Journal | Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 | sundanesecorner.org
The day before yesterday I rode my bike to Lembang in the morning. The town is some six kilometers from my home to the northern part of the city.
As my fellow bikers were taking a rest on a side of the town’s crowded main street, I went some hundred meters further along Jayagiri Street to Junghuhn Park.
It was my second visit to this nature preserve named after the prominent naturalist Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (1809-1864). The last time I made a visit to the site was in February 2011. (See my previous note: ‘Visiting Junghuhn’)
Small changes have been made to the site. The monument was repainted, and the upper part of it looked nicer.
However, the epitaph was still confusing: ‘Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, Mansfeld/Magdeburg, 26 Oktober 1809 – Lembang, 24 April 1864’. To the best of my knowledge, Junghuhn was born in Mansfeld, not in Magdeburg.