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Lawang Sewu - Semarang ( 8 Aug 2008)
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Poster Golden_Girl Offline
Posted 22 Nov 08 14:18
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Lawang Sewu means thousands of doors ... this building was built by the Dutch in 1908 and in 1920 this was used for the head office of the Dutch Train Department (Nederlandsch Indische Spoor-weg Maatschapij) ... after the independence of indonesia, this building was used for a military office of the indonesian army (kodam IV/diponegoro) ... and now - for the last few years - this building has been empty ... (( and we heard that it is full of ghosts !!!! ))
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#90176 - 22 Nov 08 15:40 Re: Lawang Sewu - Semarang ( 8 Aug 2008) [Re: Golden_Girl]
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Nice photos. Did you take them yourself?
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#90178 - 22 Nov 08 19:15 Re: Lawang Sewu - Semarang ( 8 Aug 2008) [Re: Piss Salon]
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thanks. yep, we took those photos ourselves.

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#90181 - 22 Nov 08 19:31 Re: Lawang Sewu - Semarang ( 8 Aug 2008) [Re: Golden_Girl]
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Ive always wanted to visit this place.. will get there eventually smile

I think it was also used by Japanese troops and their "comfort women" smile
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#90182 - 22 Nov 08 19:35 Re: Lawang Sewu - Semarang ( 8 Aug 2008) [Re: bulegaul]
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I think it was also used by Japanese troops and their "comfort women"

nope... during the jap time, the basement of this building was used to torture indonesians and dutch man+women ... comfort women (jugun ianfu) complex was located in Bulu area, its about 500 metres from this building towards the airport.

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#90183 - 22 Nov 08 19:39 Re: Lawang Sewu - Semarang ( 8 Aug 2008) [Re: Golden_Girl]
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ta for the correction smile

My next travel journey will be to Ambon and Banda..(my husband is half ambonese) cant wait smile
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#90184 - 22 Nov 08 19:44 Re: Lawang Sewu - Semarang ( 8 Aug 2008) [Re: bulegaul]
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Quoting: bulegaul
ta for the correction smile

My next travel journey will be to Ambon and Banda..(my husband is half ambonese) cant wait smile


i believe that banda is amazingly pretty ... our last time travelling to maluku was to Tual ... we wish to come back ( but not to see the riot there ((( again ))) )

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#90185 - 22 Nov 08 20:06 Re: Lawang Sewu - Semarang ( 8 Aug 2008) [Re: Golden_Girl]
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oh yeh... tual I agree with that.. have seen some photos of the beaches smile amazing smile
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#90269 - 23 Nov 08 14:39 Re: Lawang Sewu - Semarang ( 8 Aug 2008) [Re: bulegaul]
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the beaches in Tual were soooooooooo beautiful ... i couldn't recall why we chose tual instead of banda neira

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#91793 - 13 Dec 08 11:14 Re: Lawang Sewu - Semarang ( 8 Aug 2008) [Re: Golden_Girl]
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Awww, ive been here with my friends once at 1 am, we were looking for demons, hihihihi.
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#114054 - 09 Jan 11 14:20 Re: Lawang Sewu - Semarang ( 8 Aug 2008) [Re: kuncung]
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i have been here. a lot of memory in this place. am happy that i can see it again on pics.

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#114115 - 12 Jan 11 09:53 Re: Lawang Sewu - Semarang ( 8 Aug 2008) [Re: Golden_Girl]
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very nice!
I wish one day I can visit thes places smile
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#116822 - 15 Sep 11 16:22 Re: Lawang Sewu - Semarang ( 8 Aug 2008) [Re: Golden_Girl]
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Quoting: Golden_Girl
(( and we heard that it is full of ghosts !!!! ))


shocked GHOSTS???!!! is the man standing in the stair one of them???!!!
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