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Samarang possesses some very fine buildings.
The town may be divided into two portions, the old and the new quarter; the former lies nearer the sea and with, perhaps, the exception of a visit to the busy canal, has nothing in the shape of attractions for the tourist. Blocks of queer, old two-storeyed buildings line the narrow, dusty streets, and the general absence of shade trees adds considerably to the temperature of that quarter.