Battle’45 Museum (Museum
Joang’45) collects inheritances from the Indonesian independence battle
time, that used/worn by Indonesian warriors. Visiting Battle’45 Museum
would increase your knowledge and insight about Indonesian journey from
the colonization time until finally free and independent. Jakarta
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Battle’45 Museum Front DoorOn the Netherland
Indies time the building was occupied as a hotel, named Schomper
Hotel. When Holland surrendered on 8th March 192, the building was
taken over by Japan, and then handed over to Japan Propaganda Bureau
(Sendebu). In July 1942, Sendebu handed over the building to Indonesian
youth to be used as an educational facility to support Japanese
government in Indonesia. Japan also allowed the building to be used as
a place to educate the youth to prepare the freedom of Indonesia. The
building was occupied as a political education facility by Japan,
funded by ‘Gunseikanbu Sendebu’. Japan intended to educate Indonesian
youths to be its cadres for the interest of the Great East Asian.
However, Indonesian leaders who taught in the building broke Japanese
plan by implanted the youths with a pure aspiration of a free
Indonesia. The educational center then recognized by the name of
“Ashrama Angkatan Baru Indonesia” (literary translation: Indonesian New
Generation Dormitory), but then changed to be Asrama Menteng 31
(Menteng 31 Dormitory). The youths were known as Menteng 31 Youth. In
1972 the building was determined as a historical building protected by
the Monument Law. On 19th August, 1974 the building changed to be
Museum Joang’45 (Battle’45 Museum).
collections of Battle’45 Museum are including office cars of the first
Indonesian president and vice president, Soekarno and Hatta. Those cars
have plate identity # of REP1 and REP2. Battle’45 Museum also has
collections of photos and paintings that show the struggle of Indonesia
from 1945 to 1950. Some images of the independence day warriors
presented in form of chest sculptures.
Other Places Near to Battle’45 Museum
Tani (Farm Monument), Taman Ismail Marzuki (Ismail Marzuki Park),
Planetarium, Masjid Cut Meutia (Cut Meutia Mosque) and Jalan Cikini.
* To visit Battle’45 Museum you can use personal vehicle, taxi
or bajaj. Battle’45 Museum located about 2km away from National
Monument (Monas). * There’s a souvenir shop next to Battle’45 Museum if you want to buy some souvenirs from the museum.