Jun 8, 2011

Benteng Ujung Pandang - Fort Rotterdam

Not far from the edge of Losari, across the street, we visited the Benteng Ujung Pandang a.k.a Benteng Panyyua a.k.a Fort Rotterdam. Based on information taken from Wikipedia, the fort was builded in 1545 by King of Gowa-9, named "I manrigau Daeng Bonto Karaeng Lakiung Tumpa'risi 'kallonna". Then in an agreement, being handed over to Dutch rule and became the center of Dutch government in South Sulawesi at the time.

To the room where Prince Diponegoro, a Hero of Indonesia who was imprisoned after the exile from the island of Java  during the struggle for Indonesian independence.

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Video - Benteng Ujung Pandang (Benteng Fort Rotterdam)


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