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Sunda Kelapa. Looking along the older Port of Jakarta where the many wooden vessels are loaded and unloaded by hand rather than cranes. The boats shown are wooden Makassar schooners.

WS Shows a worker with a load of wood to take to shore. After unloading 400 tonnes of maranty wood they load up with cement and sail back to Kalimantan.

History of this port.
Sunda Kelapa, better known as Pasar Ikan (meaning fish market) is located at the mouth of the Ciliwung River. The fish catch of the day was auctioned in the early morning at the old fish market. The street leading to it was lined with shops selling all sorts of shells, dehydrated turtles, lobsters and mostly everything the seafarer might need. This 500-year-old harbor area was a vital link to markets of the outside world for the 15th century kingdom of Pajajaran. It was formerly the harbor town of Sunda Kelapa where the Portuguese traded with the Hindu Kingdom of Pajajaran in the early 16th century. Since than this port has belonged to the portuguese and Dutch.
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