Published on : Wednesday, December 6, 2017
To quote Ternate Mayor Burhan Abdurrahman, “we don’t have natural resources or natural gas that we can utilize, but we have resources for tourism that can support the people’s economy.”
“That’s why we are launching Enjoy Ternate, to increase the number of tourist visits, boost local economy and achieve the government’s target of 20 million tourists,” he added.
Ternate has quite a few ancient castles like Oranje Castle from the Dutch colonization era which was constructed by Cornelis Matclief de Jonge and established on May 26, 1607.
The castle is situated at the town center on Jl. Hasan Boesoeri. Almost four decades ago, the castle was a pretty busy location on Ternate Island since it was utilized as the main camp of VOC in Dutch East Indies.
Tolukko Castle, another fortress which provides a panoramic view of Tidore Island with Mount Gamalama in the background can be found. In 1540, a Portuguese commander named Francisco Serao constructed this fortress which later used by the Portuguese to control the spices from other European countries. The Dutch in 1610 took over the castle and went under renovation by Pieter Both.
Mount Gamalama itself is the landmark of Ternate that is situated in the ring of fire area.
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