Kalibata Heroes Cemetery

Kalibata Heroes Cemetery (Indonesian: Taman Makam Pahlawan Kalibata,[1] officially named Taman Makam Pahlawan Nasional Utama Kalibata (Kalibata Main National Heroes Grave Park); abbreviated as TMP Kalibata), in Kalibata, Pancoran, South Jakarta is a military cemetery in Indonesia. It was built in 1953 and opened on 10 November 1954, with the first burial took place on that day. Former Indonesian foreign minister Agus Salim, who died 6 days earlier, was the first whole body buried on the cemetery. There were also 121 corpses moved from Heroes Cemetery in Ancol.[2]

More than 7,000 people who are military casualties and veterans from Indonesian War of Independence are buried there. This includes many Japanese veterans of the Imperial Japanese Army who stayed in the Dutch colony after World War II of their own free will and fought for the Indonesian independence who are also buried there.[3]

The cemetery is easily visited. The site is well set-out and neatly maintained. It is open to the public with free entry and opened from 06:00 to 18:00 local time daily.


There were up to 3,000 Japanese volunteers who fought against the Dutch. Of these approximately 1,000 died, 1,000 returned to Japan after Indonesia's independence, and 1,000 remained and were naturalized in Indonesia.[4] Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited on 13 January 2002,[5] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited on 21 August 2007.[6] and Japanese Prince Akishino and Princess Akishino visited on 19 January 2008.[3]

Notable people buried in the cemeteryEdit



  • Noboru Otobe (乙戸昇, Imperial Japanese Army second lieutenant).[8]
  • Rahmat Shigeru Ono [9]

See alsoEdit


  • Kiyoyuki Hatakeyama, Masayasu Hosaka (2004), Rikugun Nakano Gakko Shusen Hishi, Shinchosha ISBN 4-10-115522-4
  1. ^ Kevin Tan Marshall of Singapore: a biography Page 514 – 2008 "... when Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew visited Indonesia and scattered flower petals on the graves of the two executed marines who had been buried in the Taman Makam Pahlawan Kalibata (Kalibata Heroes Cemetery) in Jakarta.1"
  2. ^ "Jenazah H Agus Salim yang Pertama Dimakamkan di Kalibata". Kompas. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "秋篠宮ご夫妻、英雄墓地に献花 ジャカルタ". Sankei Shimbun. 19 January 2008. Archived from the original on 9 January 2009. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  4. ^ Hatakeyama (2004), p675-676
  5. ^ "カリバタ英雄墓地に献花 ". じゃかるた新聞. 14 January 2002. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  6. ^ "インドネシア・インド・マレーシア訪問(インドネシア共和国)". Cabinet Secretariat. Retrieved 27 September 2009.
  7. ^ "Former W.Sumatra gov, agrarian minister Hasan Basri Durin passes away". Jakarta Post. 9 July 2016. Archived from the original on 11 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  8. ^ "己の信ずるままに、おもねらず、なびかず". 上坂冬子. 正論. July 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  9. ^ Article on Rahmat, the last surviving Japanese soldier in Indonesia.
  10. ^ Article mentions Eiji's burial in Kalibata

Coordinates: 6°15′26″S 106°50′47″E / 6.25722°S 106.84639°E / -6.25722; 106.84639