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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Household manufacturers of bricks, tiles, or lime were located in villages
throughout the residency. Least prominent sector by employment was the diverse
but rudimentary sector of chemicals and pharmaceuticals: besides the main
activity of ...
TRENDS IN SURABAYA AND EAST JAVA Because of its port and good transport
links with the rest of the province, Surabaya was as ever the favored place in East
Java to locate manufacturing plant. However, the boom did not begin to spill ...
bakeries, mineral water plants, ice works, foundries, smiths, and engineering
workshops were all located within the city walls without much regard for modern
town planning. Suppression of the fortifications allowed establishments to be