If we chance to visit Yogyakarta, we certainly will not miss a visit to the Jl. Malioboro. Not far away will be seen Tugu Malioboro. There is a story that menarig about this monument.
Tugu Yogyakarta Malioboro or monument is much different now with the current whereabouts are built. Built by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuono I, founder of the palace of Yogyakarta. Another name of this monument is a monument or a monument golong gilig Pal Putih (white deed).
This monument has a symbolic and is a magical line that connects the South Sea, Kraton Yogyakarta and Mount Merapi. When built, this building illustrates manunggaling subjects Gusti, a spirit of unity (golang gilig) people and the rulers against invaders. The spirit is reflected on a cylindrical pole (gilig) and round-shaped peaks (golong) until the Tugu monument dinamakanlah golong gilig. The monument was also used as a direction when the Sultan in meditation facing the peak of Merapi.
Tugu before the earthquake June 10, 1867:
Mast cylinder, conical upward. Essentially a circular fence. Rounded peak. The height of the monument to 25 meters.
Th 1889, the Dutch government to renovate the monument:
Form a square with a kind decorated stele showing anyone involved in the renovation. The top becomes the pointed cone. The height to 15 meters.
Since then the statue of De Witt Paal (Tugu White Pal).
Actually overhaul of the monument by the Dutch government intends to erode the unity of the people and king. But seeing the struggles of the people and the king of Yogyakarta, which took place thereafter, it appears that these efforts did not succeed. Not only that, as of late the government wants to change the leadership of Governor of Yogyakarta with an electoral system, the people of Yogyakarta compact refuse against. Wow, what is also a series of myths of the many myths that exist in Yogyakarta? I do not know! We follow the course of development to happen next!