Seroei (Serui)

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  • Serui, Capital of the subdivision Japen.
    Source: Handbook on Netherlands New Guinea, 1958
    Population Papuans Europeans Asiatics Total
    Subdivision 24,463 133 457 25,053
    Capital 1,355 133 277 1,765
    Most visitors are particularly impressed by Serui. It is a friendly place, built around a lawn bordered by lanes of massive rain trees (pithecolobium). The main houses and offices are grouped around this lawn. Narrow but neatly kept roads pass along small houses with well-kept courtyards, along Chinese shops and an indigenous market, to the sea where a simple pier and a few sheds make up the "dock area".
    Serui is not included in the more busy and important sea and air trafffic lines but in spite of its quiet appearance a lot of activity is going on, chiefly because the Protestant Mission has established important schools and training centers at Serui.

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