|The Parade Plein, as it appears on 1915. The muziektent in the left side is used as a place for the music performance, its commonly existed in the city-park. (source: Leiden University Library)|
Srigunting Park, It’s located on the old city area of Semarang, appropriatelly on the side of Letjen Suprapto Street . Formerly, The name was Parades Plein. The name was taken from the parade of the Dutch-Indies Army that often held on this park. The appearance is just an open field on the old times, but now the appearance is quite different. The Government of Semarang City, built the park beautifully, added some pedestrian path, bench and also plenty of flowers.
|Kopelskerk or Gereja Blenduk as seen from |
Srigunting Park on 2007
Near of Srigunting park, there is located the first modern architectures building on Semarang. The building now used as the office of Jiwasraya Insurances. The architect of the building was Thomas Karsten, the famous architect on colonial era. The building has an art-deco architecture, like’s the ordinary building that Karsten designed. Then, faced to the south side, we’ll see the unique building called Marba. Built in the middle of 19th century as a shop.
Srigunting park, now becomes one’s of the public corner on the Semarang city. Every day, many people spent their time over there. To study, to take a rest, or just spent their time with their friends. Whatever, more people comes to Srigunting park, the littering problem also become a threat to the park. So, its become our responsibility to keep it cleans every time we going there.