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Title The Story
Hotel des Indes (ID)Hotel des Indes

Pendahuluan

Kalau kita sekarang berbicara tentang Duta Merlin, tentu sudah tidak ada bekasnya. Bagi kaum muda mungkin hanya tahu Duta Merlin di kawasan Harmoni yang sekarang telah menjadi area pertokoan dan perkantoran. Duta Merlin dulunya adalah hotel yang sangat kenamaan dan bergengsi di Jamannya.

Artikel ini ditulis oleh Siswadhi berjudul Matinya Hotel yang Berumur 115 Tahun dan diterbitkan dalam majalah Intisari terbitan Juni 1988 yang berjudul Batavia Kisah Jakarta Tempo Doeloe.

Hotel des IndesHotel des Indes

Introduction

If we are now talking about Hotel des Indies, it would have been disappeared. For young people may only know Duta Merlin in the area of Harmoni which has become an area of shops and offices. Duta Merlin before was a very famous and prestigious hotel.

This article was written by Siswadhi entitled Death of a Hotel that was already 115 Years Old and published in Inti Sari magazine, June 1988 entitled The Story Batavia Old Jakarta. We translate this article into English in order to be read by every one as promotion of Jakarta Old City tourism.

Seri ID 033Rumah Sakit Tionghoa di Batavia

5. Rumah Sakit Yang Tjee Ie

Kantor Jing Bing berada dibagian depan gedung rumah sakit yang berwarna putih. Dari ruang kerja nya dapat dilihat jalan yang di tumbuhi pohon kelapa di sepanjang kanal. Kanal di bagian barat kota itu ramai dengan perahu mengangkut barang bagi pedagang Tionghoa yang tinggal disitu. Pohon-Pohon Kelapa yang tinggi melebihi tinggi Rumah Sakit melambai-lambai ditimpa angin laut yang menurut orang Belanda membawa penyakit baik sakit demam ataupun sakit perut yang mengakibatkan kematian.

Series EN 033Chinese Hospital in Batavia

5. Yang Tjee Ie Hospital

Jing Bing's office was at the front building of the hospital which was white. From his office he could see the street along the canal that was covered by coconut trees. The canal in the western part of the city was crowded with boats transporting goods for Chinese traders who lived there. The high coconuts trees above the Hospital was waving, overwritten by the sea breeze, that according to the Dutch, brought the disease either fever or abdominal pain resulting in death. The dirty canal water showed a bad irrigation system has happened to this city.

5. Rumah Sakit Yang Tjee Ie Salah Satu Sudut Jalan Utrecht

Kantor Jing Bing berada dibagian depan gedung rumah sakit yang berwarna putih. Dari ruang kerja nya dapat dilihat jalan yang di tumbuhi pohon kelapa di sepanjang kanal. Kanal di bagian barat kota itu ramai dengan perahu mengangkut barang bagi pedagang Tionghoa yang tinggal disitu. Pohon-Pohon Kelapa yang tinggi melebihi tinggi Rumah Sakit melambai-lambai ditimpa angin laut yang menurut orang Belanda membawa penyakit baik sakit demam ataupun sakit perut yang mengakibatkan kematian.

5. Yang Tjee Ie HospitalA Corner of Utrecht Street

Jing Bing's office was at the front building of the hospital which was white. From his office he could see the street along the canal that was covered by coconut trees. The canal in the western part of the city was crowded with boats transporting goods for Chinese traders who lived there. The high coconuts trees above the Hospital was waving, overwritten by the sea breeze, that according to the Dutch, brought the disease either fever or abdominal pain resulting in death.

5. Epilog: Negasi-negasi ArsitekturGlodok dan Selera Komersial

Didasari oleh ideologi, Arsitektur bukan lagi menjawab soal pemasaran real estate tetapi merupakan narasi didalam sebuah buku novel pembunuhan setebal bantal. Alur narasi tadi melompat-lompat, memberikan pengalaman chaos bagi para pembaca dan demikian memusingkan. Dia bukan novel Agatha Christie yang membangun suspense dari satu peristiwa ke peristiwa berikutnya yang berurutan sampai ke titik klimaks untuk diungkap pembunuhnya. Kekacauan pembunuhan dalam narasi arsitektur juga bukan novel "Murder in Batavia" yang membangun satu kehidupan kota masa lampau yang telah dilupakan banyak orang.

5. Epilog: The Architecture Negations Glodok and Commertial Tastes

Inspired by ideology, architecture no longer answers the real estate marketing but it is a narrative in a book as thick as a murder novel. Its narrative flow was jumping up and down, giving the experience of chaos for the readers and thus confusing. It is not an Agatha Christie novel that builds suspense from one event to the next sequential to the point of climax to uncover the killer. The chaos murder in narrative architecture is not the novel "Murder in Batavia" that built a city life of the forgotten past.

4. Skenario Terakhir.Karya Le Corbusier Kapel Notre Dame du Haut di Ronchamp selesai dibangun in 1954

Baik arsitektur modern, dari Post Modern sampai dengan Deconstruction semua berkembang karena mendapat dukungan institusi pendidikan. Decons berkembang karena AA (Architectural Association) yang menguasai jurnal-jurnal arsitektur di Inggris. Demikian pula arsitektur modern berkembang  karena di Eropa berkembang sebuah institusi Bauhaus dan majalah De Stijl. Bahkan, dukungan yang di lakukan di dalam Bauhaus mencari dasar-dasar ideologi yang menyebabkannya ditutup oleh Hitler karena dianggap kekiri-kirian dan para pengajarnya melarikan diri dari Jerman.

4. The Last Scenario.Le Corbusier, The chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp completed in 1954

As well as Modern Architecture, from Post Modern to Deconstruction all grown up with the support of educational institutions. Deconstruction developed because of AA (Architectural Association) which controlled the journals of architecture in England. Similarly, modern architecture evolved because of Bauhaus institution and De Stijl magazine developed in Europe. In fact, the support undertaken at the Bauhaus seeking ideological foundations that caused its closure by Hitler for being leftist and the teachers fled Germany. Aesthetics is trust to be derived from ideological concepts.

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