Patekoan: The Eight Teapot Story from Gan Djie

Jl. Perniagaan was known as Patekoan Street. Pat = eight, (pat te-koan) literally means is eight pieces of teapot. Gan Djie served as Chinese Captain (1663-1675), lived in this region. He and his wife, who liked to socialize, always provide eight pieces teapot with tea to the travelers who are thirsty. Those who thirst in middle of the day were welcome to drink tea provided by the Captain Gan. At that time, there were not many in the area, who sell food and drinks as it is now. This tea from Captain Gan Djie was really help the traveler on the way, and then the road eventually named Patekoan.


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