Went ashore just after breakfast and had to wait at the Douane (Custom Office) for over an hour while things were straightened out. We were all searched for firearms and let go. Walked around town and found it most interesting.

Narrow streets near water all lined with curious chink shops. Inland a little, streets are wider and extremely pretty homes to be seen. Deep gutters with running water keep streets extremely clean, and large canal very picturesque. Market and native section interesting. Warren, Charley, Oakes, and I had most excellent nasi-goring – four heaping plates, three bottles of beer and one of orange squash – for four guilders total. Haircut for twenty-five cents (Dutch). Bikes twenty-five Dutch cents per hour. Air mail expensive.