There is a post office just beside Terminal Borobudur. It's a brand new building - we can still smell the paint work, LOL! We get to witness the postal worker stamping our postcards and dropping them into the post box.
Prince Diponegoro (1785-1855) was the elder son of sultan Hamengku Buwana III (ruled 1810-1814) of Yogyakarta. He is revered as an independence hero because of his early revolt against Dutch colonial rule, which lasted from 1825 to 1830. The meddling of the Dutch rulers had gone to the extent that the Dutch had made his younger brother heir to the throne of his father instead of Diponegoro himself. Then he retired from the court seeking solitude for strengthening himself through meditation. His chance came when the governor-general issued an ill-advised decree causing discontent among the aristocracy as well as the people.
Diponegoro resorted to guerrilla-like tactics, forcing the Dutch to seek reinforcements from all over the archipelago as well as the Netherlands. When at last the outlook for the rebels had become bleak, Diponegoro accepted an offer to negotiate and was invited to the headquarters of the Dutch army in Magelang. Although promised a safe passage, he was treacherously arrested and sent into exile in Celebes. Here he died in 1855.
The room where the negotiations took place is part of the former colonial government building 'Karesidenan Kedu'. The building is still used by the Magelang government for meetings and ceremonial purposes. The negotiation room has been made into a small museum. Prime displays are the chair he sat on when negotiating and the dress he wore.
There is another Diponegoro museum in Yogyakarta at his former Yogya residence (Museum Sasana Wiratama, Jalan Cokroaminoto). The main region where he waged his guerilla war is Bagelen district near Purworejo. Subsequently the Dutch kept a strong garrison in Purworejo.
Opening hours: No fixed hours, we just dropped in.
Entrance: Free, but give a tip to the warden.
A. YANI street is a Magelang main thotoroughfare, along the street we can see old buildings with the Dutch Architecture, a shopping Department store, a Post office, a movie theatre and shop houses stranded as long as the street
Alun Alun Magelang is a sQuare located at the city center, you can see a big statue of prince Diponegoro at the east side, a water tower at the borth side, a church just behind the water towr, a great mosQue at the west side and a red clor chinese temple at the south east corner of Alun Alun.
Prince Diponegor is one of an Indonesian Hero who fights against the colonialisation. To Respect his efforts, then the government of Magelang was built a big statue of Paneran Diponegoro which situated at Magelang Square.
Try to take a trip to taman Kyai langgeng, a mini botanical garden likes Kebun Raya Bogor. It's located in the middle of Magelang. So easy to find. The view is very good looking, nice to take photo there well, at least u can get some landscape of magelang from heights. It's near Progo river too.
Its Fascinating experience watching the peak of Mount Merapi closely at the foot of the Mountain, everything is go greeen, it was a good breathtaking, even we can see the volcano expel the lava from closely walking distance
At WONO LELO there is a rest Area built by Magelang District Administration to encourage the attendance Watching an eruption of Mount Merapi, it was about 5 KM from Ketep Pass on the way head on to Boyolali
I drove from Semanang to the ancient Boroburdur Temple, outside of Magelang. It is a 8th century Buddhist Temple, square in form, built on the top of a large hill, thereby magnifying its pyramid-like height and allowing for a nice view of the mountain ridge and tropical valley.
At the end of Jalan Pahlawan, you will see many houses like this one showing in pic. As a base and training area of colonial army, they built houses for themself here. Nowadays, it was take over and become houses of local army and the family on their duty in Magelang. As i notice, those will painted in white, combined with gray, black, dark green and such colors for accents.
Used to be a MULO, school in colonial era. This building complex is being keep in original, unless some addition that is not bothering the real design. It is a junior high school building, one of the best in Magelang.
Most of old houses in Magelang will have such detail. It is colonial house building, and there are many more in Magelang. Strong thick wall construction with the front wall, ceiling, and border line details. This fence with flower detail is new though.
There used to be a grave yard, with many old tombstone. People here call it 'kerkop', as simple pronounce of kerkhoff. Recently it become a middle low new community complex. Some of tombstone still well maintain in a cemetary location, also in this area, behind this Memento. It is Hollands missionary's tombstones.
Now it is empty. But it used to be the centre of water distribution in town. It becomes a town landmark and located in the centre of town. Every afternoon i spent sometimes here in the garden, on mychildhood. Playing kites, balls, cycling...
Coming to Magelang is about hunting for many interesting things to do after all doing lots of activities in big city which can make u crazy. Here we can do culinary trip, hmm....my favourite.