Old insurance office turned magic museum
More than 100 years old
Kerta Niaga 1 was built as an office for the Koloniale Zee en Brand Assurantie Maatschappij, an insurance company. Desiged by popular architecture firm Ed Cuypers en Hulswit in 1912. The days when trade in the Dutch Indies was booming. Later after independence, it became the office for Kerta Niaga a state-owned logistics company.
Tropical Art Deco
The art deco building has a great historical value, adapted to suit the local environment with materials available at that time. Featuring tall columns, symmetrical floorplans and lots of glass to maximise natural light in the deep builing.
Now a trick eye museum
Konsorsium Kota Tua took the building under its wing. Temporarily used as a market place, and now a trick eye museum, a popular site for family and kids field trip.