Udaya Halim

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Udaya Halim (born on March 26, 1953) is an Indonesian businessman and heritage activist of Benteng Chinese roots. [1] [2] [3] He is best known as the founder of the Benteng Heritage Museum in Tangerang, Indonesia. [1] [2]

Benteng Chinese

Benteng Chinese are a Chinese-Indonesian community of 'Peranakan' or mixed descent, native to the historic Tangerang area in the modern-day Indonesian provinces of Jakarta, Banten and West Java.

The Benteng Heritage Museum is a heritage site and museum in Pasar Lama, the old market district in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. Located near the river Cisadane, it is the first Indonesian museum that highlights the history and heritage of ethnic Chinese in Indonesia.

Tangerang City in Banten, Indonesia

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Halim grew up in Tangerang's historic Pasar Lama area. [1] In 1997, during the Asian economic crisis, he moved with his family to Perth, Western Australia. [1] Halim acquired the historic building that now houses the Benteng Heritage Museum in 2009. [2] Following extensive restoration and conservation work, the Benteng Heritage Museum was officially unveiled on November 11, 2011. [2]

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Western Australia state in Australia

Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11 percent of the national total – of whom the vast majority live in the south-west corner, 79 per cent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.

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