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A short walk from the central square ...

Wasn't too hard to find. A storm was brewing, and we didn't want to err too far away from Spiegel... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Bryan H
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Portland, Oregon
Amazing colonial building

First of all the location here on TA is incorrect. Marabunta is located on Jalan Cendrawasih and... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
JanaC_free2017
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Myanmar
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20 Feb 2018
“A short walk from the central square ...”
6 Aug 2017
“Amazing colonial building”
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Wasn't too hard to find. A storm was brewing, and we didn't want to err too far away from Spiegel Bar and Bistro. (Where we could take shelter at a moment's notice.) We found the Marabunta, complete with the red ants on the top of...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

First of all the location here on TA is incorrect. Marabunta is located on Jalan Cendrawasih and not Jalan Cendrawasih I. It's the street heading North to South and the building is right after the corner of Cendrawasih and Cendrawasih I, on the left (coming...More

Thank JanaC_free2017
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Famous female spy Mata Hari used to perform here. At its peak, was the best show building with elite-class visitor. Now seems not preserved well.

Thank Indra P
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The original concept of having a ballroom or theatre is absolutely perfect. However, it was more appropriate for the previous era of European origin. Although if it were maintained and promoted, it could be a potential for revenue generator of the area. The second building...More

Thank SueBeeJimbaran
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Nothing special. I just take a quick glimpse outside of the building. There is nothing attractive to see. This is quite similar to the giant octopus building in Bandung.

1  Thank Bun L
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Very unique building, on the top there is big ant patung, and the building is located in kota lama/ old town of Semarang. Near there is Gereja Blenduk Semarang and also sate kambing 29.

1  Thank Andi S
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Semarang has one of Indonesia's finest colonial-era old towns. Indonesian film makers have been using it as a backdrop for period films for many years. It was featured extensively in the film "Jie", for example, about a doomed young political activist in 1960s Java. Tourists...More

5  Thank Raymond W
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