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For all those that are searching for the places of the past of themselves or their relatives, we can organize custom programs to the places of the past.

Nostalgic tours in Indonesia. In search of the past

Numerous people have, in one way or another, a connection with Indonesia. Many of them, their parents or grandparents were born in Indonesia or have lived or worked there. For all those that are searching for the places of the past of themselves or their relatives, we can organize custom programs to the places of the past.

We have had guests who were writing a book about their grandfather who founded a leper colony on Sumatra. Other grandfathers were civil servants, planters or soldiers. They worked for trade firms, railways or plantations. Did you know that Shell has found its first oil on Sumatra?

People are searching for the places of their youth or those of their relatives, for old plantations, schools they personally went to as a child, houses that they have lived in or – in the case of the Japanese citizen internment – to camps where they have been imprisoned.

pulau berayan DSM1 - In search of the past

We have guests who are searching for the Pekan Baru railroad – unknown to many, as opposed to the Burma railway – and almost forgotten. All over Indonesia, the Japanese ruler established camps, but who still knows the locations of Pulau BerayanGlugur, the Brastagi-campAek PamienkeBangkinang and Sirengo-rengo? Who knows about the Junyo Maruthe Atjeh party and ‘Het Pannetje van Oliemans’? Trijaya Tours and Travel can help you to set up a program for your tour to your personal past or the past of your relatives.
For all those who are searching for the places of the past, we can provide customized nostalgic tours and programs.

You can send a message with your questions and wishes to Tri Jaya Tour & Travel at tours@trijaya-travel.com. We can advise you on a suitable and custom travel program.

References

Dulm J.van, and others Illustrated Atlas of the Japanese Camps in the Dutch East Indies 1942 – 1945. Dulm J. van, Krijgsveld W.J., Legemaate H.J., Liesker H.A.M., Weijers G. Asia Major, Purmerend 2000

Heekeren, C. van and 100 others Het Pannetje van Oliemans. (Oliemans’s mess tin) 500 prisoners of war among the Japanese. South Aceh, 1944 Bert Bakker / Daamen n.v./ The Hague, 1966

Hovinga, H. The Sumatra Railroad. Final Destination Pakan Baroe, 1943-1945 KITLV Press, Leiden 2010.