most populated city in the country until bad traffic jam. Nonetheless, being born and raised in Jakarta doesn’t mean that I know everything about my birth place.

Situated in Semper, North Jakarta, which is a bit isolated from the city center and main attractions, there’s the one and only village in Jakarta where Portuguese descendants live called Kampung Tugu (Tugu Village). I wonder how come I didn’t know about its presence for decades. What I remember about history lesson during my school live is that it didn’t tell much about Portuguese occupation in Indonesia, that happened prior to the Dutch one. I was so glad that I joined the walking tour from Wisata Kreatif Jakarta to the village, so I know what I have been missing all these years. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Kampung Tugu: the Remaining Portuguese Village
Guide Location: Indonesia » Jakarta
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Nydia Susanto
Read it on Author's Website: https://galontrip.wordpress.com/2021/04/14/kampung-tugu-the-remaining-portuguese-village-in-indonesias-capital/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Church of Tugu

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