The Dutch


Dutch Fort in Muara Tembesi

Benteng di Kecamatan Muara Tembesi

(Peninggalan Belanda)

Dutch home built in the early part of the 1900's, still in use by several Indonesian families.

Dutch home built in the early part of the 1900’s, still in use by several Indonesian families.

Positioned along a sharp bend on the Batanghari River, approximately 5km to the northwest of the City of Muara Tembesi, remains evidence of a former Dutch settlement (and some make the claim that it was also a Dutch fort). At this time there’s no remaining evidence of a fort or any old canons, but the Dutch architecture can clearly be seen in the old homes, which at this time are occupied by Indonesian families.)

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Makam Belanda (Kerkhof)

(Dutch Graves)

On the N.W. side of the Makalam Bridge, in the City of Jambi, there is a graveyard that contains a number of Dutch, American, and Chinese graves. A satellite view of this location can be found by clicking this link.

Below is a video we made of this graveyard:

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