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BANDUNG – It is not uncommon for foreign figures to be used as street names in Indonesia. Indonesia is a country rich in culture and history.
One interesting way to understand Indonesia’s history and diplomatic relations with other countries is through the use of street names.
In various cities and regions in Indonesia, we can find street names taken from famous figures from abroad.
In this article, we will explore several foreign figures who have been named after streets in Indonesia:
Foreign Figures Who Used the Names of Indonesian Streets
1. Louis Pasteur
Pasteur’s name is very common in the ears of Indonesian people, especially residents of Bandung, West Java. This is because Pasteur is one of the most famous street names in the flower city.
History records that the origin of this street’s name comes from the name of a French chemist and biologist, Louis Pasteur.
During his lifetime, Louis Pasteur was a famous expert because of his pasteurization techniques. A process of preserving drinks by killing bacteria
The naming of this road is influenced by the existence of the Bio Farma company along the road. One of Bio Farma’s main focuses is the production of vaccines, the basic concept of which comes from an invention attributed to Louis Pasteur.
2. Patrice Lumumba
Next is Patrice Lumumba Street which is a form of respect for a figure from Congo. Located in Kemayoran, West Newsdelivers.com, the name of this street was inaugurated by President Soekarno.