Jakarta Special Capital Region is the capital city of the Republic of Indonesia. Jakarta is located in the northwest of Java island which in the old days was known as Batavia.
Jakarta has an area of approximately 661,52 km2 with over 10 million inhabitants. As the centre of business, politics and education, Jakarta is the most favourite city for the people living in other regions who wish to expand their businesses and pursue their educations. As a result, the population of Jakarta is increasing rapidly over the years indicating in the high level of congestion.
Historically, Jakarta or previously known as Batavia, was the large and important city. Since the past decades Batavia was the centre of trade with many foreign nations arriving in the city through Sunda Kelapa Harbor since the 16th era.
Development increasingly occurred and Dutch occupied the Archipelago (Indonesian islands). Many people from other parts of the Archipelago were recruited to be employed as workers such as from Bali, Sulawesi, Maluku, Tiongkok. Further, such workers established each community spreading to other parts of Batavia. It is therefore, since the old days Jakarta has been known as a city with multi tribes.
Nowadays, Jakarta is the city with the rapid economic growth, and around 70% of the money being circulated in Jakarta. The economic growth in Jakarta is mostly supported by trade, service, property, creative industry and finance. Some of the trade centre in which the significant large of money is being circulated, are in the area of Tanah Abang dan Glodok. Each of these two areas is the centre of textile distributed to the whole areas of Indonesia. The locations of these places are close to Museum Bank Indonesia.