I NT HI) I) U C Tb N.
it is often observed that ma iiv of the
tourists cooling to lava do not know much
about our beauliftil islam] described by
the well-known traveller Miss Sci(inloI~
as "the Garden of the East''. For, while
one traveller only knows something ahon
I lie t~otanieal Garden at l~uitenzorg, ano-
ther thinks that Garoct is the only place
of interest worth visiting sonic of hers
si in ply conic to see the I toroboedoer-
temple, and after a short stay I hey rush
back to Singapore. Some Parties have a
notion that Tosari is the only place to
go to, but there are very few tourists,
who take their time to go through the
island thoroughly froni Ra lavia via Ihiiten-
zoig, Ga rocf, Diocla, etc. to Soeraba ia and
Tosari. In coiisc~~tience ot this aliiiost
every ,lava-lravellei' who visited only one
or two of t lie ahove mentioned places
regrets in fini telv that appointments already made for steamer-arrange-
ments in Singapore, to travel further, prevent him prolonging his stay.
It is for this reason that we endeavoured to write tins little guidebook
convevi ng the traveller along all the places of interest of lava, from
Ratavia to Soerahaia, from where ever week the fine and well-known
stea mers of the Paketvaartcompanv, which are considered as the best
Coastingstea iiiers in the whole Orient, bring hi iii back to the most
COSlilopoli tan place in the East: Singapore.
For those who are interested in the other parts of the Archipelago
it is a(IV isable to get the guidet)ook of the Royal Packetcompanv, which
is at a small CX~Cfl5C obtainable at the (titrerent i)i'~lflChi-Offi('es of this
COIiil)an\ and in the hotel des Indes.