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One of the monument that stand as a silent witness to Yogyakarta's development is called Tugu, which means column. The original Tugu was actually built to commemorate the establishment of Ngayogyakarta Sultanate in 1755. It was collapsed once, and replaced by a new form of construction shaped differently from the former cylindrical Tugu. Leading southward from Tugu towards Sultan's Palace is the Pangeran Mangkubumi Street, which becomes the Malioboro Street after the street pass the railroad station. Both sides of the streets are decorated with artistic lamps, and beautifully arranged small parks. In the old days, the Maliboro Street famously known as a defense base for the Indonesian against the Dutch. Nowadays, the Malioboro Street is well known as gathering place for many creative artists and craftsmen. At night, this main street is always crowded with people selling Yogyakarta's exotic cuisine called Gudeg, and of course other Javanese food. Customers can sit and relax on a mat, while enjoying their meal in Javanese tradition.