This 17th-century fort, built by the Dutch to control a piece of the international spice trade, is now a city park.
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Fort Oranje is one of many forts found on the island of Ternate built by the Netherlands. Today it has become a park used by many locals, with a cafe being built within the walls and the grounds being used for a meeting point for many city activities.
These Forts were used many years ago in order for the Netherlands to have control of the many spices found in the region of Maluku Utara, some of which include clove and nutmeg, which are native to the region. A museum within the former fort details the history of the islands and its native spices
February 20, 2023
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