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Expedition Daendels: Street Lessons, Road Changes

HISTORY OF CULTUREExpedition Daendels: Street Lessons, Road Changes | Traverse the dark shadow of the grove rows of tamarind trees across the hall bath time into the past. As if back to about 200 years ago, rediscover old artifacts on Jalan Raya Pos (De Grote Postweg) "homemade" Governor-General Herman Willem Daendels Dutch East Indies.

First it was Anyer on the western dijejak Daendels January 1, 1808. The other end is Panarukan, 1,100 of km to the east. Both have become an important point of building roads "trans Java" that connects this island as a whole. With the completion of Post Road, Batavia to Surabaya travel time from a month in the dry season just trimmed down to 3-4 days.  It is the Governor-General Herman Willem Daendels the ruling in the Dutch Indies during 1808-1811 that "start" opening "the trans-Java" is. 

Initially, the Post Road is for administrative purposes rulers. Cikar cart or property of people should not be passed. Starting from a desire to prepare a defense system from possible attacks by the British; Post Road as well as economic perspective. The rationale: only with good transportation access, resources can be more easily "sucked" into the center of the Dutch East Indies government. 

Enchantment Java 

In the past, Java is like a "jewel". Abundant resources could prove to be drained to float the Netherlands. Major supporter of development and economic growth it is a system of forced cultivation (cultuur stelsel) which was introduced by Van Den Bosch in 1830. Some major export commodities and are deliberately chosen because it sold well in Europe and world markets are coffee, sugar, tea and tobacco. Until the early part of the 20th century, coffee continues to evolve into commodity Dutch colonial government along with tea, sugar, and tobacco. 

Dutch Tub pan "green gold" of the system. Moreover, commodities such as coffee, sugar, tea and tobacco from Java continues to climb to be excellent in the world market. The period of forced cultivation of Java as a supplier has made an incredible resource. Of all the Dutch are expected to make a profit to 2.4 million guilders per year, while plantation workers are paid only about 30 cents.  The past is also leaving a story of pain. Daendels considered to exercise power over the iron fist rule. Whatever, time to move. Java is now looking really very different from Java 200 years ago. The highway had been turned into one of the economic lifeblood, one of the sources of change in Java. Development of new infrastructure, especially roads, will surely push for change-especially for the region and residents in its path. 

When things could move faster, a way of Post Road is no longer the same with 200's of years ago. Similarly, the social and economic environment in the vicinity. Jalan Raya Pos change the face of urban Java, a witness of life and death of cities in its path. The road is like the "vacuum" and "penggelontor" local resources and energy. Street entrance is also a portrait of life that did not see much improvement. Hundreds to millions of tangled problem of poverty. Farmers who lost their arable land, fishermen are no longer able to sail the ship into the ocean. 

Expedition 200-Year Anjer Panaroekan Compass initiated to remind this nation of his travels in the past. The expedition will begin in Anyer on August 15 and ends on August 25, 2008 Panarukan.  Java is like a boat full of passengers. Based on government survey Raffles in 1815, the population of Java-Madura as much as 4,615,270 people in the early 19th century. Today, the population of the island of Java has soared to about 129.996 million inhabitants. Carrying capacity of Java would be more severe, even at the level of worry. Clean water crisis has always been a ghost. Daendels road, Jalan Raya Pos, Jalan Anyer-Panarukan, or whatever it's called is a milestone for the study look into, reinvent ourselves. Seeing themselves more deeply, draw lessons, and stared changes must be done in front.

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