Lawang Sewu Semarang: Tourism of the Most Awful But Charming Old Buildings in the Archipelago

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Lawang Sewu Semarang City

Connecting Semarang with ‘Vorstantenlanden’ (Surakarta and Yogyakarta) by way of the beginning of Semarang- Responsibilities in 1867 slang. The implementation of the construction began on February 27, 1904 and was completed 3 years after that in July 1907. Currently, the management of Lawang Sewu is under PT. KAI slang buddy.

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Lawang Sewu Semarang
Address: Jl. Youth, Sekayu, Kec. Central Semarang, Semarang City, Central Java 50132
Opening hours: 7 Am – 9 Pm
Architect: Cosman Citroen
Opened: 1909
Firms: JF Klinkhamer and BJ Ouëndag
Stone laying: 1904

The name Lawang Sewu itself comes from Semarang residents, slang friends. Lawang means the name ‘door’ and Sewu means ‘thousand’. A toponym for this building since decades later because it has a door with a lot of slang.

But that doesn’t mean Lawang Sewu really has a thousand doors. The number of doors in Lawang Sewu is actually only 429 slang friends. The position of the doors that were lined up parallel to the dimensions of the large windows made it seem as if the number reached thousands.

The Lawang Sewu Semarang building is divided into 3 buildings, equipped with a ballroom, a spacious dining room, a multipurpose building and a performance building in the form of an upside-down ark on the top floor. Building A is the main building and was previously used as the administrative office of the NIS slang.

Farda Tamama

Lawang Sewu Semarang City

Indonesian Len boruko

Currently building A is being renovated and closed to the public. In general, the appearance of the A Lawang Sewu building looks good and well-maintained. This building has become an icon of the city of Semarang because of its architectural prowess.

The second building is building B, which was built in 1916 and ended in 1918. This building is also undergoing renovation and revitalization. But it has been opened to the public so that local and foreign tourists can take a walk near the room while looking at the natural panorama of the craftsmen who are working.

Lawang Sewu Semarang City
Inside building B, we can also see an exhibition of pictures and architectural mockups of Lawang Sewu, my friends. The rest are many rooms that are still left empty because some have not been renovated and are used by slang.

The third building is a slang building. This building has a very small dimension compared to the two buildings and is used as a museum and exhibition space for Lawang sewu images.

Ground Room of Lawang Sewu

Lawang Sewu Semarang City
Enggar Murdiasih

Lawang Sewu also has a ground floor, slang. The hallway is black, stuffy and cold. It was originally used as a water storage area by the Dutch government before it shifted to a prison where prisoners were tortured by Japanese soldiers.

The prison was divided into 2 parts. Originally a squat prison, this prison has dimensions of 1.5 x 1.5 m with a size of about 60 centimeters, as many as 5 to 9 prisoners are put in a box of slang. Because the dimensions of the box that accommodates the limited position of the prisoners can only squat, then the box is filled with water, closed with iron bars until they die from losing their breath. Scary The second prison is a standing prison, slang.

Lawang Sewu Semarang City

Agung Kurniawan

This prison has dimensions of 60 centimeters x 1 m, 5 to 6 prisoners are put in this prison and then closed with iron doors until they die. If within a week, the prisoners in these two prisons have not died, so that their heads will be beheaded in a special room.

After that the bodies were collected in a sandbox and then thrown into a small river located next to the building. This time it was called Kali Garang, my slang. In accordance with its name, Garang means cruel, cruel because it is often tortured by the Dutch and Japanese governments until the color of the water changes to blood red. Really cruel and sadistic slang buddy.

Mystical Aura of Lawang Sewu Semarang

Lawang Sewu Semarang City
Lawang Sewu Semarang City

The fun of visiting Lawang Sewu is from a mystical sensation that seems to stick out when walking down the halls in every room. We seem to be able to feel the “coming” of the restless souls who died due to torture by the Japanese soldiers at that time (or because I was paranoid myself).

There are many community stories about mystical stories that are intertwined in Lawang sewu, friends, slang. For example, when visiting accompanied by astral beings, being photographed with astral beings, what’s even more terrible is that there are people who are reported to have died after exploring one of the guts test programs on one of the national private television stations.

Lawang Sewu Semarang City

Lawang Sewu Semarang City

The incident accompanied by this astral creature was felt by Sri (46), the people of Ungaran Gombel Semarang, who at that time came to Lawang Sewu, my slang. Another incident of being photographed with astral beings was also felt by Indra (23), a Peterongan community who did not plan to photograph a white shadow in the form of a headless old man in his photo. Hiii… Makes the hairs on my neck stand on end! The mystical story that overshadows Lawang Sewu like this has always been a certain attraction for tourists to visit it. slang buddy dare to try?

Sewu gate facilities

::Smoking Area.
::KDP room.
::Audio Visual Room.
::Managing Office.

Lawang Sewu Entrance Ticket Prices

Lawang Sewu Semarang City
Brother Fadly

The price of the Lawang Sewu Entrance Ticket is Rp. 10. 000 for visitors aged and Rp5. 000 for children and students, friends, slang. If you want, you can also hire a guide for IDR 30. 000 only slang buddy.

Lawang Sewu Route & Position

If you are a slang from the old city, go to Lawang Sewu. The journey is not far, just 10 minutes by motorbike or you can use the Trans Semarang bus from the Kota Lama terminal and then get off at the City Hall terminal. The location is on the Pemuda route, right in front of the Semarang youth monument.


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