The charm of Instagrammable Museum Fatahillah
The town hall or what was formerly called Stadhius, had undergone several renovations due to the difficult geographic contour. In 1710, the building was officially inaugurated by Governor General Abraham van Riebeeck and functioned as the administrative office of the city of Batavia.
The Dutch city hall that resembled the Dam Palace in Amsterdam also featured a square called the Stadhuisplein. In the middle of it was a fountain that was used by residents as the only source of water at that time
This charming building, now called the Jakarta History Museum or Fatahillah Museum, along with the fountain in the middle, had witnessed the cruelty of colonialism when a bunch of prisoners, both Dutch rebels and indigenous people of Indonesia, were tortured and executed before the eyes of the entire community.
In 2014, at the behest of Governor Joko Widodo, revitalization of Kota Tua (Old City) area including Fatahillah Museum was launched. It was his initiative to restore the buildings and preserve the history lying inside and around.
Over time, ( The charm of Instagrammable Museum Fatahillah ) the Kota Tua Area Management Unit continued working on fixing the buildings, including the Jakarta History Museum, to attract visitors. They reconstructed the buildings taking to care to keep the historical aspect in mind.