Saturday, October 5, 2013

Semarang City at "Zero Kilometer"

There is just a small black granite obelisk in the middle of a garden in the middle of the street in front of Semarang Central Post Office Building. If somebody stand at this 0 kilometer marker position and facing to the east direction, he or she can directly see the 'mBerok Bridge' as an entry to Semarang Old City Conservation Area. Meanwhile, when somebody facing the opposite side, he or she can see the former Javasche Bank Building.

There are official regional government logos are found to all four obelisk sides. And at the lower part we can find a text that mentions that this is "0 kilometer" marker of the city. Maybe not every citizen aware that 0 kilometer of their own is simply located here. Nowadays, this "zero kilometer" point is situated at east-end of Pemuda (Bodjong) Street, a main busy street in Semarang City, surrounding by main regional government buildings such as Central Post Office, Government Financial Office and Regional Government Bank Office.