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If we take the air in Kembang Jepun, luxurious buildings in colonial will catch our sight. Eventough the paint starts dusty and matt, but we can still feel the image of commerce area. Yes, Kembang Jepun had become part of Surabaya's long history. Since Deandels ruled, municipal administration center of Surabaya located in Red Bridge area, an area do not far from Flower Jepun. Administration office and other governance activity space like tax and also police office, all merged into one building which deal with the Red Bridge.
Till 1905, all governance activities constantly within Red Bridge area. Even ship from Madura Strait which went downstream and upstream along Kalimas can bear up for the Red Bridge. At that time, Tanjung Perak Port was not yet there. As governance center, this area was always crowded and finally attracted the towny to perform the economic activity around it. One of them is, Kembang Jepun