Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
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APR 1940
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Enrekang to Macassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Written by Edward Beckwith on Tuesday, April 23, 1940

Sarongs in an Indonesian market
Sarongs in an Indonesian market. Photographed in 2009 by Corinna A. Carlson
Gnetum specimen collected along road from Enrekang to Makassar
Gnetum specimen collected along road from Enrekang to Makassar. Photographed by Edward Beckwith.
Hugo and I started before Marian and Anne. The country we went through was entirely different from that of yesterday, pretty but without the wonderful variety of scenery and spectacular character.

We stopped to see the market at Rappang which looked large and active. Marian and Anne were there ahead of us and our second chance meeting occurred. Hugo and I did not buy anything, although I took a color picture of the brilliant display of sarongs. Anne fancied the sarong that our chauffeur was wearing and bought it from him.

We reached the Empress Hotel at about 3:30 and immediately ordered some beer which was particularly refreshing as we had not had any lunch.

I forgot to record that Hugo collected a specimen on the way down, but not without some difficulty. The vine with hanging clusters of yellow and red fruit was at a considerable height and Hugo and Wongso together were unable to get it down with the rope. Wongso finally climbed the tree and secured a good specimen, including some of the fresh colored ripe fruit.

After stopping at the Empress and engaging a room for us so that I could do some developing tomorrow, we went to the dock and there was the Cheng Ho anchored quite close by. Fenton saw us and we were soon aboard greeting David again after our months absence. It was good to see him and the others. David and Hugo immediately went into a conference about seeds which was constantly interrupted by a string of visitors.

After looking around I got some developing things together and went back to the hotel, where I prepared for developing activities tomorrow.

They will be considerable since I have 14 rolls of David’s and 6 of my own and Hugo’s.

 

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