Story About Medan City

About Medan City the plantation city. Nowhere a village, or just a house. Not a coco palm. Only forest and swamp. Presently we saw the first campong: a number of coco palms climbed like huge paint brushes directly in the sky, among the large, green, green, green leaves of the cherry trees, their fruits glistened, yellowish green and smelling like melons, the giant tattered leaves of the banana trees, glowing as if lacquered, quivered in the noonday sun regardless of the absence of a cinch. &hellip, Suddenly, as if marked out with a ruler, a massive clearing. Ditches are dug in a straight line, avenues, two metre high tobacco plants in endless straight rows.

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So far as the eye could reach, there swayed a light green sea of leaves. Everything one saw was cautiously tended, almost exaggeratedly ordered. And all at once we went to the station of the capital. Everywhere order and cleanliness. Pretty stone buildings, an iron viaduct, a glass coated lobby over the system &hellip, In front of the station a massive square. Smooth asphalt roads with powerful palms on each side, fairly bungalows, beautiful well tended little gardens, odd blossoms in variegated colours&hellip. The fresh white town. Medan was assembled in just a few decades after was discovered the Deli district, in the east shore of Sumatra, was exceptionally appropriate for the growing of tobacco.

The Deli tobacco was named as the best in the entire world. The guarantee of wealth attracted all kinds of individuals, Polish noblemen, German officials, persons who for a number of reasons had abandoned their fatherland. It had been A colourful society that settled in Deli. Jungle was replaced by plantations, exploited by tobacco- and – afterwards rubber businesses, founded by Europeans, assembled And preserved by Chinese and Javanese farm employees or coolies. Coolies were from thousands recruited from China and Java to do hard work on plantations. The fiscal and administrative center Became the new city of Medan. Deli was the richest outer state of the Netherlands Indies.

Fortunes were made from the rubber- and – tobacco industry and you can see in Medan. Louis Couperus, author of the famous colonial novel quiet the power, visited Medan in 1922 and wrote: .The fresh white city, like Medan is, with its stylish white structures and villa quarters, is located even beneath a spray. It’s never dirty as Western rains are able to Make a city, and even Nature itself. Here there’s no offensive sand, it’s just watered earth. She’s modern and European. Hotel De Boer and Medan Hotel, the notable offices of several Businesses Harrisons and Crosfield, Deli Company&hellip, they are standing there &hellip, As white buildings of prosperity, of hard labour, of admirable work.

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