The chief form of transportation in the city is the harimau, a steam-boat fashioned like a tiger, whose paddle-wheels enable it to travel around on the difficult terrain. Although the main area is largely populated by the Dutch, the further south one goes, the livelier the atmosphere gets.
While touring the city, Passepartout can catch sight of the rebel's subversive activities, under the banner of Sultanate of Aceh, who attempt to destroy the Exalted City. The conflict in the region owes much to the activity of the colonizing Dutch forces, which took Bandar Aceh in the previous year, galvanizing the forces of resistance. Passepartout may rescue one of the ladies participating in the riots against the Dutch, acquiring a Rebel Flag in the process.
If Passepartout has obtained Secret Drill Plans from a woman in Beirut, he can search for who it is intended in Batavia. If he stays in a hotel and inquire about the plans to maids or the concierge, he will be led to a woman called Wulandari, who is part of the rebellion against the Dutch. Passepartout can hesitate to give the plans, then name is price, and get £2000 in exchange for the plans. If he resists further, he will be forced to give the plans.