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Exotic Kalimas Traditional Port
Traditional port of Kalimas now using as place of loading and unloading goods of large ship amd vessel. Surabaya is a town which was colonized by Dutch during hundreds of year. Hence by itself the style of the building have great influence by Europe. In Dutchland, a lot of canal was build. Because they have a lot of channel, of course a lot of bridge also build. Start from ordinary bridge, drawbridge till ophaalburg or drawbridge.
Surabaya also much the same to although canal in Surabaya do not as much as in Dutch. Formerly, king sized merchant ship only can go into effect in just strait of Madura but rather coming near of territorial water of Surabaya. Then, to unload or load its cargo, theu used lighter ship. After that lugger load the goods in the middle of sea, They traced the Kalimas till reached the especial port which by then represented the port of Surabaya. It was represent the heart of the town. By the name of Heeresentraat ( now reside in around Rajawali Road and Kembang Jepun Road) representing central of loading and unloading business. Between those road, there was bridge above Kalimas. The Bridge was so-called Roode Brug Bridge or Red Bridge