Reliving history at Fort Nieuw Amsterdam

Fort Nieuw Amsterdam is located at the junction of the Suriname river and the Commewijne river. It was supposed to be a barricade to protect the crops from the river between 1734 to 1747. The materials used to construct the fort were supplied by the Netherlands and built by the slaves.

It was also a former sugar cane plantation. In the second world war, the Americans and the Dutch armies helped defend Suriname from the Germans. The Germans were interested in the supply of aluminum from Suriname.

Suriname maintained the fort and made it an outdoor museum for people to learn about the colonial and slavery period.

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A Quick Travel Guide to Brasilia

Good news for Filipinos! It is visa-free to go to Brazil.

HOW TO GET THERE: We took a flight from Suriname to Brazil that costs us about 350 US to 400 US per person (return). It includes a connecting flight of about 1 to 2 hours to Belem and another one-hour flight to Brasilia.

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Street Art in Scharloo

Oh, Scharloo!

Aside from the unique and colorful architectural structures in Willemstad, one of the things I wanted to see is the street art in Scharloo.

It was a little hard finding this place using Google map. We had to go up and down the complicated road from the Queen Juliana bridge until we reached the famous “Three o’clock romance” art by Francis Sling at the Van Raderstraat. I was actually speechless when I saw how this pa

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Hook & Catch

REVIEW

AMENITIES:

  • Limited lot parking
  • Takeaways
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good for groups
  • Good for kids
  • Outdoor seats
  • Delivery
  • Reservations

FOOD: 3/5
SERVICE: 3/5
AMBIENCE: 4/5


LOCATION: Verlengde Hoogestraat No. 48, Paramaribo, Suriname
OPENING TIME: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 11:00 pm; Friday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 1:00 am; Sunday, 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
CONTACT NO: +597 521759

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Villa Zapakara: MixMax Brasil

Villa Zapakara is a children’s museum that showcases fantastic masterpieces from recycled and improvised materials. MixMax Brasil is the fourth interactive exhibition hosted by Villa Zapakara that will end in 2018. The place was uniquely designed with a touch of Derlon Almeida, a famous Brazilian graffiti artist.

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Sara’s

REVIEW

AMENITIES:

  • Street parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Takeaways
  • Outdoor seats
  • Reservations
  • Good for groups
  • Good for kids
  • Accepts debit card

FOOD: 3/5
SERVICE: 3/5
AMBIENCE: 4/5


LOCATION: Johanes Mungrastraat 23, Paramaribo, Suriname
OPENING TIME: Monday to Thursday, Saturday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
CONTACT NO: +597 433347

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Yong Hua Chinese Restaurant

REVIEW

AMENITIES:

  • Limited lot parking
  • Takeaways
  • Reservation
  • Good for groups
  • Good for kids
  • Waiter service

FOOD: 3/5
SERVICE: 3/5
AMBIENCE: 3/5


LOCATION: J. D. Gomperstraat 136, Paramaribo, Suriname (beside Best Mart)

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