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  • Boys at Speelwijk by ukirsari
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  • Old bridge at Banten Lama by ukirsari
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    City of water, city of histories, city of beaches

    by ukirsari Written Oct 27, 2003
    Along the way to Banten coastal zone by ukirsari

    Favorite thing: Banten can be reached within 1 - 2 hours drive from Jakarta and Serang is the provincional city of Banten. A quite tranquil place nearby tollway with several beautiful beaches [Anyer and Carita plus Banten Gulf], historical site [Banten Lama or Old Banten], national parks [Ujung Kulon and Krakatoa volcano]. So, this small town is really a rich place to be seen and explored.

    Fondest memory: The coastal zone and padi fields along the way to Old Banten and around.

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    Daendels postweg

    by ukirsari Updated Oct 26, 2003
    Old bridge at Banten Lama by ukirsari

    Favorite thing: Province Banten used to be part of Province of Jawa Barat [west Java]. Now became a provincional city with their own autonomy.

    Fondest memory: Talking about Banten, Anyer and Carita [the beaches] in Province of Banten, the memories always bring to Jalan Raya Pos [postweg] Anyer~Panarukan, a famous world-wide road from Anyer to Panarukan [east Java] which built under the request of Governor Daendels in 1811. The workers were persons in jails and they're killed because bad treatments from the Dutch troopers.

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    "Cik, Cik ... saya dipotret, nya?"

    by ukirsari Updated Oct 26, 2003

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    Boys at Speelwijk by ukirsari

    Favorite thing: Old Banten people comes from many tribes. Majority from Sundanese, Javanese and Chinese. With their religions; Islam, Bantenese beliefs [convictions] and Kon-fu-tse [Chinese] which are living in harmony.

    Fondest memory: Because the unique background, they have a unique way to address someone too. As happened during my visiting to Fort Speelwijk. The boys called me "Cik". Taken from "Tacik" means elder sister in Chinese lingo. Everywhere I go, they always asking me, "Cik, Cik, saya dipotret, nyaaaa." [Sis, do you mind (or can you) to picturing us?]. 'Nya' is ya, or 'can' [from Sundanese]. Okay, you got it Guys.

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