Solo is nothing more than a quiet secluded village located in 10 km east of Kartasura. It is the capital of Mataram kingdom. Pakubuwana II who was the king of Mataram supported China against the Dutch, then Pakubuwono II sought a more favorable place to rebuild his kingdom, and in 1745 the Kingdom was dismantled and marched to Surakarta City on the banks of Kali (River) Bengawan Solo. February 18, 1745 is considered as the official birthday of the city. It is said that he chose the place to be the new palace was located in a small lake. The historian's "babad" or an official court records still mention that the lake was drained by supporting the myth of the southern queen of Nyi Roro Kidul.
In 2014, the population of Surakarta Regency was 510,000 inhabitants and by 2015 the population in Surakarta regency has increased to 512,230 inhabitants, consisting of 249,110 male population and 263.110 female population.
The number of population aged 15 years and over (age of workforce) in 2014 in Surakarta regency was 275,191 inhabitants while in 2015 for population aged 15 years and over (labor force) in Surakarta regency was 284.076 inhabitants. For the minimum wage applied in Surakarta regency in 2015 was Rp. 1.222.400 and then increased in 2016 to Rp 1.418.000.
By 2015, there were 277 Primary Schools in Surakarta Regency and 7 Madrasah Ibtidaiyah. For the level of Junior High School there were 54 and 8 Madrasah Tsanawiyah. For senior high school and vocational high school level there were 87, while for Madrasah Aliyah there were 6 schools.
City’s Human Rights Award
Wahana Tata Nugraha Kencana Award (The best Transportation Systems)
1st Prize of the Habitat Day in Central Java Province
Regional Marketing Award, Unqualified Exception (WTP)
The Best Cultural Heritage Preservation Award
a. Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta
Established by Pakoe Boewono II in 1745 AD. Previously, the capital of Keraton was in Kartasura, which is approximately 12 km west from Solo City. In Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta, it can be found an Art Gallery which keeps various historical objects that have high artistic and historical value. Some of the collections are kereta kencana (a palace keshik), various kinds of weapons, shadow puppets and other ancient relics. Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta is open to the public every day at 08.30 AM -02.00 PM, and Sundays at 08.30 AM -01.00 PM. It is closed on Fridays.
Physically, the Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta building consists of the core building and its supporting environments such as a Gate called Gladag in the South. Then there are two squares to the north and south of the palace. There is also a famous Grand Mosque and Batik Market, Pasar Klewer. Kyai Slamet, a white buffalo which was sacred as one of the heirlooms of Surakarta Kasunanan Palace.
b. Radya Pustaka Museum
It is the oldest museum in Indonesia. It was established on October 28, 1890 by Kanjeng Adipati Sosroningrat IV, pepatih dalem during the reign of Pakoe Boewono IX and Pakoe Boewono X. Radya Pustaka Museum also has a library keeping the cultural and knowledge of history books, art and traditions and literature both in Old Javanese or Dutch.
Radya Pustaka Museum is located on Jalan Slamet Riyadi, located within the complex of Taman Budaya Budaya Sriwedari. In this museum is stored a collection of ancient objects that have high artistic and historical value, such as: some statues of stone and bronze from the Hindu and Buddhist era. Some collections of ancient kris (keris) and various traditional weapons, a set of gamelan, shadow puppets & wayang beber, a collection of ceramics and various other art goods.
The Radya Pustaka Museum also provides books on cultural and art history. Most of the books here are written in Javanese as well as Dutch. Radya Pustaka Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday at 08.30 AM - 01.00 PM.
c. Pura Mangkunegaran
PURA MANGKUNEGARAN (Mangkunegaran Palace) was built in 1757 by Raden Mas Said also known as Pangeran Sambar Nyawa, after the signing of the Salatiga negotiation on 13 March. Raden Mas Said then became Pangeran Mangkoe Nagoro I. Mangkunegaran Palace consists of two main parts: a pendopo (a large, covered porch or veranda in front of a house) and a palace flanked by the residence of the royal family. The interesting thing is the whole palace is made of round teak / utub. PENDOPO is a Joglo with four saka guru (main pillars) used for reception and traditional Javanese dance performances. There is a set of gamelan called Kyai Kanyut Mesem. Most of the gamelan is still complete and is played on certain days to accompany the traditional dance exercises. In the DALEM there is Pringgitan, the word “pringgitan” came from the Javanese word “ringgit”, which meant puppet. The place is used for the noble family to welcome guests. This room is also used to perform leather puppets.
In the pringgitan, there are some paintings by Basuki Abdullah, a famous painter from Solo. Dalem is also used to display various collections of precious, high artistic and historical value of relics. There is a collection of traditional masks from various regions of Indonesia, ancient books from the time of Majapahit and Mataram, a collection of various gold jewelry and collection of several portraits of Mangkunegoro. Pura Mangkunegaran also has a library called Rekso Pustoko. Collection of traditional masks from various regions in Indonesia, such as Solo, Jogjakarta, Cirebon, Madura and Bali. Some collections of masks from China. Visitors can get various souvenirs at Pare Anom art shop. Pura Mangkunegaran opens to the public every day at 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM, Friday at 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sunday at 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM. There are also some collections of trains that are used for traditional ceremonies.
LICENSING AND FINANCING
To solve the problem of Licensing in Surakarta, it can be arranged at the office of Investment and Integrated Service Agency (BPMPT) of Surakarta on Jl. General Sudirman No. 2 Surakarta, Telp. (0271) 653693, 642020 Psw. 324,325 Fax. (0271) 644308.
The Development of Tower Solo Techno Park In Surakarta
The city of Surakarta is prepared to be the City of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE). Various events are held in Surakarta such as World Heritage Cities Conference & Expo (WHCCE), Solo Batik Carnival, SIEM, Bengawan Solo Fair, Borobudur Travel Mart. On the implementation, it often faces some difficulties in providing the MICE facilities such as the lack of comfortable large capacity rooms and adequate audio-visual equipment. If there is an event involving 3,000 people, it will surely be placed in Bali or Jakarta because of the difficulty of finding a convention hall in Surakarta.
b. Project Scope
Solo Techno Park Tower is a building needed by Surakarta City Government to support MICE activities with large capacity and equipped with supporting facilities such as hotel, office, tower of view, ballroom for exclusive activities and restaurant. It also features public facilities that can be used for free in the form of public space in which there is a shopping arcade and various children's games.
Jl. Ki Hajar Dewantara, Kentingan, Jebres, Surakarta 57126
d. Financial Aspect
Estimated investment value: Rp 700 Billion
e. Investment Scheme
100% Private Investment
f. Supporting Infrastructure
Asphalt road, clean water, electricity, telecommunication network
g. Contact Person
Dra. Ida Faridah, MH
Head of Investment Promotion Sub Division Board of Investment and Integrated Licensing of Surakarta City
Address : Jl. Jenderal Sudirman No. 2 Komplek Balaikota Surakarta
Phone / Fax : +62271 653693 / +62271 653693
Mobile : +628122608961
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