National Geographic : 1929 Sep
Plan Days to learn the lure of this tropic isle if From SINGAPORE it is but a step across to the Dutch East Indies, which have fit tingly been described as "a necklace of emeralds strung along the equator". Long, slenderJava,swarming with / more thanthirtymillion pic turesque peoples oftheEast, is a world in itself. Besides its vast plantations of sugar, coffee, indigo,rub- An ber, it presents tropical scenes rarely sur- plete passed. Yet Java is well governed and easily est o traveled, with splendid roads and some 3500 struc miles of railways, divided into two native prin- and f cipalities,yet all under the security of Holland. five Batavia, canal-filled as any city of Holland fying proper,is far-famed for its exotic air. Buiten- stood zorg, the summer capital, not far away yet miles higher up, has a botanical garden justly re- in E nowned to the ends of the earth. Then there is cave Djokjakarta, whose ruler boasted two hundred And wives and hundreds of children at last inven- city ( tory, where tiger baiting is a favorite sport, to Bali, say nothing of a race meeting every spring to meda which Europeans come from everywhere in persi that corner of the globe, even COMPLETE INFORMATION FROM ANY STEAMSHIP OR TOURIST AGENT AMERICAN MAIL LINE AND DOLLAR STEAMSHIP LINE 25 AND 32 BROADWAY. NEW YORK UNIONTRUSTARCADE. CLEVELAND 604 FIFTHAVE. . NEW YORK, N. Y. 152 BROADWAY . PORTLAND, ORE. 210 so. 16TH ST. . PHILADELPHIA 21 PIAZZADELPOPOLO,ROME,ITALY 177 STATE ST. . BOSTON, MASS. 11 BIS RUE SCRIBE. PARIS, PRANCE 110 SO. DEARBORN ST.. CHICAGO 22 BILLITERSTREET,E.C. 3, LONDON 514 W. SIXTHST., LOSANGELES,CAL. 909GOVERNMENTST.,VICTORIA,B.C. 1005CONNECTICUTN.W .,WASH,D.C. 517GRANVILLEST,VANCOUVER,B.C. DIME BANK BUILDING . DETROIT 4THATUNIVERSITY,SEATTLE,WASH. ROBT.DOLLARBLDG.SANFRANCISCO YOKOHAMA KOBB SHANGHAI HONG KONG MANILA laugh insur on, j with You gc tages o you wis your tic tions ab Every Angeles Manila Java 36 York. Fortn Panama Every Victoria the Wol Magn not ber public r in Java d no journey to the East would be com without a glimpse of Borobudur, great f Hindu temples. Picture to yourself a ture that is really a hill rising a hundred ifty feet above the plain, the lower terrace hundred feet long, with statues, exempli Hindu artat its height, so numerous that I side by side they would reach for three ; bas-reliefs compared with which any rope seem the mere scratchings of the men ... I on the east, opposite the unforgettable of Sourabaya, lies the peerless island of where the Hindu worship which Moham nism has driven out of Java proper still its. Troops of Malay comedians whom sophisticated travelers find the most h-provoking on any stage... crocodile ance as a regular business... and farther singles blazing with fire-trees, flashing birds of paradise.... as you please Round the World under the advan ffered by this unique steamship service. Stop where h for as long as you like within the two-year limit of cket. Your fare, including meals and accommoda 'oard ship, as low as $1250 Round the World. week a palatial President Liner sails from Los and San Francisco for Honolulu, Japan, China, and thence on fortnightly schedules to Malaya, hours away-Ceylon, Egypt, Italy, France, New ightly sailing from New York via Havana and to California thence Round the World. fortnight a similar Liner sails from Seattle and ,B. C., for Japan, China, Manila and Round rld. ificent Liners, they offer outside rooms with beds, :hs. Spacious decks. A swimming pool. Luxurious ooms. A world-famous cuisine.