Kalibata Heroes Cemetery

Jakarta, Indonesia

Kalibata Heroes Cemetery

The National Main Heroes Cemetery in Kalibata (Indonesian: Taman Makam Pahlawan Nasional Utama, Kalibata, colloquially known as Kalibata Heroes Cemetery (Indonesian: Taman Makam Pahlawan Kalibata, or TMP Kalibata) is a military cemetery in Kalibata, South Jakarta, Indonesia. It was built in 1953 and opened on 10 November 1954. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie is the first Indonesian President to be buried on the cemetery when he died on 11 September 2019. Former Indonesian foreign minister Agus Salim, who died 6 days before the cemetery was opened, was the first state leader buried on the cemetery. There were also 121 corpses moved from Heroes Cemetery in Ancol.

More than 7,000 people who are military casualties and veterans from Indonesian War of Independence are buried there. This includes many Japanese veterans of the Imperial Japanese Army who stayed in the Dutch colony after World War II of their own free will and fought for the Indonesian independence who are also buried there.

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