Friday, May 29, 2015

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

People, if you're going to be in an internship program (especially in a museum like me), I have one advice: work seriously. Even though the place that you work at is not crowded, people will still come, without a warning. If you're free, learn about the museum as much as you can. It'll come in handy.

My friend and I have worked at the museum for 2 days now, and we're preparing for tomorrow. A group of children is going to visit the museum and we need to learn about it beforehand. I don't want today's failure to happen again haha - such an experience to be unable to guide the tourists so we had to hand the task to the local guide. We actually need to learn from the local guide first before guiding the tourists by ourselves, as they say it, but we still feel pretty horrible.

So, this post is going to be about a short description of the first floor of the museum and some general information! :)

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi or Formulation of the Proclamation Text Museum used to be the place where Rear Admiral Tadashi Maeda lived. Before it became his, the building was owned by PT. Asuransi Jiwasraya until the Pacific War occurred. Since then, it became the British Consul General until Japan came to Indonesia. After it became Maeda's, it was turned into British Royal Army Headquarter and other several uses. On 1982, this building was used by the National Library for its office. On November 24th 1992, this building finally became a museum.

On August 16th 1945, the men came to this house at 10.00 PM from Rengasdengklok. They discussed about Japan's position in World War II after the bomb exploding the Nagasaki and Hiroshima a few days before.

The living room where they discussed.
We turn on the computer every morning weee. You can get information from the monitor!

Comics are also available!

And then 3 of them - Ir. Soekarno, Moh. Hatta, and Mr. Ahmad Soebardjo - formulated the text. And then they asked for the other men agreements, and Sajuti Melik, accompanied by B. M. Diah typed the text. Three things were changed during the typing.

The people who came that night.
The proclamation text then was read by Ir. Soekarno in front of his house on 17th of August 1945. The date became the independent day of Indonesia.

There's also a reading room full of vintage books and magazines and a mini theater where visitors can watch a documentary movie about the event. We've watched 2 of the movies available.

Of course this post doesn't tell you ALL of the museum. I couldn't write as complete as this museum could explain to you. I don't even tell you anything on the upper floor (there's a lot of pictures upstairs about things that happened after the proclamation text, if you wanna know). So if you want to know the details, you can visit and learn more. Summer holiday is coming, there's nothing wrong with visiting the historical museum. :)

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi (a.k.a Munasprok / MPNP)
Jl. Imam Bonjol No. 1
Jakarta Pusat 10310

Museum Hour:
Tue-Thu and Sat-Sun: 08.00 AM - 04.00 PM
Friday                        : 08.00 AM - 11.30 AM and 01.00 PM - 04.30 PM
Closed every Monday and Public Holiday.

Ticket Price:
Adult: IDR2,000 (individually), IDR1,000 (in group)
Child: IDR1,000 (individually), IDR500 (in group)
Foreign tourist: IDR10,000

Have a nice day - and a fun summer holiday!


  1. Looks like an interesting place to work, I love history so something like this would be a dream for me!

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    1. Yes, it's once in a lifetime kind of experience for me!