The Rough Guide to Jakarta (4): Statues and Monuments

Jakarta has some pretty zany statues, it must be said.

They were originally built with some high-minded moral message in mind, but now, many years later, are largely ridiculed for their bizarreness.

Aesthetic considerations aside, though, they do at least have some functional value and provide some help in defining geographical locations in this madcap city:

So where are you now love?
Er, still on Sudirman… You know, nearly that bloody Pizza Man Statue!

Jakarta Statues

The Welcome Statue (Hansel and Gretel)
Patung Pemuda (the Pizza man statue)
The West Irian Liberation Monument (The Incredible Hulk)
Monuman Dirgantara (The Silver Surfer)
The Farmer’s Statue
General Sudirman Statue
Soekarno Hatta Statue


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