Penjaringan is a subdistrict of North Jakarta, Indonesia. It is the westernmost Subdistrict of North Jakarta. Muara Angke port and the mouth of Sunda Kelapa Port is located within Penjaringan. Penjaringan contains the remnants of the original mangrove forest of Jakarta, some is protected by the government (i.e. Muara Angke Wildlife Sanctuary). Penjaringan Subdistrict is crisscrossed with water draining channels, canals, and water reservoirs to protect the land from sea flooding. The Cengkareng Drain, part of Jakarta's flood control system, flows to the sea through this subdistrict.

Location of Penjaringan in Jakarta.
The port of Sunda Kelapa. Penjaringan Subdistrict is the area to the left of the port. The right side of the port is the Administrative Village of Ancol in Pademangan Subdistrict. The historic Pasar Ikan ("fish market") is the building on the foreground, built on a restored warehouse of Dutch East India Company (VOC).

The area of Penjaringan Subdistrict, especially within Penjaringan Administrative Village, contains several historic Dutch colonial buildings such as the remains of city wall of Batavia and the 17th-century warehouses (now a Maritime Museum).

The boundaries of Penjaringan Subdistrict are Jakarta Bay to the north, Sunda Kelapa port to the east, and Kamal Muara road - Kapuk Raya road to the south.


The coastal area of Penjaringan Subdistrict is one of the most historic areas in Jakarta. The mouth of Ciliwung River was an important port in West Java. It was used as the main port of the kingdom of Pakuan Pajajaran and Batavia. Around the 16th century, the Muara Angke (a coastal area to the west of old Batavia) was used by the Sultanate of Banten and the Sultanate of Demak as a strategic post to capture the port of Sunda Kelapa from the Portuguese.

The Pasar Ikan ("Fish Market") in the 1940s

In the 17th century, during the Dutch colonial era, the area that is now Penjaringan Administrative Village was developed into a ship docking area. Warehouses and ship building facilities are built on this area, some of these 17th-century structures still exist today (such as the now Museum Bahari and Galangan Kapal VOC, a former trade office built in 1628).

In the 18th century, local villages started to appear around the Dutch Batavia. Some of this villages, located within the port of Batavia, is today known as Kampung Luar Batang. Kampung Luar Batang is the location of the Luar Batang Mosque, established in 1739.

During the 1970s, because of insufficient capacity and the lack of facility, a new fishing port called Pelabuhan Perikanan Samudera Jakarta (PPSJ) (also known as "Jakarta Fishing Port") was created on the west side of Sunda Kelapa Harbor, within Penjaringan Subdistrict. The feasibility and engineering study was done by Japan International Cooperation Agency from 1973 to 1979. The construction was divided into four phases which began in 1980 and was finished in 2002.[1]

Mangrove forestEdit

Muara Angke Wildlife Sanctuary contains the original mangrove forest of Jakarta.

Penjaringan contains some of Jakarta's original mangrove forest. Some of this mangrove forests are protected as the Muara Angke Wildlife Sanctuary (located at Kapuk Muara Administrative Village). Other protected mangrove forest of Penjaringan Subdistrict is the privately owned by[2] Taman Wisata Alam Angke Kapuk (Angke Kapuk Nature Tourism Park) (99.82 ha).

Muara Angke marina portEdit

On January 5, 2012 the new Muara Angke marina opened for service of passengers ship plying routes between the Thousand Islands and the mainland. The Marina in Ancol which has been replaced by the new marina will prioritize pleasure trip ships for tourists.[3]


Being a low plain coastal area, Penjaringan is constantly threatened by flooding from high tide. In Penjaringan Administrative Village itself, a series of plan to reduce flooding has been planned, including settlement relocation, drainage improvement, and the construction of dike.[4] Research about flooding has been done especially within Penjaringan Subdistrict.[5] In 2008, seven dikes are installed within Subdistrict of Penjaringan to protect the area from increasing level of sea tide. The dike consists of Muara Baru dike, Muara Angke dike, Luar Batang dike, Pluit Reservoir, Kapuk Muara dike, Pelindo Harbor dike, and Mutiara Beach dike.[6]

Kelurahan (Administrative Village)Edit

The subdistrict of Penjaringan is divided into five kelurahan ("administrative villages"):

  • Penjaringan - area code 14440
  • Pluit - area code 14450
  • Pejagalan - area code 14450
  • Kapuk Muara - area code 14460
  • Kamal Muara - area code 14470

Penjaringan is the northwesternmost Subdistrict of Jakarta.

List of important placesEdit

Muara Angke Port


  1. ^ "History - Pelabuhan Perikanan Samudera Jakarta". Jakarta Fish Port. PACIFIC CONSULTANTS INTERNATIONAL. Archived from the original on December 21, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  2. ^ Jakarta's government has given the area to PT Murindra Karya Lestari in attempt to rehabilitate the area back into its original natural state.
  3. ^ "City opens Muara Angke marina". January 6, 2012.
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  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-03-20. Retrieved 2010-03-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-03-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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