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Address: Penghibur Street, Makassar, Indonesia

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make the effort to visit the fort

Please make the effort to visit this fort. This fort is a very fine example of forts of that era I know that it will only take 15 minutes to see the place but it is worth it. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Darwen, UK
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Darwen, UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Please make the effort to visit this fort. This fort is a very fine example of forts of that era I know that it will only take 15 minutes to see the place but it is worth it. I am saying this as it under visited and it deserves more.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The area is not too big and can easily been seen without a guide in ten minutes. With 150.000/person you can attend to both museums and especially the other was an interesting opportunity to update your knowledge regarding to Indonesian cultural heritage and learn more. As during the day it gets really hot outside is also good to know that... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

most visitors don't care about cleanliness of the place, trash everywhere, gravity everywhere, ...it was so sad and annoying to see that.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Fort Rotterdam on a sunny and hot day. The buildings are sober and not very glamorous, in typical Dutch Protestant style. We paid extra to get into the museum but not much was to be seen there on one side, the opposite site (use the same ticket) was much better.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The museum at the fort is very interesting. There are actually two museums, the main museum on the South side and a smaller museum on the North side. Plan on spending an hour or two and make sure to check out the corners of the fort.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

As a foreign visitor I was charged IDR10,000 per entry. Very cheap. The facade of the fort was imposing as seen from outwards. The old and damp wall surrounding the area exudes its authenticity. However, the seemingly modern buildings (assigned in alphabetical identification) within the fort are actually offices for staff. Only 4 2-storey blocks are assigned specifically for the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A remnant of the dutch colony in Makassar. The museum exhibits is quite interesting. Recommended for photographer as the fort is quite beautiful.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

just a short visit at night when this place hosted a music and culture festival, the site is impressive but no chance to explore further :(

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A leisurely visit to this place with adequate time to browse through the artefacts and displays in the Galigo Museum will take about 2 hours at least. I went twice, once in Nov 2014 and once in Feb 2015. The museum admission costs a token sum of 5000 rupiah. I learnt the meaning of the red words at the Losari... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Fort is interesting but there are few english descriptions of what you are seeing. I was reading wikitravel but that is not enough to understand what you are looking at and how it impacted Makassar over the years. We found a local guide who spoke very good english. He not only explained the buildings, history and events, but also... More 

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