The National Monument, or "Monas" as it is popularly called, is one of the monuments built during the Sukarno era of fierce nationalism. It stands for the people's determination to achieve freedom and the crowning of their efforts in the Proclamation of Independence in August 1945. The 137-meter tall marble obelisk is topped with a flame coated with 35 kg. of gold. The base houses a historical museum and a hall for meditations. The monument is open to the public and upon request the lift can carry visitors to the top which offers a bird's eye view on the city and the sea.
Establish in 1778 by U.M.C Rademacher under the auspices of the Batavia Association of Arts and Sciences, Jakarta's Central Museum has a vast collection of historical, archaelogical and ethnographic aspects on Indonesia. The museum also has one of the most complete collections of bronzes and ceramic dating back to the Hang, Tang, and Ming Dynasties. The Museum is populary known as Museum Gajah because of the Elephant Stone on the front lawn of the building.
Museum Purna Bhakti is one of idea Mrs Tien Soeharto (wife of second President of Indonesia Mr. Soeharto). This is another area of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. Many collection of souvenir from President Soeharto since he's visit around the world. The museum establish August 23 1993, right at Mrs Tien Soeharto 70's year birthdays.
Fatahillah Square (Taman Fatahillah), named after the Sultan who conquered the Portuguese in 1527, was the heart of the Dutch colonial administration. It was restored to its current condition in between 1970-74. Today, there are three museums located around the square, including the Jakarta History Museum (Museum Sejarah Jakarta). One particular attraction is the bronze Portuguese cannon Si Jagur, which lies to the north of the square. The cannon is believed to have some supernatural powers related to fertility.
Taman Mini Indonesia
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah which literally means "Beautiful Indonesia in Minature Park" is an interesting places where we can see archipelago in one day and represents of 33 al off nations's provinces in Indonesia. Taman Mini has its own orchid garden in which hundreds of Indonesian orchid varieties are grown. And then KEONG MAS this is another inside Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. A theater showing the Beautiful Indonesia Panorama films in a three-dimensional IMAX screen in 30 minutes.