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Gedung Pancasila, Jakarta Overview

Gedung Pancasila or Pancasila Building derives its name from Sanskrit meaning "five principles", the philosophy forming the basis of the Indonesian Nation in 1945. Built during the Dutch era, it served as the residence of the Dutch army commander, refurbished and renamed to Gedung Pancasila after President Sukarno gave his Pancasila Speech. This building makes its mark in modern Indonesian history as a symbol of the free nation's birth, making it a must-visit.

Standing gleaming white on Jalan Penjambon, Pancasila Building embodies the five principles that unite Indonesia and form the Indonesian identity. One of the remaining vestiges of colonial Dutch architecture in Jakarta, the building is now used for official important ceremonies for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

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Things to Do

  • Many visitors click photographs in front of the Pancasila building and the building is mainly used for important ceremonies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia.
  • However, it is open to the public on special occasions like the annual press statement of the Minister for Foreign Affairs at the beginning of the year.
  • The interior is lavish and the colourful lightings give an edge to the lovely evening spent here. Gedung Pancasila houses some really interesting and historically important paintings of ministers like President Soekarno and politicians.
  • There is a cafeteria which is quite popular amongst the tourists.
  • Nearby attractions like Jakarta Cathedral and Immanuel church can also be visited.

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