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DUTCH Memories In Malang City

What is Dutch memories in Malang City ? How did it come ? Dutch memories in Malang City is influences of Dutch presence during colonial period since it has been a favorite city for Dutch officials during the colonial time. Due to the cool climate they headed to Malang at weekends or holidays.

A real Dutch influence in Malang City is Ijen Boulevard (Ijen Street) that was a high class residential area for Dutch high ranked officials. Several of the houses are still the same but sad to say that many of them have been renovated to modern style. But ok, it’s another story.

Here I take you back to the Malang old time. You can feel the Dutch memories through old pictures of places, nature and events in Malang. Of course there has been changed a lot because the population increased, the road and streets became narrow, more houses and more buildings were build, etc.

Enjoy the memories…

This photos album was to commemorate the visit of General Governor Fock to Malang on September 11th- 13th 1922.

Jan Pieters Zoon Coen park in 1935
This park is known now as Tugu area. Around this park are City Hall, Splendid Inn and Tugu Hotel.

Frateran school in Malang in 1929
This school still looks the same now. This is one of less old buildings that still keeps the Dutch architect.

Area of Kajoetangan-Semeru in Malang in 1935

The shops area of Kajoetangan in Malang

Intersection of Kayutangan in Malang, Now it is called Jalan Basuki Rahmat.

The bank of Java in 1922

A school in Celakat, Malang in 1935

Tram track in Celakat, Malang

Viaduct over rail road

Protestant church at Malang City Square

Society building Concordia in Malang

De Petjinanstraat 1930

Maybe it sounds weird but just looking these pictures gives me a special feeling. I’m happy it’s over but it’s about the impression I get from the pictures. I saw calmness, cleanness and order. It wouldn’t be a bad idea if Malang could have it more now.

At that time Malang had city tram, it is disappeared. Because it was not suitable anymore to Malang or it was destroyed because it was a colonizer “product” ?

The pictures also give me a nice feeling to see the places I know for years since I am now at a place more than 7,000 miles away from Malang. Memories makes me good.

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