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cucumbers, cinnamon, pepper, nutmegs, cloves, betel nuts, the delicious mangosteen (a kind of peach), also tobacco, cotton, sugar, camphor, rubber, etc.
Of late years mining has been successfully carried on, oil forming no inconsiderable part of that industry, the port for export being Balik Papan.
The extensive shipping facilities offered by the Royal Packet Steain Navigation Company (K.P.M.) make it possible for tourists to visit the whole of the Molucca Archipelago with east and comfort.
A K.P.M. Steamer Loading Wood, Celebes.
The Island of Celebes is reached from Sourabaya in about thirty-six hours, and from Macassar, the principal port, a number of highly interesting and pleasure excursions can be undertaken by steamer, the route practically encircling the whole of the Island.
Singapore, the capital of the British Straits Settlements, is situated on an island of the same name, east of Sumatra and separated from the
mainland by a narrow strait some three-quarters
SINGAPORE. of a nli,e in width. The city is built on the
shores of a beautiful and extensive harbour well protected, owing to its excellent position, from adverse winds, and may be likened to the intersection of very busy streets. For here all shipping from the Eastern and Western Hemispheres must cross, which has given rise to the name of "The Cross Roads."
Entering this picturesque harbour, a lovely view is unfolded before the eye. Groves of verdant cocoanut palms line the gently-sloping coast lines, their leafy crowns swaying gracefully in the soft breeze ;