Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta

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Pasar Minggu's fruit market

Pasar Minggu is a subdistrict of South Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia. The area is known for its traditional Sunday market, famous for the fruit market.[1] Historically, Pasar Minggu is a fruit cultivation area developed by the Dutch government during the colonial period. The central point of the cultivation area is the traditional market of Pasar Minggu, located in what is now Pasar Minggu Kelurahan. Teak forest could also be found in Pasar Minggu Subdistrict, notably around Jati Padang (Javanese for "bright teak") Kelurahan. Most of these areas has been converted into residential area as Jakarta grow southward.

A 1930s picture of an experimental growing station of papaya in Pasar Minggu

The boundary of Pasar Minggu is Kemang Selatan Road - Warung Jati Timur Road - Kalibata Timur Road to the north, Ciliwung River to the east, and Krukut River to the west.

The southern portion of Jakarta Outer Ring Road passed through Pasar Minggu Subdistrict.

Kelurahan (Administrative Villages)[edit]

The subdistrict of Pasar Minggu is divided into seven kelurahan or administrative villages:

  • Pejaten Barat - area code 12510
  • Pejaten Timur - area code 12510
  • Pasar Minggu - area code 12520
  • Kebagusan - area code 12520
  • Jati Padang - area code 12540
  • Ragunan - area code 12550
  • Cilandak Timur - area code 12560

List of important places[edit]

  • Department of Agriculture Building Complex
  • Kemang Selatan, the southern portion of Kemang.
  • Nederlandse International School
  • Pasar Minggu market, bus terminal, and railway station.
  • Ragunan Zoological Garden
  • Republika building
  • The New Zealand School

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erna (October 19, 2009). "Kembalikan Pasar Minggu Jadi Pasar Buah" (in Indonesian). BeritaJakarta.com. Retrieved January 17, 2011.