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where the natives still make offerings to the chief idol, an image of Buddha called Djegedellek ; these offerings generally consist of lotus flowers laid at the feet of the Buddha.
At the junction of three roads stands the palatial Simpang Club, the centre of the social life of the city, in well-kept grounds. The building, lighted throughout with electricity, possesses large, airy reading, writing, billiard rooms, etc., and every convenience installed for the comfort of its members. Twice a week a fine band performs in the garden. Some little distance further is the Simpang Park and the Military Hospital; the park, covering an area of about fifteen acres, is nicely laid-out with ornamental beds of tropical shrubs and flowers ; shady walks traverse the grounds, bordered by grassy lawns ; great spreading trees cast a grateful shade over all, a pretty river forming one
of its boundaries adds the gentle murmuring of its voice to the quiet beauty of the scene. Before reaching the Goebeng Bridge and turning into Rajoen, one obtains some fine views of the distant ranges and the placid surface of the winding river (Brantas), which here and there is studded with beautiful lilies ; stately bungalows face the water, and occasionally an outrigger sweeps past, the rhythmical click of the oars falling pleasantly on the ear. This quarter is considered the healthiest portion of the city, and many fine modern villas line the cool, pleasant roads generally bordered by great trees forming shadowy forest aisles. Across the river to the east lies the small suburb of Goebeng where the Upper ' own Railway Station is situated on the main line from Batavia.
1 he Kepoetran Road takes us back towards the city, past the I elephone Exchange, and here we branch off westwards along a fine thoroughfare, the Embong Malang, and pay a visit to the native quarter ol Boeboetan by taklrig the Blaoeran Road, turning off the Embong Malang to the right. The village and the native industries established ^ere are most interesting. On the Embong Malang some old Chinese Cenieteries are observed, and also numerous modern dwellings. Proceeding northward we issue upon the Passar Besar which leads us along lts course to the railway crossing where a turn to the right, past the 'arge artillery barracks, the Protestant Church and an old fortress, brings
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