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one turns away to the left, passing the disused picturesque old fortress, "Prins Hendrik," half hidden in beautiful foliage. The road, continuing straight along the canal, passes into the Kampong Baroe where many Chinese storehouses and their offices are situated. The street is thronged with coolies busily engaged loading and unloading cargoes from a multitude of "prauws" or lighters, lining the banks of the canal. After passing the fortress one turns to the right into a fine, shady avenue ol tamarind trees, which leads to the crowded Chinese quarter. Here hundreds of Javanese, Chinese, Arabs, etc., throng the narrow streets, making progress difficult. Small carts with enormous wheels and quaint roofs, drawn by patient buffaloes, contrast strangely with the up-to-date motor car and innumerable sados, carriages and cycles, intermingling with pedestrians, surge past amid the chatter of the natives whose shrill whistles and clang of their warning gongs is often deafening.
Reaching a small square on another branch of the river, a broad road branches off to the r i g h ta the Kern-pang Djepoona and connects with the Red Bridge over the main stream*
Kali Mas. Here the river is much wider but still almost en-
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The left bank is called the Willem's Quay. The district between the two rivers is practically the commercial centre of the city, and in the vicinity all the banks and principal European business houses are situated. Near this bridge are the offices of the Resident, the Assistant-Resident and those of various police officials. Crossing the bridge past the Government Bonded Warehouses the building of the Shipsagency and the K. P. M-are observed on the left. Here the road leaves the river running south past numerous shops, the handsome building of the Concordia Club, etc-A little further on the public gardens attract attention where ever)' Sunday a first-class band discourses excellent music. The mail1 thoroughfare, Passar Besar, is lined with fine buildings, while here and there open spaces and shady trees with their vivid tints affording afl agreeable contrast to the heat and bustle of the business quarter. CrosS'