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Taman Prasasti - Park of Memorial Stones, Jakarta

Taman Prasasti - Park of Memorial Stones - Jakarta, Indonesia
Taman Prasasti - Park of Memorial Stones
Jalan Tanah Abang I, Jakarta, Indonesia 10160Map
+62 21 314 2067(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Central Jakarta: Gambir

Originally occupying five hectares of land, this cemetery shrank to 1.2 hectares due to the city's massive growth. The park still contains an impressive collection of tombstones, including those of Batavian Governor-General, Jan van Hoorn; wife of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Olivia Marianne Raffles; and Chinese Indonesian student leader who fought during the Old Order, Soe Hok Gie. Some believe that placing a bouquet of fresh flowers on Jeremias van Riemsdijk's tomb grants the wishes prayed at the spot. Many of the tombstones stand as silent witnesses to Jakarta's bloody past.

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