02 March 2014

Art Martha. Yi Jun Peace Museum.

The only plan for day one was to have lunch at an Indonesian restaurant called Istana. I ventured there with two terrific friends where we were impressed by a delicious meal despite being overwhelmed by the number of choices on offer. With full tummies we ventured out onto the streets only to stumble on the Yi Jun Peace Museum, a place devoted to the memory of Yi Jun who ventured to the Second Hague Peace Conference held in Den Haag in 1907 to make known Japan's plans to annex Korea. He failed to gain access. The museum was formerly the De Jong Hotel, the place where Yi Jun's life would mysteriously end that same year. The experience was slightly surreal, but great to feel just that little bit more informed.

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