Surabaya, City of Work: A Socioeconomic History, 1900-2000
Ohio University Press, 2002 - 541 halaman
Surabaya is Indonesia's second largest city but is not well known to the outside world. Yet in 1900, Surabaya was a bigger city than Jakarta and one of the main commercial centers of Asia. Collapse of sugar exports during the 1930s depression, followed by the Japanese occupation, revolution, and independence, brought on a long period of stagnation and retreat from the international economy. Not until the export boom of the 1990s did Surabaya regain prominence as Southeast Asia's leading non-capital-city industrial area.
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Shortly after its formation , the Municipality also began to play a role ( table 6 . 1 ;
also chap . 4 ) . In 1909 it bought the Gubeng Jepit estate , about 130 hectares ,
across the river from Simpang , with the original intention of using it for a new ...
A year later the Municipality proposed to resume sufficient land to ... government ,
in the middle of 1929 the Municipality acquired not just a wider corridor but the
entire estate , nominally to improve kampung living conditions ( SGS 1927 – 29 ) .
Finally in 1938 the Municipality lost patience . Tenants who still refused to pay the
land tax were taken to court and after judgment had been given in favor of the
Municipality , their houses were demolished and their rights to occupancy sold at