HomeBlogs Kembang Jepun Kembang Jepun is the eldest area in Surabaya city, because it resides
in Kalimas stream and close to Tanjung Perak port. In its ancient
building line even most its paint is sleazy and dusty and matt
enunciated because as the commerce center.
But, here exactly the
history of Surabaya city is started, business activity have never
desisted. Office stationery shop, diesel engine, bank, textile, fashion
had completed the existence of this area.
Talks about Kembang
Jepun of course not get out of Jembatan Merah (The Red Bridge). Since
the leadership of Daendels in 1811, the center of municipal
administration of Surabaya is located in Jembatan Merah area. The
resident offices, police, tax being merged into one building.
west of Jembatan Merah (Willenstraat) like Rajawali Street
(Heerenstraat) had fulfilled some merchants from Europe. The Chinese
Public (Tionghoa) stayed there since 1411 occupying a "Chinese Kampong"
region eastside of Kalimas. Karet Street (Chinesevorstraat), Kembang
Jepun Street (Hendelstraat) is the Chinese residence.
Kembang Jepun, begin when Jembatan Merah to grow become a downtown. The
Merchants who would have business in Hendelstraat must pass the
inspection in resident. After obtaining the permission and activity to
trade had take place, hence many hotel and cottage to lodge the
merchants. Simply draw the peasant growing from Sakura country. They
are having aligned to decorate the night through that street. Jepun in
Malay mean Japan.