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Jakarta Post

Number of cultural heritage buildings in Jakarta increased

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 20, 2018   /   05:55 pm
Number of cultural heritage buildings in Jakarta increased The 1 State Junior High School (SMPN 1) building, established in the early 1900s, is classified as one of Jakarta's cultural heritage assets. (JP/Masajeng Rahmiasri)

The number of registered cultural heritage buildings in Jakarta has been increased to 600 this year, Jakarta Tourism and Culture Agency head Tinia Budiati has said.

“A total of 600 buildings in Jakarta are included in the revised Governor Decree No.475 of 1993 [on historical buildings in Jakarta],” Tinia said, as quoted by

She added that in the previous decree, only 132 buildings were categorized as cultural heritage sites.

“Many of them are house and offices spread out in Kebayoran Baru and Menteng [in South Jakarta] and Jatinegara [in East Jakarta], basically all mayoralties,” Tinia said.

The agency is still collecting information and historical data on 300 buildings, as the cultural heritage team will not only designate the sites heritage buildings but also provide written backgrounds on the sites for the public. It is hoped that the managers or owners of the cultural heritage buildings will be able transform them into tourist attractions.

There are three types of cultural heritage; A, B and C. Type A buildings could not be changed at all, while Type B categorization allowed for the interior structure of the building to be changed and Type C allowed for total renovation so long as the atmosphere remained the same, Tinia added. (wnd)