Last day extend, I spent time to visited Pendem Fort. Because I was very tired after night sightseeing in Cilacap downtown, finally I prepared very late. I would visit Pendem Fort and Tanjung Intan Port before departing to Jakarta at 2:30pm by Purwojaya train.
Got out of Whiz Sudirman Hotel main lobby, my stomach began to rumble. Went across the street for breakfast. I ate chicken porridge in small stall with many customers. This was it guys….
Breakfast with unique menu, chicken porridge with opor sauce.
After finished breakfast …. I rode GOJEK (online transportation) for Rp. 5,000 and I was picked up by female driver to Pendem Fort
When standing in front of the fort gate, my first impression was well-maintained 157 years old fort. But I needed to looked inside to proved my perception.
Left: Pendem Fort gate frontview
Top Right: Ticket counter. Ticket sold for Rp. 5,000. Operation hours of Pendem Fort is 8am-6pm and open from Monday-Sunday.
Bottom Right: Pendem Fort inside view.
True, many janitors worked inside so the fort looked very clean.
The fort built in the 19th century and needed 8 years to finished it. Before it was found, the fort was buried by coastal soils.
The fort consists of several rooms that have respective functions. The following rooms were identified their functions:
Top Left: barrack rooms
Top Right: Clinical rooms
Bottom Right: Acommodation rooms
Lower Left: Armory
The fort has an area about 6.5 hectares. Besides several important rooms, the fort landmark is beautified by clear water canal and wide yard.
Top Left: Canal in front of fort
Top Right: The canal at rear of fort
Bottom Right: a yard is surrounded by several fort rooms
Lower Left: Another side of canal in front of fort
Besides for tourism destination, the fort is also used for educational activities such as
outbound activities or school scout activities such as images that I get below:
Left: School outbond in Cirebon
Right: Scouting activity
Approximately I browsed one hour through all sides of the fort. Saluted to Cilacap government that kept well the fort condition.
Well guys, if you visit Cilacap. Spend time to visit it !…. a place with rich histories….