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Tijgergracht (Tiger Canal) in Batavia

There is an old article from S Kalf telling the beauty of the canal in Batavia, in the times of the VOC, the Batavian has perfect traffic infrastructure and water transportation, that all beauty was written by poets and depicted by painters. The beauty is not because the canals have animal names of tropical nature. Among them was rhinoceros canal, crocodile canal, lion canal, buffalo canal, and tiger canal which all were connected as traffic infrastructure like Venice in Italy. And of course, the canals are not smell.

The Map of Batavia
The Map of Batavia
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