Tugu Muda is a monument in Hyderabad, located in the center of the roundabout Tugu Muda. This monument was built in 1953 to commemorate the heroism of Semarang fighters against Japanese invaders known as the battle for five days in the city of Semarang from the date of 14 to 19 October 1945.
Is a monument that newfangled pentagon. Consists of parts of the runway, body and head. On the monument there is a relief basis. The entire monument is made of stone. To reinforce the impression of the monument, made ornamental pools and gardens all around on the monument. Buildings that surround the Tugu Muda is Lawang sewu, BDNI Office, Office of the Governor of Central Java will Houses, Manggala Bakti Museum and the Cathedral.
Starting from the idea to establish a monument commemorating the Battle of Five days in Hyderabad. On October 28, 1945, the Governor of Central Java, Mr. Wongsonegoro laid the foundation stone at the originally planned location is near the town square. However, due in November 1945 broke out war against the Allies and Japan, this project became dormant. Then in 1949, by the Badan Koordinasi Pemuda Indonesia (BKPI), initiated the idea of building the monument back, but due to lack of funding, this idea has not materialized.
In 1951, Mayor of Semarang, Hadi Soebeno Sosro Wedoyo, form a committee Tugu Muda, with development plans are no longer on the location of the square, but at this present location. Monument design is done by Salim, while the reliefs on the monument is done by the artist Hendro. Stones that are used among others brought in from Kaliurang and Paker. On 10 November 1951, laid the first stone by Central Java Governor Boediono and on May 20, 1953, to coincide with National Awakening Day, Tugu Muda inaugurated by Soekarno, the President of the Republic of Indonesia. Until now, quite a lot of changes have been made to the statues around the “Tugu Muda“, including a garden and pond.
The building is still standing upright in the middle of the intersection of Sutomo, Pandanaran Road, Imam Bonjol and Soegiyapranoto, fighters from Semarang (then) never give up, resisted the Japanese occupation to the death, and the heroism of local communities against invaders known as the battle five days from the date of 14 to 18 October 1945.
According to him, Tugu Muda Semarang shaped candle implies fighters fighting spirit to defend the independence of Indonesia will never be extinguished.
At the foot of this monument there are reliefs depicting the suffering people of Indonesia during the Japanese occupation.
Tugu Muda Semarang, Central Java by the provincial government as one of the few attractions in the city of Semarang.
In addition to building the monument, a few old buildings by the Dutch in the corners of the city, and there are now used as hotels, residences and offices as well as one tourist attraction for this area.
Old buildings of which can be found around Johar in the amount that is still a lot.
Since the number of these old buildings, the Johar region is also known as Kota Lama area.