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Fort de Kock (Benteng) West Sumatra

Posted By admin Saturday, March 19, 2011

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Still remember the Padri War in West Sumatra where traditional leaders, Tuanku Imam Bonjol led the Minangkabau people's resistance against Dutch soldiers who tried to colonize the land of Minang? Dutch East Indies colonial government finally felt it was important to build a fortress as a defense of government in the face of popular resistance.

Fort de Kock was founded in 1825 by Captain Bauer at the Mount Jirek Affairs, Bukit Tinggi. To date, Fort de Kock was a silent witness to the Dutch colonial proud at that time to rule over the remnants of Minangkabau and arrogance is still implicit in the 20 meter high building with white paint and green colors of this.

Fort de Kock is equipped with a small cannon on the four corners. The area around the fort has been restored by local governments into a park with lots of shady trees and children's toys.

The fortress is located at the Wildlife Park and Cultural Kinantan Bukit Tinggi is located in the same location as the Bukittinggi Zoo and Museum of Traditional House Baanjuang. Regions fort situated on a hill left of the entrance area while the zoo and museums shaped rumah gadang is located on the hill to the right.

Both are connected by a bridge Limpapeh beneath which is a highway in the town of Bukit Tinggi. Indeed, this region is located only 1 km from the center of Bukit Tinggi in the Clock Tower area, precisely in the canal road Renceh Tuanku nan. Bukit Tinggi alone can be taken about 2 hours from the city of Padang as the capital of West Sumatra province.

By paying a levy of Rp 5,000, saw the castle, cross the bridge with panoramic views, observing a variety of wildlife and learn history at the museum can be enjoyed as well. Traditional House Special Baanjuang entering, visitors must pay back entrance fee of Rp 1,000 per person. This place is often used as a family picnic or group goals for kindergarten and elementary school students to know the nature, history and culture as well.

Some visitors even seemed happy just to enjoy the shady atmosphere around Fort de Kock after reading a little explanation of the history of the fort. It's written in a charter about 10 feet in front of the castle which was signed by Mayor H. Bukit Tinggi Djufri when it opened as a tourist on March 15, 2003. Here's a little explanation about the Fort Fort de Kock:

Fort de Kock was founded by Captain Bauer in 1825 on top of Bukit Tinggi Bukit Jirek country as a bastion Dutch East Indies government in the face of popular resistance led by the Padri War Tuanku Imam Bonjol.

When the Baron Hendrick Mark de Kock became Commandant de Roepoen and Deputy Governor General of the Government of the Netherlands East Indies. From this location where the name became Fort de Kock.

Bukit Tinggi cool air could have made the visitors who come to forget time. Especially when looking at the beauty of the canyon Sianok, Mount Singgalang, Mount Pasaman and the town of Bukittinggi on Limpapeh Bridge. Then keep going to see a variety of wildlife and mampi briefly in the House of Traditional Baanjuang to add a little insight about the culture of Minangkabau.

In the building is deliberately built in 1930 by a Dutchman, Mr. Mandelar Controleur stored various kinds of objects typical Minangkabau, such as custom clothing, buffalo horn and traditional fishing equipment. In this place, visitors can also take pictures on the bridge as well as with Minang traditional clothes only by paying Rp 2,500 to Rp 5,000.

Pride Fort de Kock was also recorded in a variety of souvenirs are sold at stalls outside the tourist areas, such as T-shirts, keychains and bags distinctive Minangkabau. Unfortunately it seems, if the home without any special memories about the Fort de Kock.


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