Area Malioboro

06 Dec, 2020 06:46 WIB | Districts Kota Yogyakarta | 464 views
Area Malioboro


Malioboro is definitely familiar to anyone who has stopped in Yogyakarta. It is the name of one of the three streets in Yogyakarta City that stretches from Tugu Yogyakarta to the Yogyakarta Post Office intersection, consisting of Jalan Pangeran Mangkubumi, Jalan Malioboro and Jalan Jenderal A Yani. This road is the axis of the Yogyakarta Palace Imaginary Line.

However, on December 20, 2013, at 10.30 by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, the names of the two Malioboro roads were returned to their original names, Jalan Pangeran Mangkubumi became Jalan Margo Utomo, and Jalan Jenderal Achmad Yani became Jalan Margo Mulyo.

You must be thinking that the name of Malioboro itself is similar to one of the cigarette brands. Well, you’re not wrong, because over the years in the 1980s and later, a foreign cigarette brand was advertised and placed on the first building south of the railroad track - or effectively the last building in Malioboro, which undoubtedly attracted both locals and foreigners, and they began to call the street names with that foreign cigarette product being advertised.


It is also said that Malioboro Street is an attractive tourist attraction, because, along Malioboro street, there are rows of street vendors selling various kinds of goods, such as Batik clothes, accessories, handicrafts, ethnic bags, sandals, and other items that characterize the city of Yogyakarta that you can buy and bring it home as a souvenirs, collections, and so on.

Apart from street vendors, there are also rows of shops and malls in the Malioboro street area. Both street vendors and shops are open from morning to evening.


At night, the Malioboro street will be filled with lesehan (sit on the floor) stalls selling Yogyakarta specialties. This area of ??Jalan Malioboro is also used as a gathering place or hangout place for young people. 

Not only that, in this three-street area (Margo Utomo street, Malioboro street, and Margo Mulyo street) there are also several historical and iconic objects to visit, including the Yogyakarta Monument, Tugu Station, Gedung Agung, Beringharjo Market, Fort Vredeburg, and the Serangan Oemoem 1 Maret Monument.

Of course, there are several Instagrammable spots which attract many people, such as TItik Nol Yogyakarta or also known as Yogyakarta Post Office crossroads.

Currently, Jalan Malioboro looks wider because the parking lot on the side of the road has been moved to the Abu Bakar Ali parking area. It along with the local government plans to make Malioboro as a semi-pedestrian area in the future.

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