Tugu Muda is one of popular spot in Semarang and located 6 minutes away from Hotel Ciputra Semarang, you can reach this place by car via Jalan Pandanaran or walking approximately 1.8km.
Tugu Muda is a stone monument in Semarang, Java commemorating the struggle for independence by Indonesian youth. It was dedicated by President Sukarno on 20 May 1953 to commemorate the continuous five-day battle between the youth of Semarang and a Japanese battalion led by Major Kido from 14–19 October 1945.
Japanese forces drove the Dutch from Indonesia as the "elder brother of Asia"; however, the Japanese were crueler to dissidents than their Dutch counterparts.
The stone monument consists of a foundation, body and head. One side of the monument is done in relief, with ornamental ponds and gardens surrounding it.