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“Little Netherland”

PT. Perkebunan XV Building
Reviewed November 20, 2012

I show that the building is refurbish (repair) it is good but I don't ever see after repaired, it would be excellent...

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

This building dates back to the early 1880s and remains one of the most impressive structures in Semarang's Old Town. When we first visited the city in 2000, it grabbed our attention even in its dilapidated condition, but as the years passed we despaired of it ever being repaired. For many years it was as if Semarang was indifferent to the charms of its Dutch-era old town and determined to let them fall into repair.

Now this building does have a bitter history. It was used for many years as the headquarters of a colonial plantation company which used forced labour. At this point in history, we might as well call a spade a spade and say that this building was a focus for slave labour. But forced labour plantations are a part of the history of 'the islands' and we are glad to see that this magnificent building, built on slave labour, is now finally being restored. Set along the main canal on the edge of the old town, it should help establish Semarang as a tourist destination like Georgetown or Hoi An.

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