Ternate, Benteng, Fort, Oranye

Written by on June 5, 2012 in Indonesia, East Indonesia Forts with 0 Comments

Ternate, Benteng, Fort, Oranye


Benteng Oranye once stood as an imposing fort in 1607. It was used by the Dutch as headquarters for their VOC operations until 1619 when they moved it to Jakarta, then known as Batavia. The fort was then used as a residence of the governors of Ternate.

Today, Benteng Oranye is found in the central market of Ternate, almost completely hidden from sight. All that is left of this once magnificent fort are its three renovated walls and bastions topped with cannons.

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