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Kota Tua Jakarta, also known as the Old Batavia (Oud Batavia), is a small area in Jakarta, Indonesia. This special area has an area of 1.3 square kilometers across North Jakarta and West Jakarta (Pinangsia, Taman Sari and Roa Malaka). Nicknamed the "Asian Gem" and "Queen of the East" in the 16th century by European sailors, Jakarta Lama was considered the trade center for the Asian continent because of its strategic location and abundant resources. The city of Batavia was completed in 1650. Batavia later became the headquarters of the VOC in the East Indies. The canals are filled because of the emergence of tropical outbreaks inside the city walls because of poor sanitation. The city began to expand to the south after epidemics in 1835 and 1870 pushed many people out of the narrow city to the Weltevreden area (now the area around Merdeka Square). Batavia later became the administrative center of the Dutch East Indies. In 1942, during the Japanese occupation, Batavia changed its name to Jakarta and still serves as the capital city of Indonesia until now. In 1972, the Governor of Jakarta, Ali Sadikin, issued a decree which officially made the Old City a heritage site. The governor's decree was intended to protect the architectural history of the city - or at least the remaining buildings there. Although the Governor's decree was issued, the Old City remained ignored. Many residents warmly welcomed this decree, but not much was done to protect the heritage of the Dutch colonial era.
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