Nieuw Amsterdam, Suriname

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Marienburg, Commewijne

Also holiday in Suriname for May1. Luckily, i was not on emergency list to be on-call this week. The chance for me to escape from the city. I was looking forward for short day trip so as to see how Nieuw Amsterdam ( the capital from the district of Commewijne) really looks like.I missed the 1st plan for this sugarcane plantation trip by boat thru SURINAME river (wild dolphin watchin as well in the mouth of the river)

Since i will have the whole day for this trip ,I called up my COUCHSURFER friend (Cedric) to meet me up at 8am for the day trip so that he can catch up for his work at night. Its already 8:30am but i still cant  hear for his broomfiets. Had a quick breakfast. and saw Annie packin up the "meriendas" and gatorade. 8:45am, heard the broomfiets coming. At last! Cedric arrived. Head to my truck and went straight to fill up for my gasoline.

Heard from CEDRIC that it will not really be a long drive to Commewnijne District.Nieuw Amsterdam is a coastal town situated near the mouth of the Suriname river. Not really a bad road compared to MOENGO-ALBINA ( bordering FRENCH GUIANA ).

While driving, i noticed that i can see mostly Javanese and EAST indians community.

Mr Tikkat, showing old pictures for Marienburg sugarcane refinery machines
Cedric started the stories how they settle here since 1890 when DUTCH brought them here  as a plantation worker.

When we reached the NV Mariënburg (former sugar refinery and plantation), we met Mr Tikkat ( a Surinamese born Javaneses descendant).He started to work to Marienburg since he was 16yrs old. He´s a very nice tour guide and knew every corners of the plantations.

See some of the pictures that we had for this day trip.

 

 

 

blurbmoi says:
This trip seemed highly interesting:-) What are you doing in South America? Am glad you posted this, I did not know this location till you did. How is it there?
Posted on: Jul 03, 2008
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Marienburg, Commewijne
Marienburg, Commewijne
Mr Tikkat, showing old pictures fo…
Mr Tikkat, showing old pictures f…
an old typical house in commewijne
an old typical house in commewijne
sugarcane crasher/extraction
sugarcane crasher/extraction
inside marienburg refinery
inside marienburg refinery
overseeing conveyor from here
overseeing conveyor from here
sugarcane loading bay
sugarcane loading bay
me and werkspoora machine
me and werkspoora machine
cane transportation
cane transportation
Welkomming the facility
Welkomming the facility
Christoph Schottler
Christoph Schottler
still standing thru the years
still standing thru the years
Scottish Directors house
Scottish Directors house
Directors house from afar
Directors house from afar
memorable house in the compound
memorable house in the compound
posing while listening..huh?
posing while listening..huh?
brewery area
brewery area
this were the company director was…
this were the company director wa…
steam powered sugar mill
steam powered sugar mill
shredder & extraction machines
shredder & extraction machines
werkspoora machine from AMSTERDAM
werkspoora machine from AMSTERDAM
cane extracted basin
cane extracted basin
Colorful pagoda style house in com…
Colorful pagoda style house in co…
with Guy and Tikkat
with Guy and Tikkat
with Guy and Tikkat again
with Guy and Tikkat again
Guy,Tony and Mr Tikkat
Guy,Tony and Mr Tikkat
thats me!
thats me!
50 km (31 miles) traveled
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photo by: JoeriNL