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Meet Portuguese Descent at Kampung Tugu Jakarta

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Meet Portuguese Descent at Kampung Tugu Jakarta

Foods & Drinks Koja
5 jam
  • Meet Portuguese Communities
  • Enjoy Keroncong Music
  • Culinary of Tugu Village
  • Visit 200-Years Tugu Old House
  • Visit Tugu Church, the Oldest Christian Church in Jakarta
What You'll Do
Kampung Tugu - Portugues Descent in Jakarta Kampung Tugu or Tugu Village is in the northern part of Jakarta. It is a place where Portuguese descent lives a long time ago. Geographically it is located at Semper Barat Village under the administration of Koja District. Until today, the Communities are still maintaining their identity and....

Kampung Tugu – Portugues Descent in Jakarta

Kampung Tugu or Tugu Village is in the northern part of Jakarta. It is a place where Portuguese descent lives a long time ago. Geographically it is located at Semper Barat Village under the administration of Koja District. Until today, the Communities are still maintaining their identity and cultural heritage uniquely especially through music and foods

History of Kampung Tugu

The sixteenth century marked the interaction between Indonesia and the European. Historically, it was back to the Year 1641 when the VOC seized the port city of the Malay Peninsula from the Portuguese. Then, the VOC departed Portuguese as prisoners of war to Indonesia. The VOC relocated them to an area called Tugu Village. Most of them come from the Malaccan mainland, Bengal, Arakan and the Coromandel Coast. Previously, they worked as a slave for their Portuguese Masters. Then, their Masters bestowed on them a freedom. They are known as Black Portuguese or Mardika.

Kampung Tugu Heritage

Uniquely, Kampung Tugu preserved a rich cultural acculturation between Indonesian and Portuguese People. Approximately, around 500 inhabitants of Tugu are direct descendants of Portuguese who ever lived in Jakarta. Until now, the Portuguese descent at Tugu Village retains their culture. For example the use of Portuguese names. Surnames like de Silva, da Costa, de Mayo given from godfathers or adopted upon baptism. During the trip to Kampung Tugu, travelers could meet and interact with the Communities.

Moreover, Tugu Church, one of a famous spot at Kampung Tugu. Built in 1678, it is the oldest Christian Church in Jakarta. Every year, the communities celebrate a festival called Mandi-Mandi. It is a festival to welcome the New Year. So, at the first week of New Year, after having Sunday Service at the church, the Communities will do the “Mandi-Mandi” ritual. They smear powder on faces as a symbol of forgiveness. Then, the ceremony continues by enjoying Keroncong Music play by the Communities.

Currently, there are two Tugu Keroncong Group that still exist until today. Keroncong Music originated from the Portuguese Music. The music was part of the Mardika culture, brought along from Africa, India, and Malacca. Then, the Jakarta style influenced the development of Keroncong Music which is finally known as Keroncong Betawi.

Culinary at Kampung Tugu

During the journey exploring Kampung Tugu, travelers also can taste homemade traditional cake. Among others are ketan unti, apem kinca, kue pisang udang, and Portuguese egg tart.

Additional Information

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What You Need to Bring

camera, hat, umbrella, etc

Max. Booking Hours
2 hari 0 jam di muka
Waktu Mulai Aktivitas
09:30, 16:00
Kebijakan pembatalan
1 hari 0 jam di muka
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What's Included
  • Tour Guide
What's Excluded
  • Drinks
  • Meals
Participants Per Booking
Child: Maksimum 1
Adult: Minimum 2, Maksimum 10
Participants Age
Adult: from 12 until 65 years old
Child: from 4 until 11 years old
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Lokasi

Nearby Airport
Soekarno Hatta International Airport
Meeting Point
  1. Gereja Tugu (GPIB Sion)
    Jalan Raya Tugu, RW.6, Semper Barat, North Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia

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