The Canal is called "Banjir Kanal Timur" or BKT. It was built to overcome the recurring flood over Jakarta city. The BKT plan based on the main plan "The Study on Urban Drainage and Wastewater Disposal Project in the City of Jakarta" 1991, and also "The Study on Comprehensive River Water Management Plan in Jabotabek" on March 1997. Both developed by Japan International Cooperation Agency.
Cilincing Fishermen Village located in the northern Jakarta is an old fishermen village which still operates until this day. The village is as old as the more bigger harbour nearby - Sunda Kelapa Harbour - back from 1600's when the city was found.
This old City Hall of Batavia occupies the site of its two predecessors. The current building of fine Dutch architecture was completed in 1710 and once served many civic and judiciary functions. Beneath the front portico lie some cells which were used as dungeons. The museum took over the premises in 1974 and offers a fine glimpse into the city's colonial past. Thirty-seven ornate rooms display Dutch furniture, old maps, antiquities and Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.) memorabilia, recreating the atmosphere prevalent during the Dutch era.