to [lii latter. \Vl1i'rt' the oiiinihiiises ii the hotels and the cat'i'iagt's lien'
called ~I~(J550Ii(J a it' \`aitint .
\ii english ttivehler, once gave Ins inipissions aliont Soetalaiva ii
tI~ e I0lIO\Vi tlg Ii its
Iii the h)IiSiii_( 5 ihilarler id the town thitie is ito veiv niarked contrast
Iii siiiiilar jdaees in 011111 tasteiii cities, hut as (Inc cities toni [hit'
station and ~a's on ho Stitipang iid 1~:iijoen, whi iu liii Etii'opeans
pi'incijiall~ i'cside. the roads I)((Oiii( biouter, shi~i(hii unit (`leaner, and
the hiatlic less crii\vde(I. hit re ilte iiian\ \VelI situated and attractive
shii)l)5. aiid (;t'iiliiiiS great (ate, st titling in a tork between two roads.
`anno~ t~tiE to catch the eve. h"t'oni this point it is said pass as nianv
enI'iiiges as oil l.oiidoii Iltidge. 1111 houses in [lie Et r'opeiiii (listricts are
tiiiesttiitvel \dions svihi pillared (iticoes. and geiierallv tloored
\i [hi tii~ii'hiht, each wi Iii a iii il tig Ii front, a iid a I [the patch of lawn
hai'dlv hiiggt'r (bait a giiitl-sized arthhrng. and each separated trout
its iiei4hihoutt's by in eight-toot wait. `Ihe i'ootitv eOlliJ)ounds with which
the Anglo-Indian delights to sit ri'onnih his dwelling, antI \vIiieh t'ombin~
irivacv with ininilance of fresh air in Singapore are :iliiiost unknown
I wits most ittipressetl in Soerahava I)\ ~vlial otie might call the
hoiiie-atiiiosphcre of the Place. I tIn not mean that it resembles a
kuiropeami cit~ more than Singapore or (olonmho does, hut that it reall~
is hiotiw to the greater part of its Limroiiean inhabitants. Singapore i~s
ii gm'eat hotel; we lake rmims in it liii' a veal' 01' two I)Ut always with
the intention a iid hope 01 SOOfl leaving it for ever, a 11(1 settling down
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