The Beauty of Tidore City

Waktu bahasa Inggris kita masih parah banget. Maklum lah, conversation ini dibuat pas kita belajar tentang Tourism. Kira-kira pas kita semester 4 atau… lupa. Hehe.

Ririn: Hello, good orning.

Lis: Hi. Morning.

Ririn: How do you do.

Lis: How do you do, too.

Ririn: Welcome to Tidore city, I am here as your tour guide. So, don’t mind to tell me what you want and what you need. Call me Ririn.

Lis: Ow, thank you very much for accompanying me. I am american, i am from New York and you can call me Lis.

Ririn: Ok Lis, here is our destination today, Tahula Fort.

Lis: Sounds great. And it is so interesting. The air in here is too fresh and cool. The panorama is also very beautiful. It’s amazing. Would you mind to tell me a little about this fort?

Ririn: Of course not. Well,  Tahula fort is one of the Spanish-made fortifications that stood on the island of Tidore. This fort is built on rocks which is a very good high point to observe the territorial waters and Tidore land. Spanish competition with the Portuguese also became one of the reasons for the construction of this fort.

Lis: Well, so, when did they build it up?

Ririn: Its construction began in 1610 and became a Spanish defense property until 1662.

Lis: I get the point. Hey, what building is over there?

Ririn: Oh, that’s Torre Tort.

Lis: Really, I can’t believe it. The distance between this place to there is not too far as I thought.

Ririn: Do you know that fort?

Lis: Yes, a little. I ever found the information about that fort on Google then I read it. What I know about that fort is it was built in 1578 by the Portuguese Captain Sancho de Vasconcelos is based on the approval of Sultan Gapi Baguna who was then ruled. The name of Torre is believed to be derived from the name of the other Portuguese Captain, Hernando de la Torre.

Ririn: Yeah, that’s right. wow, you know about it well. In addition, 

Both fort are built on a rock hill, on the west coast of Tidore Island overlooking Ternate. Its function is to become the center of defense over the spice hegemony.

Lis: Yeah, And what is the building  over there?

Ririn: Which building?

Lis: That one over there, the building which has 2 floors that dominated by yellow with a painted blue roof and on the right and left side, there are the ladder going up to the terrace on the upper floor. 

Ririn: Oh. Well, That’s Tidore sultanate.

Lis: Wow… Great, and it is not so far from here, too. This fort has a perfect location. 

Ririn: Miss. Lis, it’s time to have a lunch. Let’s continue it later. C’mon, come with me.

Lis: Okay, thank you.

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