Rediscovery Little China Old Town, Lasem

Denty Piawai Nastitie
3 min readJun 29, 2020

Lasem is know as Little China since early 20th century tourism in Dutch East Indies (colonial) era as well as its famous as a city of Batik Pesisir (coastal batik). Lasem also known as one of Chen He’s debarkation point in 15th century. Currently, Lasem is also known as the town of tolerance-multicultural, the town of Santri (Islamic teaching student), and the town of living museum. Came visit this place as if we were brought into the past life of Chinese people in Lasem. In the Little China Old Town Lasem, we are learning about history and culture as well as understanding it’s local people who live between memories the past life and the present massive city development.

Pictures and Text: Denty Piawai Nastitie

A journalist of Kompas daily, student of Diploma in Visual Journalism The Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University