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Interesting Facts of Benteng Heritage Museum in Tangerang

By Eskanisa R

30 August 2019

Interesting facts of Benteng Heritage Museum you need to know.

You might be found this kind of tour is not as popular as shopping or culinary tours. In fact, you can learn a lot of new things with this museum tour. One of perfect museums you can visit to improve your knowledge this weekend is Benteng Heritage Museum. What are interesting facts about this museum? Here is the full review.

1. Established Since 17th Century

This museum owned by a Chinese descent, Udaya Halim. He estimated this museum was established since 17th century. This building you can easily find at Jalan Cilame, Pasar Lama, Tangerang experienced the restoration in 2009 and opened for pubic in 2011.

2. Antique Collections

Consisting of two floors, the first floor of this museum used as a place for souvenirs and café while its second floor display antique collections which have its own histories and related to Indonesian people of Chinese descent. It all displayed through étalage and tables. A lot of antique collections include kebaya encim (kebaya peranakan or traditional attire with cultural assimilation between Indonesia and Chinese), opium scale, old camera, old literary collections such as Oey Kim Tiang’s letters to mahjong, a popular Chinese game played with sets of tiles are neatly arranged on both étalage and tables.

3. Relief of the Legend of Sam Kok

While strolling around museum you can spot relief of Three Kingdoms romance also known as Sam Kok. Its relief focus on character of General Guan Yu or Kwan Kwong with his power, brave, honest and loyal to his relatives and friends.

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Museum Benteng Heritage
Jalan Cilame, Pasar Lama, Tangerang

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