Many people believe that the street Jalan Malioboro was named after the Duke of Marlborough, a former Jogja Governor, but some scholars say it comes from the Sanskrit word, malybhara (adorned with flowers).
Not exactly the same thing, but "Central Park" has always struck me as a weird name for a mall in Jakarta.
In Bitung in North Sulawesi there' a replca of the Eiffel tower in the middle of town. It' not hugh but kind of a cool story. The long time mayor of this shipping point had a daughter that went to school in Paris and before she came home had it built as a welcome home gift.View attachment 532
Developers are fond of constructing facades for their planned unit developments that mimic well know, presumed prestigious European and North American attractions. Case in point the pretentious housing projects in the BSD area; one with its own Eiffel Tower, among other things.
I think I know, unfortunately.I don' know who or how it was paid
The name of our village here are poetically Minahasan... Tangkuney, Tombariri, Kawangkoan, Tondegesan, Touluaan, Ratatotok, dll. Not really Scotish if you want my opinion.So, no other examples similar to those I originally posted? A little surprising given the colonial history.
Hahaha... I should try that.But if you try them with a Scots accent they remain poetic, albeit in a Burnsian mode!