Pantjoran Tea House: The Taste of Heritage in Jakarta

Indonesia, Jakarta Guide (B): Pantjoran Tea House: The Taste of Heritage in Jakarta

Pantjoran Tea House is situated in Glodok area, Jakarta, the biggest Pecinan or Chinatown in Indonesia that has been existing since 380 years ago. Jalan Pancoran is part of Glodok area coverage, apart from Gang Gloria (Gloria Alley) and Petak Sembilan. The two-storey building is also the main gate to Jakarta Old Town, formerly called Batavia, from the south.

The name “Glodok” is inspired by “grojok grojok”, the sound of running water from the douche in the yard of the City Hall. Nonetheless, Chinese people pronounced it as “glodok”, that finally becomes an official name of the area. On the other hand, the translation of “douche”, which is pancuran in Indonesian, inspires Pancoran (local’s unofficial pronunciation of pancuran) as a street name.

Operating since nearly 3 years ago, Pantjoran Tea House is definitely not the oldest tea house and restaurant in Jakarta. Nonetheless, the age of the building is much older than the tea house itself because it used to be Apotheek Chung Hwa (Chung Hwa Pharmacy), the second oldest pharmacy in Jakarta opened in 1928. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Pantjoran Tea House: The Taste of Heritage in Jakarta
Guide Location: Indonesia » Jakarta
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Pantjoran Tea House  
Author: Nydia Susanto
Read it on author's website: https://galontrip.com/2018/02/14/pantjoran-tea-house-the-taste-of-heritage-in-jakarta-old-town/

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