T. Cook and son; J. H. de Bussy,
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KONINKLIJKE PAKETVAART MAATSCHAPPIJ.
square, where the Government-Entrepot, called the "Groote Boom" has its main entrance.
Piles of merchandise give an idea of the enormous trade that is done here. At the end of the quay, in a solitary building two storeys high, right on the river, are the offices of the Royal Packet Company. Here the road leaves the river again, and leads through a somewhat narrow and irregularly-built street, with a few shops and dwelling-houses, with which it runs parallel.
As a centrum of industry Soerabaja is very important; besides the Government-establishments (factories of marine- and steamwork, artillery-workshops, pyrotechnic workshops), there are half a score of private factories with extended workshops, where more than eight thousand men get their livelihood.
Soerabaja compares unfavourably with other Dutch East Indian towns, on account of the greater part of the dwelling-houses not being detached, in the midst of beautifully shaded grounds, but
built close and border-streets. Be-the offices, ses, stores, dwelling-European, and native, deal too gled toge-separation the lower tile part or Euro-of the more diffi-fine than or Sama-Now this Soerabaja a more Euro-
kali an jar at soerabaja.
together, ing on the sides this, warehou-shops, and houses, Arabian, are a great much min-ther ; and a between or mercan-and upper pean part town, is cult to de-in Batavia rang.
may give to livelier and pean cha-
racter, but it makes it at the same time dirtier, more oppressive, and less desirable to live in. Next to the finest private houses, we find little native tumble-down shops, or Chinese hovels, that are called "Warongs". As there was no room for shady trees in many of the streets, the hot midday sun is left to have full play over the dusty roads and dirty white houses. Once past the Concordia