Serap Aspirasi lewat Tarling

UPAYA Bupati Demak Tafta Zani dalam menyerap aspirasi rakyatnya patut diacungi jempol. Melalui program Tarawih Keliling (Tarling), Bupati Zani bisa berdialog langsung bersama masyarakat setempat di berbagai lapisan.
Seperti di Desa Jatimulyo, Bonang, sebelum sholat Tarawih, Bupati bersama rombongan yang sebelumnya berbuka di rumah Kades Jatimulyo ini,mendengarkan keluhan dan harapan warga. Menurut Kades Jatimulyo Solikhin, Pamsismas di desanya sudah berjalan, dan manfaat air bersihnya juga sudah bisa dirasakan warga desa. Selain itu,betonisasi jalan desa hampir menyeluruh. Untuk tahun ini, betonisasi di Dukuh Guridkulon dari dana ADD, sedangkan betonisasi di Dukuh Kledung dari PNPM.
Normalisasi kali T-39 untuk pengairan sawah sudah terwujud, hanya saja kondisi jembatan utama penghubung jalur Bonang-Demak dengan Desa Sukodono, Krajanbogo, dan Jatimulyo nyaris ambruk.Pondasi jembatan yang dibangun saat AMD (ABRI Masuk Desa) tahun 1980 dulu, sekarang hampir tinggal sejarah. Beberapa pondasinya kropos,truk pun tak berani melewatinya. (sukma)
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Great Train Stations Poncol Imam Bonjol Semarang

Station Poncol 2009

Station Poncol Nows
This station is one of the legacy work of Henry Maclaine Pont, a Dutch architect who many of the world acting on Indonesian architecture. some details of a unique building element is shown by the designers try, for example on a wooden pole in front. The building has architectural integrity that lead to international quality, in accordance with his time and established a type of building perangkutan in the modern era. Integrity continuity of function as a railway station is still well preserved. Building linkages with the history of railways in Semarang and prominent architect Maclaine Pont as a lot of merit in architectural highlight Nusantara bagunan added significance for the station. In accordance with the setting, this building has a large role in forming the region as the point of capture when seen from Jl. Bonjol priests. As one of the buildings that represent the work of Pont a little in the archipelago, Poncol Station building with sustainability is a function of station buildings can still be seen today.

Address: Jl Imam Bonjol 115 Semarang 
Phone Number: 024 354 4496 355 6985, 358 5092 
Fax number: 358 6587

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A magnificent building stands apart from other buildings in the northern area of Semarang's Old City. Shape is similar buildings with similar functions, as a destination and transit trains. Elongated main building flanked by buildings on either side. Different from the main building, typical of buildings built during the reign of the Dutch East Indies.
Semarang Tawang station name. High buildings with pillars and solid walls forming the ambience. The top of the dome-shaped roof which indicates that the architectural style. Dominate the curved and rectangular shapes ornament the building. Canopy at the entrance give the impression of this station exclusively.
"The letter from the directors of the NIS (Nederlandsch Indische Spoorweg) in the Netherlands on the NIS director in Indonesia, expects construction of a functional station. For the station building, should not be ugly, but not necessarily grandiose," said Cahyono, lover of Indonesian railways, Thursday (8 / 12).
On 29 April 1911, NIS began to realize the results of this Blauwboer draft-Sloth. Three years later, the station was ready to operate. Joint Station West Semarang (Poncol) and Central Station (Jurnatan), prepared to welcome the Tawang Station Koloniale tentoon stelling. Tawang station into a visitor door. Not surprisingly, the lobby shows elegance. White color cover almost all the inner walls. Brown color of copper into penghiasnya, whether buildings or other decoration ornaments. Stone sculpture depicts two series of train cab and the four sides adorned the walls. While the center line of the roof space lit by four light dome decorated with a matching color. Elongated glass windows around the top of the building, including under the dome, adding lighting.
According to Chief of Station Tawang, Purwanto, form the main building is currently not changed much, although there are additions and renovations, including floor elevation. Exaltation performed twice in the 1990s. Section, the sea water runoff (rob) that threatens the region north of the city of Semarang started to go into the station area. Almost 1.5 meters tall buildings is reduced because backfill. As a result, some parts had to be adjusted, for example, a high reduction in the door.
Building the station was still well maintained. Function of the building is still preserved as a railway station. Moreover, the volume of passengers per year at this station reaches more than 600,000 people. However, few people are aware that ditapaki stations are historic buildings. 

(Published in Kompas Central Java Edition, December 9, 2005)


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History of Semarang

Semarang's history dates back to the ninth century, when it was known as Bergota. By the end of fifteenth century, a Javanese Islamic missionary from nearby Sultanate of Demak with the name of Kyai Pandan Arang founded a village and an Islamic boarding school in this place. On May 1, 1547, after consulting Sunan Kalijaga, Sultan Hadiwijaya of Pajang declared Kyai Pandan Arang the first bupati (regent) of Semarang, thus culturally and politically, on this day Semarang was born.
In 1678, Sunan Amangkurat II promised to give control of Semarang to the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a part of a debt payment. In 1682, the Semarang state was founded by the Dutch colonial power. On October 5, 1705 after years of occupations, Semarang officially became a VOC city when Susuhunan Pakubuwono I made a deal to give extensive trade rights to the VOC in exchange of wiping out Mataram's debt. The VOC, and later, the Dutch East Indies government, established tobacco plantations in the region and built roads and railroads, making Semarang an important colonial trading centre.
NIS company head office, Semarang, Dutch East Indies, 1901.
Even though in the Dutch East Indies Batavia was the political center of government and Surabaya became the center of commerce, the third largest city in Java was Semarang. As off VOC times Semarang had always been an important center of government for North Java, employing many Indo-European officials, until Daendels (1808-1811) simplified burocracy by eliminating this extra layer of officialdom. The city’s expansion declined until in 1830 the Java War ended and export commerce via the north of Java picked up again. Trade from the south and the middle of Java, where many Indo entrepreneurs rented and cultivated plantations, flourished. Soon the government invested in the establishment of a railway infrastructure which also employed many Indo people. The historic presence of a large Indo (Eurasian) community in the area of Semarang is also reflected by the fact a creole mix language called Javindo existed there.[1] Nowadays there is no substantial Indo community left in Semarang, as most fled the city during the Indonesian national revolution in the middle of the 20th century.
In the 1920s, the city became a center of leftist and nationalist activism. With the founding of the Communist Party of Indonesia in the city, Semarang became known as the "Red City". The Japanese military occupied the city along with the rest of Java in 1942, during Pacific War of World War II. During that time, Semarang was headed by a military governor called a Shiko, and two vice governors known as Fuku Shiko. One of the vice governors was appointed from Japan, and the other was chosen from the local population.
After Indonesian independence in 1945, Semarang became the capital of Central Java province.


The city of Semarang divided into 16 districts (kecamatan) and 177 sub-districts of (kelurahan). The 16 districts are: West Semarang, East Semarang, Central Semarang, North Semarang, South Semarang, Candisari, Gajahmungkur, Gayamsari, Pedurungan, Genuk, Tembalang, Banyumanik, Gunungpati, Mijen, Ngaliyan, and Tugu.
A Bupati (regent) used to be the head of government in Semarang until 1906. After 1906, the city of Semarang was headed by a Mayor (Walikota).
Mayors of Semarang after Indonesian independence:
  1. Moch. lchsan
  2. Koesoebiyono (1949 - 1 July 1951)
  3. RM Hadisoebeno Sosrowardoyo (1 July 1951 - 1 January 1958)
  4. Abdulmadjid Djojoadiningrat (7 January 1958 - 1 January 1960)
  5. RM Soebagyono Tjondrokoesoemo (1 January 1961 - 26 April 1964)
  6. Wuryanto (25 April 1964 - 1 September 1966)
  7. Soeparno (1 September 1966 - 6 March 1967)
  8. R. Warsito Soegiarto (6 March 1967 - 2 January 1973)
  9. Hadijanto (2 January 1973 - 15 January 1980)
  10. Imam Soeparto Tjakrajoeda (15 January 1980 - 19 January 1990)
  11. Soetrisno Suharto (19 January 1990 - 19 January 2000)
  12. Sukawi Sutarip (19 January 2000 – 19 January 2010)
  13. Soemarmo HS (19 January 2010 - present)

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