jin de yuan glodok

Fire gutted the rear building of Jin De Yuan Temple, Glodok, at 4AM, when the people living in the Chinatown were asleep. The area suffered blackout to prevent electricity catastrophe due to the electrical transformer mounted on a pole located just a few meters away from the blaze. The main buildings, fortunately, remained intact. Jin De Yuan is the oldest temple in Jakarta, a historical building in Chinatown, and a major part of history surrounding the 17th century Chinese overseas settlers in the then Dutch East Indies. For its rich history, the temple has always been a major place of interest in the eyes of both domestic and foreign tourists visiting the Big Durian.

jin de yuan glodok

Police line was stretched on the rear door that leads to the razed building.

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