A walk down memory lane: Kota Lama - Pecinan - Kampung Bustaman - Kampung Pekojan - Kota Lama 🚶🏻♀️☀️
Used to be known as ‘Venice van Java’, as Semarang’s Berok River was once utilised as the major line for international trading vessels, the city hides a ton of interesting stories from the past. Who has any idea that the Berok Bridge was originally a bascule bridge so that boats could pass through? 😱 That’s why, once again, I’d like to say a big thanks to @bersukariawalk
—and of course Mba Nadin as our fun yet informative storyteller—for guiding us today! I’ll join more of your route trip for sure!
1. A marker that indicates that the area was once a Chinese Cemetery. It is located just opposite a Muslim Cemetery, where one of the oldest mosque in Semarang, Masjid Jami’ Pekojan—used to be a small mushala for Gujaratis tradesmen—is also situated.
2. Pigeons Terminal at Kampung Pekojan
Every evening the pigeon flying in droves, back to their respectful home (burung aja punya tempat berlabuh masa kamu engga? 🤧).
3. A ‘bedug’ inside Tay Kak Sie Temple
It is said that inside most of the temple in Indonesia, a ‘bedug’ can always be found hanging at the right side of the temple. It represents Muslim community that lives around the temple. You can’t deny that the cultural tolerance has invariably been the utmost foundation of us Indonesian since a long time ago :’)
4. A street corner at Kota Lama
Look at the green vw beetle and the green wall! 그냥 🐸
5. Came across pretty tiles with pretty pattern inside IBC Restaurant. And hey, it’s yellow!
6. A very ancient pulley-operated elevator found inside Jiwasraya office building. It is said that this elevator was the first pulley-operated elevator in South East Asia. How cool is that?!
7. Blenduk Church as seen from the third level of Jiwasraya building.
Dah, selesai ceritanya! Mblereng gaes~ Tapi one fine day indeed 🤙🏻
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