Gurudwara Tanjung Priok
The Gurudwara was founded in 1925 by the Sikh community in the Harbour area. At the centre of the city another Gurudwara was built in 1955. Religious celebrations are held from 6A.M. to 9 A.M.every day. Other function include Baisakhi celebration, Gurupurbs, Guru Gobind Singh Avtar Gurupurb. Suitable Accommodation is available for visitors. There are about 600 members of the sikh community in the area.
Address: Jalan Jepara No.4.Tanjung Priok, Jakarta 14210, (Indonesia)
Alfred Holt and Company, trading as Blue Funnel Line, was a UK shipping company that was founded in 1866 and operated merchant ships for 122 years. It was one of the UK’s largest ship owning and operating companies. This company also operated in the Malaya region of Singapore-Malaysia-Indonesia. It operated in Jakarta at the Tanjung Priok harbor during the 1920s. There were around 20 security workers working for this company at the harbor and all of them were Sikhs.
In 1920s, the Sikhs from the company and also other families in Jakarta gathered every Sunday at the company quarters for Kirtan and Langgar. In 1925, these families decided to purchase a piece of land approximately 500 m2at Jl. Jepara No. 4, Tanjung Priok.
Money was collected from donation of the Sikh families that were living in Jakarta during those times and approximately 500 Guilder (Old Dutch Curency) was collected to purchase and build this first Gurdwara in Jakarta. The money was collected during Vasakhi celebration on 13th April 1925 and the first foundation for building was laid on 1st May 1925.
This holy shrine was named Guru Nanak Sikh Temple. The foundation of this Gurdwara was first build using wood and logs. The first President of this Gurdwara was Sardar Pratap Singh Ghali.