Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Kwan Im Bio / Sin Tek Bio - Pasar Baru Jakarta

"The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light...."

This place is hidden, around the crowd of pasar baru area. I'm not sure if i can back again to visit this place without getting lost. Thank you for Love Our Heritage comunity, that bring me to this place.

Yes, Sin Tek Bio/ Kwan Im Bio, is one of old chinese temple inside jakarta that have long history. Build around 1600++, when the dutch colonialized Indonesia, with famous name Batavia.

Kwan Im is chinese version of Marry. They are all embodied in the energy of the Moon and all represent the energy of Mothers , the feminine aspect. What i love about Kwan Im is , she is a symbol of compassion, non violance and also vegetarianism life style for buddhism in south east asia.

Although this place is one of important heritage place but not well known. Need more attention from the government !, to take care everything inside and around there.

Kwan Im Bio/Sin Tek Bio
Jl. Pasar Baru Dalam Pasar No 146
Jakarta Pusat 10710
Website: wiharadharmajaya.com


  1. heritage walks are both fun and informative...i have gone to 4 such walks and discovered things about my own city (where i am born and living all my life) i never knew!!

    beautiful place Kwan looks...and am liking the pics !! especially the last one


  2. Yes, it always interesting to visit a hidden place you never know before.

    Thank you for visit :)