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All About Bundaran Hotel Indonesia Monument

All About Bundaran Hotel Indonesia Monument

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You may frequently have seen this monument of a couple waving their hands to north direction. This monument was built right above the Bundaran HI fountain. Surrounded by 4 well-known five-star hotels (Grand Hyatt Hotel, Pullman Hotel, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and Kempinski Hotel) and located on the intersection of Jl. Sudirman, Jl.Thamrin, Jl. Imam Bonjol, Jl. Sutan Syahrir, and Jl. Kebon Kacang. Besides Monas, this monument is also being Jakarta’s city icon. Here are 8 facts you should know about this monument!

1. This monument was built by the initiation of President Soekarno on August 17th 1961 for welcoming Sea Games IV held in Indonesia.

2. Henk Ngantung (the Jakarta’s Vice Governor at that era) also contributed on designing this monument with Edhi Sunarso, the well-known sculptor in Indonesia.

3. This monument is also called Selamat Datang Monument (Selamat Datang is Indonesian for “Welcome”)

4. Patung Selamat Datang is facing north to welcome the honored national guest and people who come from Monas to the south area of Jakarta.

5. On the other hand, this icon symbolized a farewell for they who want to leave Jakarta and go back to the north direction of Kemayoran Airport.

6. It made from bronze has 5 meters of height from head to toe, 7 meters of height from the toe to the tip of the waving hands, and 10 meters high of the pile.

7. This Jakarta’s icon is also surrounded by five fountain formations, symbolizing Pancasila, the ideology of Indonesian Republic.

8. The monument is also a symbol of greetings to Jakarta as the capital city and Metropolitan City of Indonesia, for Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, Good Night, and Happy Sunday. The Jakarta’s people also call this monument as Jali-Jali Monument.