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Series EN 028The View from Kali Besar to Utrecht Street

"Welcome Sinshe Tan." Nie Hoe Kong welcomed  Jing Bing politely in Hokienese. He invited the Sinshe to sit beside him. At the vast terrace there were a few seats for distinguished guests surounded a large and round table.

"I hope Sinshe will be at home in Batavia." He continued, his face was shinning happily.

"In this city there were a lot of crime and health problems." Interfered lieutenant Nio Kanko.

"Many people get a mysterious illness." Nie Hoe Kong added.

"Could you explained what illness lieutenant?" Jing Bing interrupted.

"Since more than a year this city was hit by problems of

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

Series EN 004

2. Fuqing

China was a land above the clouds with a bifurcated life, between belief and denial rooted into people's lives. On one side of the Chinese People believed in tradition that the Emperor was the son of heaven who sat on the throne in the Forbidden City - Beijing - with cosmology that governed life from all corners of the world. The northern part was a black turtle, unfriendly dry Gobi desert. The West was the Himalayas believed as a white tiger. The southern part was the Nan Yang – South Sea - believed to be a peacock, warmth and the emperor’s orientation when he sat on the throne.

Seri ID 004Kota Fuqing

2. Fuqing

Tiongkok adalah negeri diatas awan dengan kehidupan mendua, antara kepercayaan dan penolakan yang mengakar kedalam kehidupan rakyatnya. Disatu sisi Rakyat Tiongkok percaya akan tradisi bahwa Kaisar adalah putra surga yang duduk diatas tahta di kota terlarang – Beijing - dengan kosmologi yang mengatur kehidupan di segala penjuru angin. Bagian utara adalah kura-kura hitam, gurun Gobi yang kering tidak bersahabat. Sebelah barat adalah pegunungan Himalaya yang di percaya sebagai tempat macan putih.

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.

1. Hotel Des IndesHotel des Indies

1. Hotel Des Indes

Dengan dibangunnya kompleks pertokoan Duta Merlin pada tahun 1971, tamatlah riwayat Hotel  Duta Indonesia. Sebuah hotel kenamaan seperti Raffles Hotel Singapura atau Clarence House di London. Jakarta pun kehilangan satu gedung beriwayat lagi, yang telah menyaksikan perkembangan kota ini dari akhir abad ke-18 sampai tahun 70-an.

Tidak seluruh Hotel Duta Indonesia yang dulu bernama Hotel des Indes berusia setua itu. Bagian yang tertua ialah dependance atau pavilyun sebelah selatan yang biasanya dipakai untuk resepsi atau pameran.

1. Hotel Des IndesHotel des Indies

1. Hotel Des Indes

With the construction of shopping complex Duta Merlin in 1971, Hotel Duta Indonesia’s history is finished. It was a famous hotel like Raffles Hotel in Singapore or Clarence House in London. Jakarta lost one more historical building, which has witnessed the development of this city from the late 18th century until the 70s.

Not all parts of Hotel Duta Insonesia, formerly Hotel des Indes, was as old as that. The oldest part was the south pavilion, usually used for receptions or exhibitions.

2. Moenswijk Reiner de Klerk

2. Moenswijk

Moenswijk boleh dikata rumah yang paling dekat dengan pinggiran sebelah selatan pada zaman itu. Sekitar gedung Tabungan Pos (BTN) dan Asrama CPM Jaga Monyet (sekarang Jl. Suryopranoto) terdapat pos penjagaan atau benteng kecil Rijs-wijk. Nama Jaga Monyet menumbuhkan dugaan bahwa kawasan di luar benteng seperti Harmoni, Petojo dan lain-lain masih hutan lebat berawa-rawa.

Moenswijk berasal dari nama pemilik pertamanya, Adriaan Moens, seorang Directeur Generaal VOC yang kaya-raya. Sayang tak banyak yang kita ketahui tentang riwayat rumah dan tanah seluas 22.000 m persegi ini.

2. MoenswijkReiner de Klerk

2. Moenswijk

By that time Moenswijk was the closest house to the south outskirts of the city. Around gedung Tabungan Pos (BTN) and CPM Dormitory Jaga Monyet or monkey (now Suryopranoto street) there is a checkpoint or a small fort Rijs-wijk. It was called Monkey because the area outside the fort like Harmony, Petojo and others still marshy dense forest.

Moenswijk derived from the name of its first owner, Adriaan Moens, a wealthy VOC Directeur Generaal. Unfortunately we know not much about the history of the house and the land area of 22,000 square meters.

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