Rijswijk, Noordwijk and Molenvliet, the commercial quarters of Batavia, are more European in aspect than the Koningsplein; the housesa shops for the most part a are built in straight rows; a pavement borders the streets, and a noisy little steam-car pants and rattles
Entrance to a rich Chinamana s house.
past from morning till night. But, with these European traits, Javanese characteristics mingle, and the resulting effects is a most curious one, somewhat bewildering withal to the new-comer in its mixture of the unknown with the familiar. Absolutely commonplace-shops are