Tag Archives: Dutch East Indies

Tales of Asia II – Batavia (Jakarta)

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Here are the highlights of my talk on Old Batavia (Jakarta). The full talk may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD81C_LExjo Do come for my next talk on Friday, 30th Oct.  Details to follow…

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Colours of Old Town East, Surabaya

This gallery contains 28 photos.

Across the Kali Mas (Mas River), East of the Jembatan Merah (or Red Bridge), sits a different world altogether from the one the Dutch lived and worked in. Here, there is a sort of dignified stillness and anonymity, associated with … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Colonial City, or Old Town West – Surabaya

This gallery contains 25 photos.

The colonial is everywhere in Surabaya, even as it lies buried underneath a layer of outwardly nationalistic symbols and slogans. Behind the banners in Bahasa, and past the hordes of chugging motorcycles and cars, the Dutch East Indies still lurks, … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments