edible birds' nests (the grottoes are for that reason leased by the Government). Old houses
Sourabaya. River view.
at Grissee are purposely allowed, to remain empty in order that the swallows may build their (edible) nests in the garrets and lofts ; the profits being greater than the rent of the houses.
Travellers who wish to see native arts and handicrafts a the making of brass articles,
Sourabaya. Pasar Besar.
of wooden trunks and the weaving of "tjindn" (coloured cloths adorned with snake hide patterns)