The Two Alun - Alun of Malang

Purnawan Basundoro (2015) The Two Alun - Alun of Malang. In: Cars, Conduits and Kampongs : The Modernization of the Indonesian City 1920 - 1960. Tuta Sub Aegide Pallas 1683. ISBN 978-90-04-28069-4

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Arguably the most prominent characteristic of a typical town in Java is the presence of an alun-alun or town square. In general an alun-alun is a large open space; ordinary citizens often think of it as a field in the centre of the town. In some cities the alun-alun takes the form of a square studded with shady trees. An alun-alun is usually imagined as the core of the Javanese town, in part because it typically forms the 'heart' of a whole network of streets. But more significantly, the alun-alun carries symbolic significance because, traditionally, it was located directly in front of the palace (kraton), or regional kabupaten, the traditional seats of Javanese power. The traditional model on which all such alun-alun drew and in terms of which they were imagined was the Kraton of Yogyakarta. This was located on an imaginary line, which connected the Southern ocean, the south ern alun-alun, the palace itself, the northern alun-alun, and Mount Merapi on a north-south axis.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alun-Alun, Malang
Subjects: A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities > AZ200-361 History
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
Divisions: 12. Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Ilmu Sejarah
Purnawan BasundoroNIDN0027057501
Depositing User: Mrs Nadia Tsaurah
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 08:15
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 08:15
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