Location: Jalan Margo Mulyo No.6, Gondomanan, Yogyakarta Special Region 55122
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HTM: Adult Rp. 3,000 per person, children Rp. 2,000 per person
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Tired after finishing papers and reports finance use word, makes me want to go on vacation to places that I’ve never been before.
After thinking carefully, this time I decided to take a tour of a museum full of history.
Some review which I get as result from surf website, such as Valkhof museum on Nijmegen, Historisch Museum Haarlemmermeer in Hoofddorp Dutch and Palace of Tears in Germany.
But of course in this country of Indonesia, which we love, there are many interesting museums for us to visit.
Some of them such as the main Riau Tilapia Museum, Medan North Sumatra State Museum, Fort Museum heritage Tangerang, Bogor Struggle Museum, Museum 10 November Surabaya.
Then there is also the Kailasa Museum, district. Wonosobo, the Solo Palace Museum and the Fort Vredeburg Museum which is located in the city of Jogja or commonly called the Special Region of Yogyakarta.
So, on this occasion I made a visit to the Fort Museum vredeburg, which is located not far from the favorite location of tourists when visiting Jogjakarta, namely Malioboro.
But before we talk further about this one place and what facilities are in it, it is better if we discuss a brief description of the background & purpose of this historic building.
Because if a country is likened to one body like the president is likened to the head, the people are likened to the heart.
So history can be likened to the kidney which of course also has an important role for the generator of survival.
As Bung Karno said, namely JAS MERAH or never forget history, it is not funny if we as Indonesians are blind to the history of their country.
The building, which originally had the name Seleka or Bastion, was erected by Sultan HB I in 1760 with a simple plan, which is only made of bamboo and wood instead of roofs using thatch.
The shape of the wall itself is only a square with earthen material which is strengthened using palm wood and coconut as a support.
The establishment of this building was also based on the suggestion of the Dutch who at that time were intimidated and worried about the success of the Sultan in the construction of the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate palace which was originally only a banyan forest.
So that the Dutch took advantage of the Giyanti Agreement which at that time was also interfered with by the Dutch when reducing problems from Susuhunan Pakubuwono III with Prince Mangkubumi.
Seeing that the infrastructure was simple on the grounds that for the sake of the palace’s security, finally the governor of WHO Ssenberch, when Nicolas Hartingh had stepped down, gave suggestions that the fort’s structure be strengthened to carry out its function.
Finally, after its completion in 1787 the fort was renamed Rustenburg.
And in 1799 when there was a transfer of power from the VOC which was then bankrupt to Bataafsche Republic with the Governor Van Den Burg .
Then in 1807 to 1811 the tenure status moved again to the Holland Koninkrijk with HW Daendels as its Governor.
Even though afterwards it was owned by the British for 5 years but this fort was successfully reclaimed by the Dutch.
After a big earthquake that partially destroyed the fort area in 1867, this fort was later restored and named Benteng Vredeburg which means peace in relations between the Netherlands and the Palace.
The fort, which can accommodate up to 500 joint personnel from the Dutch army and paramedics, has the form of a gate with a trench circled.
And it is supported by several other buildings such as a soldier’s dormitory, gunpowder warehouse, logistics warehouse, soldier hospital, officer house.
And the last building of the resident’s house, which at that time was used as a shelter and defense for the resident whose building was located opposite this fort.
It continued in 1942 after the signing of the Kalijati agreement in West Java, which marked the Dutch withdrawal from Indonesia, which at that time lost to Japan.
Despite acknowledging the existence of regional leaders, in fact Japan continued to supervise the sultanate under Kooti Zium Kyoku Tjokan, who at that time used Gedung Agung as the headquarters.
Meanwhile, this fort was used as a detention house, gunpowder warehouse and the headquarters of the famous warrior army.
After Indonesia’s independence, this building did not just become a museum building. The building first functioned as an arsenal and cared for soldiers who were injured during the fighting and also their families.
Unfortunately, due to differences in understanding about the meaning of revolution, an incident which was remembered on July 3, 1946, erupted, where this building was used as a place for political prisoners.
After going through Dutch aggression II & G30S, on July 15, 1981, this place was made a cultural heritage.
Then 16 April 1985 Sultan HB IX issued a letter & charter agreement with the contents for the permit to restore the fort as a museum.
Although it was able to be visited by the general public in 1987, on November 23, 1992 the fort was inaugurated as the Yogyakarta Fortress Museum.
This museum has a vision and mission which in outline are examples and information that can educate the public about the nation’s culture and history, in order to defend the country’s identity and integrity.
The museum also has an organizational structure with the profile of Dra. Zaimul Azzah, M.Hum as the head of the museum and equipped with several other sections.
A tourist attraction located in the district. Gondomanan 55122, looks beautiful with green views of the trees around it.
In addition, this museum has a statue of General Oerip Soemohardjo and General Soedirman at the front of the courtyard and is accompanied by several collections of historical relics.
Among them are bridges, pavilion forts, ward buildings, realia collections, several photos, pictures, miniatures, a library with computer & wifi access.
Then there too Indische Koffie for those of you who want to find food as well as a variety of colorful dioramas of historical scenes divided into 4 rooms.
If on 20 to 24 June 2014, this place had become news headlines because the rainbow festival of the archipelago was held.
So after this year’s Ramadan in August 2020, several were held again new festival to increase the vector of visitors such as the Jogja Tempo Doeloe Festival with various competitions.
And the festival is free of entry fees without the need voucher card from August 1 to 31, 2020.
For those of you who were missed, don’t be discouraged. Htm for this museum is actually quite cheap, with only 3,000 tickets for adults and 2,000 for children.
With budget cheap, you can enjoy tours of this place starting from the opening time, which is 7 in the morning, until the closing time, which is 4 in the afternoon.
Around this area are also scattered several hotels and homestay which you can use as your overnight accommodation accordingly budget you have of course.
Lippo Plaza Jogja is also available cinema for those of you who want to watch cinema and celebrity fitness for those of you who like sports.
For those of you who are Jakarta residents who want to visit this museum but use public transportation, you don’t need to worry about hassles while you’re here.
Because this museum can be accessed on foot from Malioboro or by car or motorbike which you can rent to take a walk in this city. What are you waiting for? Come on visit Jogja!