Indonesian Stamp Museum in Cipayung Sub-district, East Jakarta City


Before the existence of smartphones and other advanced gadgets, people are into philately. They collected different types of stamps that came from distinct nations. In this case, a tourist spot like Indonesian Stamp Museum would be a great vacation destination. The location is within TMII Complex, situated in East Jakarta. So, what is inside the museum? It is a no brainer. The building displays many collections of stamps and other valuable items. With such attractions, the museum becomes a top-notch tourist spot in Jakarta Special Region, especially for those who love philately.

The Nuance
In terms of appearance, Indonesian Stamp Museum applies the combination of Balinese and Javanese architecture. The gate has the shape of a temple and there is a pendopo, which is located in the midst of the yard. In front of it, there is a globe with a small dove statue on it. It represents the delivery of mail all over the globe! The next feature is the statue of Hanuman (the Monkey King). The reason is Hanuman was Rama’s messenger in reaching Shinta, who was abducted by Rahwana. Near to the statue, there is an old mailbox, which was owned by the Dutch back then.

Exploring Indonesian Stamp Museum
Now, it is time to explore or get around the museum. Before enjoying numerous stamp collections, tourists should learn a bit history of Indonesian Mailing. A tourist guide would provide the information to visitors, after all. The fact is people used palm leaves to send messages to others. They might cook those leaves first prior to writing messages on them. In the museum, the guests can see a sample of the leaves and the tree. Another important feature of the museum is the presence of a giant stamp, displaying the face of Tien Soeharto (the wife of the 2nd president of Indonesia). It is quite majestic.

Many exhibition halls are available, displaying post equipment, diorama, and some old stamps from different eras. These include Daendels Raffles and VOC stamps. Near to the location, tourists can see miniatures of VOC ships, post trains, post horses, etc. On the wall, there is the picture of Rowland Hill, who was the World’s Father of Stamp. He was the one who invented the stamp system as the sign of acquaintance in sending mail.

What’s more? The next famous attraction is the replica of Penny Black, which is the first published stamp. It is said such stamp was released in 1840 by Batavia Post Office. Such legendary stamp has King Willem III’s picture on it. In the block II, tourists can learn the production of stamps. What’s in the block III, actually? It is the famous Indonesian stamp, which was published during the war of Independence. It is also worth an observation.

Nearby Attractions

  • Keong Mas Park
  • Freshwater World
  • Indonesian Museum
  • Sacred Pancasila Monument

How to Get There
For outsiders, the first destination is Soekarno-Hatta Airport. Once tourists get there, they can take any local transportation service to Cipayung Sub-district, which resides in East Jakarta City. To be exact, Indonesian Stamp Museum is located in TMII Street. It is easy to find, after all.

Where to Stay

  • Santika Hotel
  • Asri Hotel
  • Gerbera Hotel

Latest News

Istiqlal Mosque Becomes a Religious Tourism Destination

Istiqlal Mosque is one of the halal tourist destinations in Indonesia. The construction process in a number of areas of the largest mosque in Southeast Asia has been completed and has made it ready as a place of worship, study, as well as tourism. The Istiqlal Mosque has become an icon of Indonesia. Many tourists and national heads who visited Indonesia then saw the beauty of the Istiqlal Mosque. If you enter to the mosque, with five floors and one ground floor, you will see the splendor of modern architecture…


MACAN Museum, Attractive Vacation Spot in Jakarta

Jakarta City always becomes the center of tourism, especially for foreigners who spend a vacation in Indonesia. It is the capital city of the nation, after all. That means Jakarta becomes a perfect checkpoint before visiting other regions. Aside from that, it also has tons of attractive vacation spots that offer different themes. For instance, there is the MACAN Museum in Kebon Jeruk Sub-District. Tourists only need to reach Perjuangan 5 Street in order to get to the museum. So, what is in there? Well, the official name is the…


Recommended Shopping Center in Jakarta

Whether you are a serious shopper or a half-hearted shopper, there is definitely something for everyone in Jakarta, the National Shopping Capital. Serving diverse tastes and pockets, you can buy various kinds of goods in Jakarta from local handicrafts to haute couture labels. The best shopping malls in Jakarta not only serve as great places to shop, but also to hang out and be seen. Each of these malls provide the best one-stop shopping experience for visitors, with unique perks such as being home to Jakarta’s only ice skating rink,…


A Majestic Tourist Destination – Thousand Islands National Park Indonesia

  In a nutshell, Indonesia is an archipelago nation. That means it holds tons of islands. The options are limitless for travelers. The local name is “Kepulauan Seribu”. Tourists also call it Thousand Islands Regency. The combination of islands makes a perfect Thousand Islands National Park. The location is about 45 km from the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta. Why is it popular among tourists? All the islands offer great nature attractions. These include beaches, underwater scenery, trees, and much more.   In terms of beauty, Thousand Islands Regency is considered…


Hotel Deals of the Day
Interesting Links
Smesco

javatours.com
bali-hotel.com
Bromo
borneoecotour.com
Find Us on :
Find Us on :