Indonesia and the Dutch colony

Indonesia is in the Southern Hemisphere, and lies about 1000 miles south of Singapore. Bali is aproximately 100 miles west of Java in the Indian Ocean.  The Indonesian archipelago is made up of over 14,000 islands from the largest island in the world, Papua/New Guinea, to many, many uninhabited dots. Bali is a small island, about 100 miles from east to west and 70 miles north to south, and is home to more than 200 Indonesian antique dealers, most being in Southern Bali.  These dealers buy most of their furniture, left by the Dutch, from the Indonesian people on the island of Java.  
  The Dutch settled in Indonesia in the late 16th century, and stayed there until the advent of the Second World War.   As many as 300,000 Dutch called the East Indies home.  They built homes and they developed the cities in traditional Dutch geometric style—government houses in the middle, Dutch artisans and craftsman surrounding the center, and then the Dutch farms on the outskirts.  Java at its zenith had more than 200,000 Dutch living there.  There were also another 100,000 Dutch living in Sulawesi, Sumatra, Kalimantan and Bali. With the exception of Bali, most of the Dutch have left.