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The Fort of Bengkulu

In the early 18th century, Bengkulu was an English settlement with the fort Marlborough (Malioboro). In 1712 the Englishman Joseph Collet was governor of Bencoolen, as the English called it. In his letters we read: ‘Our fort indeed stands in a swamp which...
Mata Hari

Mata Hari

On the background drawing above you see hotel De Boer, now hotel Dharma Deli. The beautiful courtesan and oriental dancer, Mata Hari, was a guest in the hotel once. Her young son was poisoned and buried in Medan. Mata Hari (her real name was Margaretha Geertruida...