Forts catch my attention everywhere I go. Despite their physical ruined condition, spirits and history are so vivid in every fort that exists until today. Second, I have concern about forts in Indonesia. Hundred of forts are waiting for exploitation for adaptive reuse or they have been transformed for new functions but need better programs and management. Compared to adaptive reuse of forts in other countries, Indonesia still neglects its forts. They don´t contribute maximum yet to local social economic and cultural development.
I will share forts that I visited in the last half year. In all these forts, public education programs are prioritized and well managed. They attract foreign and local tourists and become lively places.
|Fort Zeelandia, Tainan, Taiwan (Nov 2017)|
|Replica of Dejima Fort, Nagasaki, Japan (Dec 2017)|
|Galle Fort, Sri Lanka (March 2018)|
|Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (May 2018)|
|Naarden Vesting , Netherlands (June 2018)|