Jakarta Jakarta

Jakarta, originally named Sunda Kelapa during the Sunda Kingdom era. After the defeat of Sunda Kingdom to Sultanate of Demak,  Fatahillah, changed the name of the area to become Jayakarta. After the Dutch succesfully defeated Banten Prince Jayawikarta and his British ally troops, Jayakarta then changed to become Batavia in 1619. Batavia is the name of the city and become the de facto capital of Dutch East Indies. Batavia become the name of the city since begininning of 1619 until the arrival of Japanese in Indonesia during the World War II when the Indonesian independence movement leaders changed its name to become Jakarta. Continue reading Jakarta Jakarta