old pictures of Indonesia


October 24, 2014

China Town

Picture of Batavia Chinatown on the rain - Java Indonesia ca 1915

In Batavia (now Jakarta), Dutch colonialism created commercial opportunities which attracted immigrants from many areas of what is now Indonesia. This economic activity also lured thousands of Chinese people to Java. Swift immigration challenged the city's limited infrastructure and created burdens on the city. Tensions grew as the colonial government tried to restrict Chinese migration through deportations.

Batavia Glodok 1915
Glodok 1915
Glodok 1910
Glodok 1910