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Five Days Battle in Semarang

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The clashsed between Semarang youngsters and Japanese troops on October 14th to 19th 1945 was the heroic story that always commemorated as The Five Days Battle in Semarang. Every year the celebration is held on large scale around the Tugumuda.

The monument was built on November 10, 1950 and inaugurated by President Soekarno on May 20th, 1953 as reminder of the Semarang youngsters struggling story. The building is located in the area that captured so many of important event during the five days battle in Semarang which took a place on Pemuda Street, Imam Bonjol Street, Dr Soetomo Street and Lawangsewu building on Pandanaran Street.

The celebration itself not only resembled through ceremonial event, but also theatrical simulation which depicted the heroic struggle of Semarang youngsters against Japanese troops. The simulation become the allure for Semarang citizen.

The tourist come from all over city even from another country to see the heroic attraction in the simulation. For sure, the roads heading out to Tugumuda are closed to arrange the simulation. The simulation is made as close as possible with all the stories in the five days battle in Semarang.


Pertempuran antar para pemuda Semarang dan pasukan Jepang pada tanggal 14 hingga 19 Oktober 1945 adalah kisah heroik yang selalu diperingati sebagai Pertempuran Lima Hari di Semarang. Setiap tahun perayaan tersebut dilaksanakan pada skala besar di sekitar monumen Tugumuda.

Monumen ini dibangun pada tanggal 10 November 1950 dan diresmikan oleh Presiden Soekarno pada tanggal 20 Mei 1953 sebagai pengingat dari para pemuda yang sudah berjuang. Tugumuda ini terletak di daerah yang merekam banyak peristiwa penting selama lima hari pertempuran lima hari di Semarang yang berlangsung di antara Jalan Pemuda, Jalan Imam Bonjol, Jalan Dr Soetomo dan bangunan Lawang Sewu di Pandanaran Street.

Peringatan itu sendiri tidak hanya berupa acara seremonial tetapi juga menampilkan seni teatrikal simulasi yang menggambarkan perjuangan pertempuran para pemuda di Semarang melawan pasukan Jepang. Simulasi pertempuran menjadi daya pikat bagi warga masyarakat baik lokal maupun internasional.