(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Jan Pieterszoon Coen

This is the place where Jan Pieterszoon Coen (JP Coen), the first colonial government in Batavia (Jakarta) was buried. It was actually a church during VOC (Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie), and some tombstones are still there though it’s already been converted into Museum Wayang (Puppetry museum). He was died during Mataram’s attack to Batavia and until independence day, his name was commemorated into several places, like Jan Pieterszoon Coen park in my hometown, Malang.

Almost all of remains were transferred to Taman Prasasti Museum or Netherlands, but the tombstone represents its own story.

Special for this week’s challenge


In English :
In this place, there was an old Dutch church of Christ between 1640 to 1732 and between 1736 until 1808 became the New Dutch church. In this church there is a Dutch cemetery where the first governor of Batavia, Jan Pieterszoon Coen was in his funeral in 1634.

7 January 2017


3 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m glad you told the story, otherwise all I would have known were the name and date. 🙂


    1. Thank you very much Janet. I hope you like it 🙂

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