Ita#39;s located opposite the forta#39;s entrance, a gift of the sultan to Bantena#39;s large Chinese community, given out of gratitude ... Originally constructed by a Dutch Muslim, Henrik Lucas Cardil, ita#39;s reminiscent of bastions found in Europe. ... Most visitors base themselves in Serang, Merak, orCile- gon, where there are ample accommodations, and make Banten just a day-trip. ... MERAK A dirty port town on the northwestern tip of Java, from where you board ferries to Sumatra The big petroleumanbsp;...