Tanah : Land, field
Abang : Red ( Javanese language), Big Brother (Jakarta language)
History of Tanah Abang still unclear, there were 2 history about it,
Tanah Abang it was a land which the land was Red, connected to history between battles of Mataram Troops and Batavia region in 1628.
Also another history,
Tanah Abang was symbol of a big brother gave a house/land to his younger.
it was 1648, when a China Captain 'Phoa Bhingam' asked to Dutch govt. to build a canal from South Jakarta.
Here some photos i have captured, Tanah Abang's street in the morning by Angkot view,
|Rush people in the street! Crowded is usual issue in Tanah Abang.|
|Cutie Clothes for kiddo|
|Colorful umbrellas contrast with the blue sky|
|The Greeny skinny porters waiting people, their job is to lift huge shopping bags' from the buyers|
|Sandals with many many Rainbow colors!|
|Relaxing Sellers waiting noon.|