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The 5 feet story of Thomas Stamford Raffles

  • Suryatini N. Ganie

| Sun, December 19 2010 | 11:44 am

PREMIUM The Napoleonic Wars in Europe in the early 19th century reverberated in the small towns of the East Indies: though only for a short time, the British took over the colony from the Dutch. The Governor General was Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. He ordered the construction of sidewalks along the main streets of Batavia of a certain height and width: 1 foot (33.5 centimeters) by about 5 feet.Little did ...