Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Lawang Sewu

The Lawang Sewu


If remembering the Semarang City, our memory will be directed to Simpang Lima. The intersection in the centre of this Semarang City was indeed unique. The meeting of five really road axes, tonight this region was filled up by the stallholder. Two km the west direction of Simpang Lima, there is the others of "simpang lima:", because also had five different intersections of the direction. In one corner of the intersection of this  Tugu Muda,  was gotten the grand building that later became the interesting tourist attraction 

This grand building kept the long story. Built in 1903, just was declared by his use on July 1 1907 for the head office of the railway company of Netherlands or Nederlandsch Indishe Spoorweg Naatschappij (NIS). The three floors building  was stylish art deco (1850-1940) this the work of the Dutch architect famous, Prof Jacob F Klinkhamer and BJ Queendag. At the front settled the twin towers, warned in the form of the tower gothic. Behind the tower, this building was divided two memanjang far behind resembled the wings. The Semarang community mentioned him the Lawang Sewu, that meaning the One thousand Door. This monumental building indeed had many doors on his two wings. 

Currently this grand building  did not only interesting in an arsitektural manner.  The mystical atmosphere that emerged as a result of the clarity during the last 13 years became the power sold special for local tourists and foreign countries. The available ghost in the Lawang sewu of the amount enough. In underground space also was gotten the bunker that previously was made the prison by the Dutch troops. In the troops's Japanese time was in charge of Indonesia, where that was used to carry out the execution against the prisoner of war. They carried out the slaughter by cutting off the head of his casualties

12 comments:

  1. nice story about Lawang sewu

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  2. sudah seringkali melintasi lawang sewu, mas pencerah, tapi sekali pun belum pernah masuk ke dalam, hehe .... konon banyak hantunya, haks.

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  3. (maaf) izin mengamankan KETIGA dulu. Boleh kan?!
    Lawang sewu sebuah warisan masa lalu yang sangat berharga

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  4. Kemaren saya kesitu pas dipugar.... (doh)

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  5. Lawang sewu medeni uwong...
    Mugo2 setane pindah paragon

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  6. Semarang kaline banjir. . . hahaha

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  7. nek lawang sewu rusak maka sing susah kernet bus,
    nek ngomong dadi lawang sanga ngatus sangangpuluh sanga
    kedawan tur kesuwen
    wahahah

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  8. Lawang Sewu katanya bnyak setannya ya...uh ngeri deh..tpi pengan juga maen kesana...

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  9. klu di film katanya lawang sewu itu serem banget..
    klau ada tour wisata malam kesana kira2 banyak peminatnya gak ya?..

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