Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Tugu Monument Malang

Malang is located in Indonesian National Route 23, which connects it to Gempol and Kepanjen. Malang has a large intercity bus terminal, Arjosari, located in northern Malang. The primary means of public transportation is by Microvan (most of them are Suzuki Carry) and has Blue color, but these public transports are not usually known for being comfortable, due to the fact that a many people uses them, thus, mostly leading to a cramped condition inside the angkot.

Image result for tugu malangIn front of Malang Mayor city hall, there is a round big garden where Tugu Monument, landmark of Malang stands. This garden is rich of beautiful and colorful flowers, the lotus flower. It was Dutch that built the city of Malang with various city plans. The local people said Alun-alun Bunder (Circle Square) and completed with fountain and pool in the middle of it. Monument Tugu garden was former garden of Governor of East Indies Jan Pietersen Zoen Coen that is surrounded by beautiful garden with lotus. There are old trembesi trees grow here.

Tugu Monument was built on August 17th 1946 by Tugu Independence committee lead by A.G Soeroto. First stone was laying down by East Java's deputy governor Mr. Doel Arnowo, on July 21th 1947. The construction of Tugu monument was disturbed because the Dutch colonial came to the town and collapsed on December 23rd 1948. When we it was authority restitution era from the colonial to the Indonesia's government, Tugu construction committee develop this monument again, it was on June 9th 1950. On May, 20nd 1953 or in National Resurrection day the Tugu Monument was inaugurated by president Soekarno.

What time to visit? Malang Tugu Square gives different nuances and views everytime you visit it. The most fitting time to come to this square is in the morning or late afternoon when often there are a lot of people doing sports activities. In evening, this place will be illuminated by assorted colorful lights to add the beauty of the square and monument.


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