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Belajar dari Gili TrawanganGili Trawangan Island West of Lombok Island

Gili bagi orang Pulau Lombok berarti pulau yang sangat kecil. Gili Trawangan adalah pulau kecil dari tiga gugusan pulau di sebelah Barat Pulau Lombok. Dua pulau kecil yang lain adalah Gili Meno dan Gili Air. Pulau ini sangat kecil, untuk mengelilinginya dengan cidomo atau dokar yang ditarik kuda hanya butuh waktu sekitar satu Jam. Jalan-jalannyapun sempit hanya selebar lima meter, bahkan pada ruas tertentu lebarnya hanya tiga meter. Selain itu, jalan-jalan ini masih merupakan jalan tanah berpasir.

Learning From Gili TrawanganGili Trawangan Island West of Lombok Island

Gili for people of Lombok Island means a very small island. Gili Trawangan is a small island of the three islands in the west of the Island of Lombok. Two other small islands are Gili Meno and Gili Air. The island is very small, to surround it with cidomo or horse-drawn buggy only takes about one hours. The streets are too narrow only five meters wide, even on a specific segment merely three meters wide. In addition, these streets is still a sandy dirt road. But unthinkably this island developed into tourist place with all the amenities of modern life.

Tourists on vacation to the island is

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.

5. Bunga Sembilan JamGunung Salak

Tapi ada kejadian ketika penghuni dari tepi Kanal Macan buru-buru ke rumahnya, dan kejadian ini sering berlanjut ke Kanal Buaya. Saat itulah para budak dari dalam rumah-rumah membawa tangki berisi feses (karena jamban belum ada) kemudian membuangnya ke tongkang Tionghoa di kanal itu. Jadi harum atau aroma bunga dari pepohonan  digantikan oleh bau amonia dari tongkang.

5. Flower of Nine HoursMount Salak

But there were occasions when the inhabitants of Tiger Canal rushed into the house, and often it continued into Crocodile Canal. That's when the slaves of the houses carrying a tank containing feces (because there are no latrines) and then threw it into a barge, owned by the Chinese, in the canal. So the fragrant or the scent of flowers from the trees was replaced by the smell of ammonia from the barge. This work was called Foela Novi Horas or "Flower Nine Hours" by the people of Batavia.

Seni Di Kota Tua JakartaSeorang Pelukis di Jalan Pintu Besar

Siapa bilang wong cilik di Jakarta hanya menimbulkan masalah sosial dan lingkungan, serta mengotori jalan dan trotoar? Mereka adalah kelompok yang tersingkir dari kehidupan kota yang semakin modern. Sama nasibnya dengan kota tua yang bertembok kusam dan cat kusennya sudah lama terkelupas, terpinggirkan oleh bagian kota yang baru, berlantai granit yang mengkilat, kusennya dari alumunium, berdinding kaca yang menyilaukan. Tulisan ini akan membahas wong cilik dari sudut yang berbeda.

Art In Jakarta's Old TownA Painter at Pintu Besar Street

Who says grassroots in Jakarta only cause social and environmental problems, as well as littering the streets and the sidewalks? They are a group of people that is excluded from modern city life. Similar to the old city that is dull, the paint of its old frames had long been peeled. They are marginalized by the new part of town, shiny granite floors, frames of aluminum, dazzling glass-walled. This paper will discuss grassroots from a different angle. Grassroots whose talents is through the brush strokes on canvas, sketching pencil scribbles on paper which have artistic value.

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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.

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