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Cultural heritage meets modernity as Jatinegara Station undergoes expansion

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 14 2019   /  12:38 am
Picking up the pace: Construction of a huge addition to the Jatinegara Station in East Jakarta is seen on Tuesday. Built in 1910, the station, which is considered part of the city’s cultural heritage, is being expanded to be able to cater to more passengers.(JP/Dionnasius Aditya)(JP/Dionnasius Aditya)

Picking up the pace: Construction of a huge addition to the Jatinegara Station in East Jakarta is seen on Tuesday. Built in 1910, the station, which is considered part of the city’s cultural heritage, is being expanded to be able to cater to more passengers.(JP/Dionnasius Aditya)Upon arriving at Jatinegara Station in Matraman, East Jakarta, commuters will immediately notice the building’s distinctive design. The brown roof has a sharp slope and a white round dormer, which are typical in European
architecture.Above its archway entrance, brown capital letters that spell out “Setasiun Jatinegara” stand out against the structure’s white walls.Next to the entrance, a sign explains: “This building is a cultural heritage based on Bylaw No. 9/1999 on the preservation and utilization of […] cultural heritage buildings.”The station, built in 1910 during the Dutch colonial ...