Wednesday, July 27, 2011

McArthur monument

McArthur monument is located on Mount Ifar Sentani, Jayapura, which became known as the Mount Makatur. It is said that once General MacArthur during World War II, landed the first time in Papua, at the port Hamadi (now a naval base Jayapura), then walked up through the Sentani. Makatur hill situated above Lake Sentani, Jayapura city mileage of 45 minutes, past the winding road along the sea berkelak Jayapura, continue winding up the serpentine Lake Sentani, then continue up the hill. From the hill we were treated to views of McArthur Lake Sentani Sentani airport and runway are visible from above. On this hill there is a museum. McArthur monument which is a symbol of American and allied armed forces who had dominion in the province under the command of General Douglas MacArthur during World War II. At that time, the general build up a war Western Pacific headquarters in Hollandia (now Jayapura). The monument was built to commemorate the success of General McArthur with the famous vow "I shall return." Oath was neatly carved on the foot monument.

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