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Seri ID 021Toko Beras di Batavia

Walaupun tinggal di rumah Tan Tion Qua, Poh An bekerja sebagai  Pegawai Kapiten Nie Hoe Kong dan di tugaskan di pabrik gula daerah Ommelanden Batavia. Kapiten Nie Hoe Kong adalah seorang raja pedagang gula yang memiliki banyak pabrik gula dan arak. Poh An adalah kepercayaannya dalam mengelola pabrik-pabrik tadi. Pekerjaannya sehari-hari adalah mengontrol pabrik dan membagikan upah harian kepada para pekerja. Gula dan Arak yang dihasilkan sebagian dijual di Batavia dan sebagian dikirim kepelabuhan untuk dijual keluar kota.

Series EN 021A Rice Store in Batavia

Although staying at Tan Tion Qua’s house, Poh An worked for Kapitan Nie Hoe Kong and assigned in a sugar factory in Ommelanden Batavia. Poh An was whom Nie Hoe Kong could rely on managing his sugar factories. His daily work was to control the factory and distributed daily wages to the workers. One part of sugar and rice wine produced were sold in Batavia and another part were sent to the port to be sold out of the city. His work led him acquainted with the workers and slaves from Bali.

Tan Poh An was Tan Jing Bing’s best friend since childhood and they loved to play in the river.

Seri ID 020Jalan Kali Besar Timur

Pembicaraan mereka tentang keadaan Batavia berlanjut, walaupun suhu politik terhadap orang Tionghoa memanas akhir-akhir ini, tak dipungkiri kota ini memang sebuah kota yang hidup dari perdagangan dimana peran orang Tionghoa sangat Penting. Matahari terik memanggang badan berpeluh, kulit meranggang, bibir pecah, baju lusuh penuh debu, seakan tidak terasa oleh kesibukan pelabuhan yang merupakan jantung kota. Dengan penuh kekaguman pemuda ini menjelajahi kota melalui pandangannya dari atas perahu.

Series EN 020The East Kali Besar Street

Their coversation about the situation of Batavia continued, although the political climate to the Chinese was heating up lately, no doubt Batavia was a vibrant city of the trade in which the role of the Chinese people was very important. The scorching sun baked sweating body, flushed skin, the lips were broken, shabby clothes full of dust, though not felt by the bustle of the port which was the heart of the city. In awe, on the boat, this young man explored the city through his eyes.

Matahari Di Atas BataviaRumah Sakit Tionghoa di Batavia

Klik Batavia adalah website yang komplit tentang Batavia. Maka dari itu kurang lengkap kalau tidak ada novel yang bercerita tentang kota tua ini, menjadikannya panggung yang menegangkan dan sekaligus romantis.

Novel ini diangkat dari kehidupan nyata di Batavia, penelitian sejarah kota ini pada tahun 1737-1740 dimana mayoritas penduduk kota adalah orang Tionghoa dan yang memerintah adalah orang Belanda. Kehidupan Batavia pada saat itu sangat religius dengan dominasi kehidupan gereja protestan Kalvinis. Sebaliknya kehidupan dipecinan yang berada diluar tembok kota adalah agama kelenteng.

The Sun over BataviaChinese Hospital in Jakarta

Klik Batavia is a complete website about Batavia. Therefore it is incomplete if there is no novel telling life in this old town, making it a stage of romantic suspense.

This novel is based from a real life in Batavia, a historical research in the year 1737-1740 where the majority of its inhabitants was the Chinese and the ruler was the Dutch. Life among the Dutch in Batavia at that time was very religious and dominated by Calvinist. On the other hand the life at Chinese quarter outside the city wall is dominated by Chinese temple activity.

This novel is telling a story of a Sinshe (Chinese

Seri ID 019Seorang Tionghoa Pedagang Kelontong

“Anak muda, berlayar dari manakah? Kanton?” Tanya Cuncu dalam bahasa Hokien.

“Bukan, aku berlayar dari Xiamen.”

“Lho…kukira kapal tadi dari Kanton….” Sang nakhodapun melanjutkan “Ini kali pertama mengunjungi Ye Cheng?”

“Iya pak Cuncu, saya dengar Ye Cheng banyak orang Tionghoa ya?”

“Banyak, tapi lebih banyak yang tinggal di luar kota….Hanya orang Tionghoa yang kaya dan memiliki kedudukan di pemerintahan Kumpeni tinggal di dalam Kota” Kata sang nakhoda.

“Sudah berapa lama tinggal di Ye Cheng?” Tanya pemuda tadi.

“Aku lahir disini, ayah ku dari Fujian.”

“Orang Ye Cheng kebanyakan

Series EN 019A Chinese Kelontong Trader

"Young man, from where did you sail? Canton? "Asked the cuncu in Hokkienese.

"No, I was sailing from Xiamen."

"Well ... I think the junk was from Canton ...." The cuncu continued "Is this the first visit to Ye Cheng?"

"Yes sir, are there many Chinese live in Ye Cheng?"

"Many, but more of them live outside the city ... .Only the rich Chinese and have a position in the Kumpeni government live in the City" said the captain. Kumpeni was the Dutch VOC.

"How long have you lived in Ye Cheng?" Asked the young man.

"I was born here, my father came from Fujian."

"Ye Cheng people mostly speak

Seri ID 018Dok Kapal Di Batavia

Sedang dibagian Barat kota, sebagai bagian yang dikembangkan lebih belakangan banyak di huni orang Tionghoa yang menguasai perdagangan. Di bagian Barat ini terdapat Pasar ikan yang berumur sangat tua, bahkan sebelum Batavia berdiri dan dok kapal serta gereja portugis. Bagaikan lukisan, kedua bagian kota merupakan kombinasi bidang berwarna putih kusam pada dinding, merah kecoklatan pada atap, melebur pada jalan-jalan berlumpur berwarna coklat.

Seperti halnya Kastil, seluruh kota Batavia juga dikelilingi tembok dan kanal dengan pintu-pintu gerbang yang diberi nama kota di Belanda.

Series EN 018

Meanwhile, the western section of Batavia, developed later, was inhabited by the Chinese people who control the trade. In the West there was an old fish market, existed before the city was established, the ship dock and the Portuguese church. Like a painting, the two parts of the city was a combination of dull white field on a wall, red-brown on the roof, melted on the brown muddy roads.

As well as the castle, the entire city of Batavia was also surrounded by walls and canals with gates named towns in the Netherlands. Every night all gates were closed until dawn.

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