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Sunda Kelapa


Sunda Kelapa is the old port of Jakarta, located on the estuary of the Ciliwung River. “Sunda Kalapa” (Sundanese: “Coconut of Sunda”) is the original name, and from the 13th to 16th century it  was the main port of the Sunda Kingdom. Today the old port only accommodates Pinisi, a traditional two-masted wooden sailing ship providing inter-island freight service in the archipelago. Although it is now only a minor port, Jakarta has its origins in Sunda Kelapa and it played a significant role in the city’s development.
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