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Becoming one of crowded commerce centre in Surabaya, have become the destiny of Bubutan area. Not to mention supported by the area surrounding, that also become crowded commerce centre, like Praban, Blauran, Raden Saleh, Turi Market, and Baliwerti. That's all representing picture nowadays from Bubutan which was recognized as 'The Bubutan Kampong'. The kampong whereabout still stick connections with one's cap of Surabaya empire in middle ages, when this country scrambled of sovereignty against colonist nations.
Some existing buildings, is true still implies its oldness. Most of them are buldings in colonial period architecture. Its characters are tall, with pillar front side. Also window and door cushions placed in high and thick wall. Very obvious, it is an European architect style to interrogate the archipelago climate. Fringing small gangway around Bubutan, visible in a flash arranged in good concept.
Observe the small empire existed in Surabaya, that was found in 1365. In early its attendance, it was true that Bubutan's origin was group of kampongs, what it was said, residing in Kalimas. Some kampongs was created by empire as part of noble facility in that era.
On western side of Surabaya empire, there was Bubutan Kampong. It was said, Bubutan's name came from the word Butotan. Butotan was represent unpartition gateway. This gateway connected Tumenggungan Kampong and by The empire Palace in a Duke of Surabaya period.
Bubutan term was predicted as transliteration of butotan become Bubutan.. It was true if some mentioned that Bubutan Kampong's existance still be related with the empire age in the past