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Identifier: cu31924010584682
Title: Isles of the East : an illustrated guide : Australia, New Guinea, Java, Sumatra
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Lorck, W Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij
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Publisher: Batavia, Java : Distributed gratis by the Royal Packet Steam Navigation Co. (K.P.M.)
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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y convenience installedfor the comfort of its members. Twice a week a fine band performs inthe garden. Some little distance further is the Simpang Park and theMilitary Hospital; the park, covering an area of about fifteen acres, isnicely laid-out with ornamental beds of tropical shrubs and flowers;shady walks traverse the grounds, bordered by grassy lawns; greatspreading trees cast a grateful shade over all, a pretty river forming one of its boundaries adds the gentle mur-muring of its voice to the quiet beautyof the scene. Before reaching theGoebeng Bridge and turning intoRajoen, one obtains some fine views ofthe distant ranges and the placid sur-face of the winding river (Brantas),which here and there is studded withbeautiful lilies; stately bungalows facethe water, and occasionally an out-rigger sweeps past, the rhythmical clickof the oars falling pleasantly on theear. This quarter is considered thehealthiest portion of the city, and manyfine modern -S^illas line the cool, pleasant

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Photo: Kurkii^ia A Native Earber. roads generally bordered by great treesforming shadowy forest aisles. Acrossthe river to the east lies the small suburb of Goebeng where the UpperTown Railway Station is situated on the main line from Batavia. The Kepoetran Road takes us back towards the city, past theTelephone Exchange, and here we branch off westwards along a finethoroughfare, the Embong Malang, and pay a visit to the native quarterof Boeboetan by taking the Blaoeran Road, turning off the EmbongMalang to the right. The village and the native industries establishedhere are most interesting. On the Embong Malang some old Chinesecemeteries are observed, and also numerous modern dwellings. Pro-ceeding northward we issue upon the Passar Besar which leads us alongits course to the railway crossing where a turn to the right, past thelarge artillery barracks, the Protestant Church and an old fortress, brings 67 us, with another turn to the right, into Soeloeng Road; crossing theDjagalan Bri


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