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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Fort Rotterdam in Makassar


The pictures show about Fort Rotterdam in Makassar. The firts picture was painted  by Josias Cornelis Rappard (1883-1889), and the picture below was in recent situation. Fort Rotterdam formely was called Fort Pannyua, it was taken from turtle, because its looks like turtle when we saw from above. This fortress was built in 1549 by The ninth King of Gowa called I manrigau Daeng Bonto Karaeng Lakiung Tumapa'risi' kallonnaIn 1667 Gowa Kingdom and VOC was sign an aggrement called Bongaya Aggrement between Sultan Hasanuddin from Gowa and  Dutch. After that, fortress Pannyua had been taken  over by VOC under leadership of Cornelis Spellman and name of The Fortress Pannyua was change  become Fort Rotterdam    . Now Fort Rotterdam became one of the  proud of Makassar and it is a good place to visit  for tourism activity.

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