Sunday, April 17, 2011
A man was passing by a Popeye cartoon figure lifting a glass and saying "biertje" - the Dutch word for beer - in front of a closed bar on Jalan Braga.
One of Bandung's icons for its historic past, Jalan Braga (Braga Steet) and its vicinities have a number of bars that mostly serve foreign visitors (tourists). Most of them only open at night.
Beer is called by different names in different places. It's biertje in Dutch, bir in Indonesian, Malay and Arabic, la biere in French, and birra in Italian. It's called serbesa in Filipino, serveza in Spanish, and serveja in Portuguese. What is it called in your language?