A 'Starbike' passes through Jakarta's deserted Old Town, parts of which reopen on Sunday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Jakarta's Old Town Museums Reopen
BY :YUDHA BASKORO
JUNE 15, 2020
Museums in Kota Tua, Jakarta's seventeeth-century Old Town, reopened on Sunday with few visitors taking advantage of relaxed social restrictions in the capital.
The Puppet Museum, the Jakarta History Museum and the Ceramics Museum opened themselves to the public even though the Old Town area itself was still closed.
The handful of visitors who came enjoyed the rare sight of an empty square that usually teems with tourists.
All the museums implemented a strict health protocol that included a temperature check and extra security guards who made sure visitors did not stay too long inside.
The entrance and exit gates are now also located in different areas of the museums to maximize physical distancing.