Pemalang Regency

Pemalang Regency in which the capital is Pemalang City, is adjacent to Java Sea in the north, Pekalongan Regency in the east, Purbalingga Regency in the south and Tegal Regency in the west.

HISTORY


The long history of Pemalang’s existence can be proven based on various archaeological findings from the prehistoric times. Among the findings are an ancestral terraced grave or ‘punden berundak’ and baths in the Southwest Moga Sub-district as well as a unique Ganesha statue, lingga and yoni (the symbol of fertility statue of Hindu worship), the grave and the tombstone in the Keropak Village. In addition, archaeological evidence indicating the existence of elements of Islamic culture can also be found in the tomb of Syech Maulana Maghribi in Kawedanan Comal and the burial of Rohidin, Sayyid Ngali - the uncle of Sunan Ampel - who also had a mission to introduce and teach Islam to the local community.

Pre Mataram


The presence of Pemalang in the sixteenth century can be attributed to the record of Rijklof Van Goens and the data in the book W FRUIN MEES, which states that in the year 1575 Pemalang was one of 14 independent regions on Java, led by a prince or king. In later developments, Senopati and Panembahan Sedo Krapyak from Mataram conquered these regions, including Pemalang. Since that time, Pemalang became the colony of ​​Mataram which were ruled by Prince or King Vasal.

Before the seventeenth century, Pemalang and Kendal was a more important area compared to Tegal, Pekalongan and Semarang. Therefore, the highway connecting the northern coastal area with the hinterland of Central Java (Mataram), passing Pemalang and Wiradesa, is considered the oldest road connecting the two areas.

Pemalang’s Population as rural settlements have established in the early period after Christ (AD) until the fourteenth and fiveteenth century, and then grew rapidly in the sixteenth century, in which was the period of Islamic development in Java, under the rule of Kingdom of Demak, Cirebon and then, Mataram. At that time, Pemalang has succeeded in forming a traditional government around the year 1575 with Pangeran Benawa as the figure of ruler, who came from Pajang.

‘Pangeran’ Benawa or Prince Benawa was originally the King of Jipang, who succeeded his deceased father, Sultan Adiwijaya. The position of the King was preceded by a fierce conflict between himself and Aria Pangiri. Unfortunately, Pangeran Benawa was only reigning for one year. he then passed away ~based on the belief of the residents~ Pangeran Benawa died in Pemalang and then buried in Penggarit Village (now the Tomb of Heroes of Penggarit).

Mataram Era


Pemalang then became a solid unified administrative region since R. Mangoneng/Pangonen or Mangunoneng, became the ruler of Pemalang with its center of power around Dukuh Oneng, Bojongbata Village, around the year 1622 AD. At that time, Pemalang is an appanage from Pangeran Purbaya of Mataram. According to some sources R Mangoneng is a leader who supports the Sultan Agung's policy. He was a figure whom against the VOC. Thus, Mangoneng known as a leader, warrior and national hero against the Dutch colonialism in the XVII century, that is the fighting against the Dutch under the banner of Sultan Agung of Mataram.

Around 1652, Sunan Amangkurat II appointed Ingabehi Subajaya to become the Regent of Pemalang, after Amangkurat II established the reign in Mataram after the Trunajaya’s uprising was extinguished with the help from the VOC in 1678. According to the Dutch’s records, in 1820 Pemalang was then ruled by a Regent named Mas Tumenggung Suralaya. In this period, Pemalang has been closely associated with Kanjeng Swargi or Kanjeng Pontang, a Regent who was involved in the Diponegoro war. Kanjeng Swargi is also known as Gusti Sepuh, and when the war took place, he managed to escape from the pursuit of the Dutch to the area Sigeseng or Kendaldoyong. The grave of Gusti Sepuh can be identified also as the grave of Kanjeng Swargi or Reksodiningrat. In the period of 1823-1825 which led by Regent Reksadiningrat, Dutch records revealed that the the regent who provide persistent assistance to the Dutch during Diponegoro war in the North Coast of Java was the regents of Tegal, Kendal and Batang, without mentioning Pemalang Regent.

Meanwhile in another sectionof P.J.F. Louw’s book entitled “De Java Oorlog Uan 1825 - 1830” reported that Resident Uan Den Poet organized people mobilization from Tegal, Pemalang and Brebes to defend from Diponegoro troops in September 1825 until the end of January 1826. The involvement of Pemalang in assisting the Dutch can be attributed to the Dutch statement that the Adipati Reksodiningrat was only officially registered as Pemalang Regent until 1825. Therefore, it is most likely of that the the mobilization of Pemalang’s people as army took place AFTER Adipati Reksodiningrat joined the Diponegoro troops, which resulted the termination Regent Reksodiningrat.

The rulling Regent of Pemalang in 1832 was Raden Tumenggung Sumo Negoro. At that time, the prosperity was abounded by the success of agriculture in Pemalang since Pemalang was a producer of rice, coffee, tobacco and nuts. In the Dutch report published in the early XX century mentioned that Pemalang is both an ‘afdeling’ or a department and a regency, under the authority of Karisidenan Pekalongan.

The Pemalang regency at that time were divided into two regions, namely Pemalang and Randudongkal; Pemalang Regency is also divided into 5 districts. Therefore, Pemalang was the name of regency, district and “Onderafdeling” or lower department/district of Karisidenan Pekalongan, Central Java Province.

The first capital of Pemalang District is in Oneng Village. Although there is no relics from this district but we can still found a clue: a ‘dukuh’ or a hamlet named Oneng which still exist today in Bojongbata Village. While, the second capital of Pemalang District can be firmly

said that it was in Ketandan. The remains of the building can still be seen until now, around Ketandan Clinic (District Health Office). The third district capital was inside the present district, which is an area near ‘Alun-alun’ or Square of Pemalang.

 

POST INDEPENDENCE


Furthermore, the present district is also a remnant of a building established by the Dutch Colonials, which subsequently experienced several times of rehab and renovation until finally changed to the form of Jogio building as typical of buildings in Central Java. Therefore, Pemalang District has also been established as an administrative entity post the Dutch colonial government. The governance of Pemalang Regency today has transformed from a feudalistic colonial bureaucratic to a bureaucracy that is more in line with today's management development.

As a tribute on the history of Pemalang Regency, the local government has agreed to give the attribute of the anniversary of Pemalang to commemorate and to honor the values ​​of patriotism and heroism ​​as a mirror and reminder of the people of Pemalang Regency. The decision of the anniversary day was going to attribute to the date of the war declaration of Pangeran Diponegoro against the Dutch Colonial Government, which is on July 20, 1823. However, based on discussions of experts formed by the Pemalang Government, the Pemalang Day was decided to be on January 24, 1575, coinciding with Thursday ‘Kliwon’ on 1 Syawal 1496 or 982 Hijriah. The Pemalang Day is stipulated in the Dictrict Regulation of District “Dati II” Pemalang Regency Number 9 year 1996 on the Anniversary of Pemalang Regency.

Year 1575 is manifested by Surya Sengkolo "Lunguding Sabdo Wangsiting Gusti" which has a literal meaning of wisdom, word ‘sabdo’, teachings, messages of the God, with value of 5751. While the year 1496 is manifested by Candra Sengkala "Tawakal Ambuko Wahananing Manunggal", which means literally as surrender, open, means/container/tool for unity or become one with a value of 6941. Whereas, ‘Sesanti’ the vision of Pemalang Regency is "Pancasila Kaloka Panduning Nagari" with literal meaning of five basic, famous, guidance/assistance, country/region with value of 5751.

GEOGRAPHICAL CONDITIONS

Pemalang Regency is one of the regencies in Central Java Province located on the north coast of Java Island. Astronomically, Pemalang Regency is situated between 109°17'30" - 109°40'30" E and 6°52'30" - 7°20'11" S. Pemalang Regency is approximately 135 Km to the east of Semarang (the capital city of Central Java Province), or approximately 2-3 hours by using land vehicle. Pemalang Regency has a total area of ​​1,115.30 Km 2 . It is adjacent to Java Sea in the north, Regency of Purbalingga in the south, Regency of Pekalongan in the east and Regency of Tegal in the east. Therefore, Pemalang Regency has a strategic position, both for trade and government context.

 

ADVANTAGES 


The achievements of Pemalang Regency are as follows:

  1. City/Regency with the most commitment to fulfill and protect children’s rights Award on Pratama Category, year 2015
  2. Exciting library program Awards (which is program from one of Indonesia's leading companies in 2016)
  3. Regional Marketing Award 2015 in accordance to promote local potencies

POTENCY


Pemalang Regency is also known to have many featured products as well as Woven Centre ATBM, convection, snake skin crafts, “glagah” broom and other potencies. In addition, Pemalang has a diversity of preserved cultural arts, among others are Sintren, Kuntulan and more. Regarding to culinary, Pemalang has several typical foods, such as grombyang, loso satay, dekem lontong, mixed tofu, comal apem, yeast and more.

TOURIST ATTRACTION

Widuri Water Park


For those who love challenges, try this one, the rides glide from a 11-meter tower. The rides that have these three skates will boost adrenaline, while competing with friends. The winding slider makes you feel as if riding a roller coaster. Visitors can choose whichever slide they want since it provides different level of thrill, on a 10-meter high platform, 100 meter of sliding length, three sled, 1 staircase, 800 square meters of water rides, and a pool with the depth of 0.5 meters to 1.5 meters.

Tingkir Nyamplung Sari Beach


This tourist attraction is located 12 kilometers northeast of Pemalang city, with an area of ​​about one hectare. It is an unspoiled beach with a panoramic of blue sea viw and the chirping of seagulls as well as traditional boats that adorn the beach. It is a romantic place with the beautiful "sun set", suitable for couples. Visitors will also be pampered by the boat rental cruises that ready to take them to the middle of the sea. There is also a playground for children.

Rengganis lake


It is located approximately 60 Km to the southeast Pemalang, which is in Watukumpul Sub- district. An area of ​​one hectare, the lake looks elegant with its fresh and clear water. The pine trees and the hill panorama will spoil every hiking and camping enthusiasts, where they can easily set up their tents while enjoying freshly catched fish from the lake while looking at the sunset. This tourist attraction is suitable for those wanting to unwind from their routine life.

Mendelem Hill Tour


A hill with an altitude of approximately 1,450 meters ASL, located approximately 42 km to the southeast of Pemalang city. An area of ​​3.5 ha that presents a charming scenery of steep terrain and diorite rocks that adorn most of the ridge. This tourist attraction is suitable for the rock climbing lover. From a distance, the hill looks like natural stone fault while the foot part of the hill looks like a nature-carved stone umbrella. At the foot of the hill, also, there is a cave that commonly used for retreat or meditation.

LICENSE AND FINANCING


Based on the Regulation of Pemalang Regent Number 13 year 2009 on the Transfer of Integrated Licensing Service Management to the Integrated Licensing Service Office of Pemalang Regency, there are 12 (twelve) licenses managed by KPPT, namely Permit of Principles/Recommendations, Location Certificate, Building Permit (IMB), Nuisance Permit (HO), Industrial Business License (IUI), Industrial Registration Certificate, Trading license (SIUP), Company Registration Number (TDP), Business License or Company Registration Certificate for Rice Milling, Huller, and Rice Distribution, Tourism Business License, Permit for Management and Exploitation of Swallow's Nest, Advertising Permit.

The Regulation of Pemalang Regent Number 18 year 2010 on the Transfer of Integrated Licensing Service Management to the Integrated Licensing Service Office of Pemalang Regency that replaces Regulation of Pemalang Regent Number 13 Year 2009, states that there are 70 (seventy) licenses transferred to KPPT, namely: District Public Works Office of six types of permit; District Cooperative, Small Medium Enterprises, Industry and Trading Office of one type of permit; District Marine and Fisheries Services Office of one type of permit; District Agriculture and Forestry Services Office of one type of permit; District Transportation, Communication and Informatics Office of one type of permit; District Culture and Tourism Office of 30 types of permit; District Social service, manpower and transmigration Office of 9 types of permit; and District Health Office of 9 types of permit. The licensing services can be conducted online through the site:

http://kpptpemalang.ddns.net/aplikasi_v2/login.php

Kantor Pelayanan Perijinan Terpadu Pemerintah Kabupaten Pemalang Alamat: Kebondalem, Kec. Pemalang, Kabupaten Pemalang, Jawa Tengah 52312
Phone: +62 (0284) 323541

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY


Fish Feed Industry


Background


A cultivated aquaculture area of ​​1.756 Ha that produce 9,760 ton of cultivation fishery, require 14,614 ton per year, which has been supplied from Jakarta and Surabaya so far.


Project Scope
Construction of a fish feed mill.

Location
Pemalang Regency


Financial Aspect
Estimated investment value: Rp 10,500,000,000
Net Present Value (NPV): Rp 17,536,096,236
Internal Rate of Return (IRR) is 52.42%
Payback period is 1.88


Resources Availability
Corn production as the raw material reaches 52,873 ton/year
Supporting Infrastructure
There is availability of electricity network, water line and road access.

Contact Person

Teguh Adi Nugroho, SSi, MT
Head of Cooperatives, Industry, Trade and Investment Regional Development Planning
Agency of Pemalang Regency (Bappeda Kabupaten Pemalang)
Jl. Jenderal Soedirman Timur No. 64, Pemalang
Telephone/Fax: +62 284 324584, 324585
Mobile: +62 8156947152
Email: eco_bppd_pml@yahoo.co.id

Integrated Milkfish Processing and Fish Flour Industry

Background


One of the featured commodity products in Pemalang Regency is ‘Bandeng’ or milkfish. It is recorded that the area of ​​fish ponds reaches 1,534 hectares, with production centres in Limbangan Village, Mojo Village, Blendung Village, Pesantren Village, Kerstosari Village, Kaliprau Village, Tasikrejo Village, Ketapang Village and Kendalrejo Village. However, the processing done is still traditional. This is an investment opportunity for the private sector to be able to develop a modern processing industry.

Project Scope

Processing the milkfish to become flavoured shredded milkfish and milkfish flour, with the
potential of to produce as many as 2,555 tons of fish flour.


Location

Ulujami Sub-district, Pemalang Regency.


Financial Aspect
Estimated investment value: Rp 8,000,000,000
Net Present Value (NPV): 1,239,490,306 rupiah

Internal Rate of Return (IRR): 18.96%
Payback period 4.35

Resources Availability

Milkfish production: 7,270 ton/year
Milkfish Waste: 2,181 ton/year
Marine fish waste: 8,441 ton/year


Contact Person


Teguh Adi Nugroho, SSi, MT
Head of Cooperatives, Industry, Trade and Investment Regional Development Planning
Agency of Pemalang Regency (Bappeda Kabupaten Pemalang)
Jl. Jenderal Soedirman Timur No. 64, Pemalang
Telephone/Fax: +62 284 324584, 324585
Mobile: +62 8156947152
Email: eco_bppd_pml@yahoo.co.id

Development of Industrial Estate


Background


Recently, there is a trend of factories (especially labor-intensive industries) in ‘Jabodetabek’ Jakarta Bogor Tanggerang Bekasi region and West Java to relocate their business to Central Java Province, due to the wages in Jakarta & West Java that are no longer competitive. The entrepreneurs start to face the difficulties to find land in Central Java that is specially allocated to business (especially for industry).


Pemalang Regency

has a land area dedicated to industries, with competitive prices and has a strategic location which is on the edge of the North Coast Road of Java (Pantura) and passed by the Trans Java Toll Road.

Project Scope :

  • procurement of land for lease/sale and self-built by entrepreneurs;
  • construction of factories/warehouses with minimal pollutants for rent/sale;
  • provision of mess/dormitory, health facilities, place of worship, sports,
    entertainment, shopping centers, culinary and banking;
  • construction of Integrated Wastewater Treatment Plant (IPAL), Power Plant
    development (self-supporting) and provision of clean water.

Location

Industrial area in Pemalang Regency is available as many as 543,81 Ha as follows:

  • in Lawangrejo - Sugihwaras corridor of 114,67 ha,
  • Beji Kedungbanjar corridor of 108,52 Ha,
  • Kalirandu corridor - Pesucen of 179,85 Ha and
  • corridor Cibiyuk - Jatirejo of 140,77 Ha,
  • with the average land price of 100,000-200,000/m 2 .


Investment Scheme

100% Private investment

Contact Person


Teguh Adi Nugroho, SSi, MT
Head of Cooperatives, Industry, Trade and Investment Regional Development Planning
Agency of Pemalang Regency (Bappeda Kabupaten Pemalang)
Jl. Jenderal Soedirman Timur No. 64, Pemalang
Telephone/Fax: +62 284 324584, 324585
Mobile: +62 8156947152
Email: eco_bppd_pml@yahoo.co.id


Source:
https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabupaten_Pemalang
http://www.pemalangkab.go.id/?p=566
http://bpmd.jatengprov.go.id/peluang-investasi/
http://www.promojateng-pemprovjateng.com/detail.php?id=2711

 

Geographical Location