Thursday, August 08, 2013

Sunda Kelapa

There are many pictures and blogging to do about Bali, but I am in Jakarta now.  This picture is taken at the old port of Jakarta called Sunda Kelapa. This port was first established by the Dutch in 1596 after failing to take another nearby port.  The port eventually grew into the city of Batavia, which was renamed Jakarta.

We talked to the two men closest.  They are both of the Bugi group, which historically were seafaring people known for being tough and piracy.  Our English word, the "Boogy Man", is derived from their exploits.

1 comment:

Ursula said...

That is one hell of a shot. The dynamics telling the story.