ABRI (Armed Forced of Indonesia) Museum - Jakarta

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    ABRI (Armed Forced of Indonesia) Museum - Jakarta

    Post by Guessologist on Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:13 pm

    All,

    Had the opportunity to go to this Museum earlier this week, so thought I would share some images.

    Entry fee for 2 adults ~7,000RP or about 80cents.

    The first section contains a lot of dioramas regarding Indonesias independence and struggle against the Japanaes during WW2. Most of these were cheesy, so heres an example:




    Next came the information regarding past generals of significance:




    Apologies if some of these are rotated. Bloody imageshack....

    Then onto UN Peacekeeping missions
    Unfortunatley nothing from the current Lebanon deployment
    Egypt 1957:






    The Congo:







    A close-up of the pattern: Macan tutul (leopard)






    And the newer missions:




    Moving on: Into the armoury

















    More photos in the next post. Planes and tanks.

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    Re: ABRI (Armed Forced of Indonesia) Museum - Jakarta

    Post by Guessologist on Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:36 pm

    Moving on:

    Outside the main building, there was an area for planes:











    Undergoing (questionable) maintenance......


    And the Vehicles:













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    Re: ABRI (Armed Forced of Indonesia) Museum - Jakarta

    Post by Guessologist on Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:44 pm

    A couple of final ones and a summary

    Always good to have a prayer room close by.....


    Soeharto sure did have some medals: sorry about the quality of the image...



    So, my wife and I were the only visitors in the museum. It was quiet, dusty and starting to show its age.
    Maintenance was not something that was regularly carried out and the place needed it.

    Unfortunately, while this is the armed forces museum, it does not cover a lot of the current stuff. There are seperate museums for the airforce and special forces in other areas of Jakarta and in Bandung.

    Signage is mostly in Indonesian and the staff speak limited English, but, for a 1 hour drive and 80 cents, I can't complain. If you are a military enthusiast, then it's probably worth the visit.


    Cheers,
    Ben

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    Re: ABRI (Armed Forced of Indonesia) Museum - Jakarta

    Post by Camosaurus on Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:50 am

    Good thing you could take photos inside the museum. The Malaysian Police museum did not allow visitors to take pictures inside. Too bad there were some pieces that I want to take pictures of. Did your wife enjoy your visit? Usually, I try to make it an "All Boys" affair if I'm going to a military museum. This way nobody's going to pressure me to finish the tour in a flash. Learned the hard way when I hauled my family to Ft. Siloso in Singapore. 10 mins. into the museum they all wanted to finish the tour and I had no choice but to give in.

    Hmmm...If you thought the dioramas are cheesy then I won't bring you anymore to one of the museums here in Manila that also features Philippine history in dioramas. silent We could hit the girlie bar early! Very Happy

    Thanks for sharing the pics!

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