Boy T Harjanto
Jl. Malioboro in Yogyakarta remained crowded despite the rain. Amid the rows of shops and department stores in the city’s center, the gate to Kampung Ketandan stood tall.
The Chinatown area of Kampung Ketandan, notable for its Chinese-influenced architecture, is located to the southeast of the intersection of Jl. Malioboro, Jl. Margo Mulyo, Jl. Pajeksan and Jl. Suryatmajan.
The Tionghoas, or Chinese-Indonesians in Yogyakarta, have lived in areas like Kampung Ketandan, Beskalan and Pajeksan for 200 years. Many operate jewelry and gold shops. (kes)