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If you are in Grand Port, Mauritius and you come across a beautiful – well-architectured stone like structure, here's everything you need to know about it. If you didn't realise, the Dutch first colonised Mauritius in the year 1638. So, a monument in Grand Port, popularly known as Dutch First Landing, marks the site where the Dutch first set foot on the island.
To know what the structure is all about and what makes it significant, we need to talk about some history. It was 9th September 1598 when Vice-Admiral Wybrandt van Warwyck and Admiral Cornelius Van Neck commanded eight Dutch ships to a major seaport in Indonesia, called Bantam. It is said that the ship contained exotic trading products from Europe. But a sheer mishap leads the Dutch to Mauritius. Mauritius was never on their radar, but fate had a different story to tell.
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