Tanah Abang start name called on the 17th century, the city at the time
Batavia in the attack by the army of Mataram, Mataram year of 1628
Batavia beset from all sides and use the Tanah Abang
as a base, which is the best land and the surrounding
many in the swamp pool. From the red soil in the language or Abang
Java, the name was born, which means Tanah Abang Tanah Merah.
Tanah Abang area at the time was a tea plantation area,
peanut, ginger, jasmine, betel, and others, which until now
be the name of a settlement in central Jakarta.
On August 30, 1735, a Dutch called the rich
Justinus Vinck obtain permission from the Governor General Abraham Patram
building market. Tanah Abang and Pasar Senen Market (formerly called
Weltervreden), in the permit market is Weltervreden day
market is, per day. Senen market, especially sell
vegetables Tanah Abang market and sell texstil and klontong.