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Lawang Sewu Building

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Lawang Sewu Building

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c c wrote a review Aug 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia55 contributions10 helpful votes
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They are open till 5pm with security protocol in front of the ticket office. In the corona pandemic, they only opened in a few areas. Cleanliness is a major issue at Lawang Sewu, and the worst part is the large number of promotional stalls on the front yard, blocking the view. It would be nice if the building management considered this issue. Don't let money or sponsors ruin the beautiful view of Lawang Sewu.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Harry K Harkbipolar wrote a review Aug 2020
Santa Monica, California119 contributions4 helpful votes
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well i think i don't need to write any information such historical and the building itself for you can find a lot of information about it on the internet, but one thing to let you know, i went there last year around november - december 2019 , that was my second visit, and was a bit disappointed after i knew the fact that underground closed down. it's not open for the public anymore
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Date of experience: November 2019
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indojavaholiday wrote a review Jun 2020
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia16 contributions
Lawang Sewu is a historic building in Indonesia located in Semarang City, Central Java. This building, which used to be the office of the Nederlands-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij or NIS. It was built in 1904 and completed in 1907. It is located at the Tugu Muda circle which was formerly called Wilhelminaplein. Local people call it Lawang Sewu because the building has so many doors, despite the fact that the number of doors does not reach one thousand. This building has many windows that are tall and wide, so people often think of it as a gate. This old building is the location of a great battle between the AMKA youth or the Train Youth Force against Kempetai and Kidobutai, Japan. Therefore the Semarang City Government includes Lawang Sewu as one of 102 ancient or historic buildings in the city of Semarang that are worth protecting. Currently the old building has undergone a stage of conservation and revitalization carried out by the Unit Preservation of objects and historic buildings of PT Kereta Api Company. During the Japanese occupation in 1942, the basement of the Lawang Sewu building was formerly a drainage channel but was converted into an underground prison as well as a drainage channel. This building is also a silent witness to the fierce battle between the people of Indonesia and the Japanese army, known as the Battle of Five Days in Semarang. This underground jailis is a witness to the torture and massacre of Indonesian people, which was carried out by the Japanese army at the time of forced labor or romusha. The atmosphere in this place makes the hair stand on end, especially when entering a corner of a narrow room shaped like small pools that were used as prisoners. ________________________________ Follow @indojavaholiday #borobudurtemple #sukamade #exploreindonesia #explorejogja #ijen #indojavaholiday #prambanan #driving #indonesiaoverland #tumpaksewu #photoart #iphoneonly #timangbeach #jomblangcave #jakarta #traveling #instagram #travel #singapura #bromo #bali #italia #jogjaistimewa #jogjaku #fff #lll #flf #lb #fff😊
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Date of experience: February 2020
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9999stephenh wrote a review Mar 2020
Bandung, Indonesia31 contributions13 helpful votes
This is an amazing building (collection of buildings, actually) that has been very well restored. I stopped taking photos & videos only when storage space had run out and the battery was nearly flat! I visited at night-time but - despite Lawang Sewu's reputation - I didn't spot any ghosts!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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deddy p wrote a review Mar 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia75 contributions23 helpful votes
Want to come hassle free? Use public transport (Taxi). Come on weekdays. U wanna get a good photos, come by night time. Need a help for a good photo spot, you may asked a kinda of tour guide inside. No parking space......
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Date of experience: March 2020
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