Everything tastes sweet in the island of Java, Indonesia. In Dutch administration era, Java was one of the biggest producers of sugar in the world. The Dutch had factories and sugar plantations all over its colonies in Java (Dutch East Indies) and Suriname. There were about 150 sugar factories in Java at the prime of sugar industry then.
In contemporary days, only 50 factories remain. Indonesia is the world’s second biggest importer of sugar, after Russia. The cultural celebration, big stream machineries and hard working labours are still there as a glimpse reminiscence of the sweet glory days of the past.