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23-04-2015, 17:05

Ternate is the city of North Maluku is well-known as the historical heritage city. One of the historical attraction is Fort Tolukko. The fort formerly known as Tolukko and then more popular as Hollandia fort was built on 1540 by Fransisco Serao, a captain of Portuguese.

Fort Tolukko is on the north of Ternate, fascinating to the Tidore island and mount Gamalama background. This fort is in support of Portuguese efforts to monopolise the lucrative clove trade and to entrench their dominance over the European powers. It was restored by the Dutch in 1610 who became the dominant power in Maluku.