T. Cook and son; J. H. de Bussy,
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us suddenly into a narrow street, full of Chinese shops and bazars, where the traffic becomes oppressive.
At the top of this street is a small square, on the right side of which is the well-known "Pasar gelap", a busy covered-marketplace.
The square leads into a broad street with Chinese and European shops and offices. Going to the right, we get to a wide bridge called the red bridge or "Djambatan mrah", from whence we again observe the river, but this time wider and almost entirely blocked up by freight barges. On the water and along the quays great bustle
the kali mas at sourabaya.
prevails. Rowing-boats and canoes may be seen shooting through clumsy, highly-laden freight barges. Sapis (bullocks) and ponies are pulling loaded carts and waggons along, numerous coolies are carrying heavy loads on "pikolan", a sloping carrying pole, made of tough wood or bamboo. Chinese and Javanese, Europeans and Arabs, citizens and soldiers, mingle here together.
The broad quay on the left bank, is called the " Willem's" quay ; the high, but ugly buildings you see there, serve as Government offices, merchants' offices, etc. Opposite the bridge we notice another