Ambon Fort Victoria

Written by on May 19, 2012 in Indonesia, East Indonesia Forts with 0 Comments



Ambon Fort Victoria

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Victoria fort is a historical site located right in the center of the city of Ambon. The fort was built by the Portuguese in 1775 and subsequently taken over by the Dutch. Then the Dutch used this fort as a center of colonial government to dredge the Maluku wealth in the form of spices. In front of the castle there is the port that is used as a point inter-island sea transport. Through this port Dutch ships carrying the spices to be distributed to several countries in continental Europe. In the castle there is also a market on which to bring together a community of indigenous traders. The fort was also used as a defense of the various attacks indigenous people who resisted. Victoria fort is also the place where Pattimura, Indonesia’s national hero, was hanged on December 6, 1817.

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Victoria fort is a historical site located right in the center of the city of Ambon. The fort was built by the Portuguese in 1775 and subsequently taken over by the Dutch. Then the Dutch used this fort as a center of colonial government to dredge the Maluku wealth in the form of spices. In front of the castle there is the port that is used as a point inter-island sea transport. Through this port Dutch ships carrying the spices to be distributed to several countries in continental Europe. In the castle there is also a market on which to bring together a community of indigenous traders. The fort was also used as a defense of the various attacks indigenous people who resisted. Victoria fort is also the place where Pattimura, Indonesia’s national hero, was hanged on December 6, 1817.

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