Notes on the Geography of Indonesia: Jakarta: Kota: Photo 1
The Kali Besar or (not so poetically) Big Canal. Jan Pieterzoon Coen was the first governor-general of Batavia, and it was under his direction that the Dutch began imposing a Dutch town atop Vijayakarta. We've seen some of the Dutch handiwork, but a lot more reaches upstream from this, the Chicken Market Bridge, built in 1655 and the only surviving bridge of its time.
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