Monumen Argo Pantes: The Land Mark of Tangerang


Many cities in Indonesia have their own 0 Km landmark. Monas is already known as the 0 km land mark of Jakarta. Tangerang, the neighboring city, have also their landmark. The name is Monumen Argo Pantes, which resides at Jl. Ki Samaun, Tangerang near the Pasar Lama Tangerang declared by the Tangerang administration.

This monument was built by Argo Pantes, a textile company, in the 1970’s. According the local stories, in the 1980’s, many company employees were waiting for the company shuttle bus around the monument. They were stood and had chit chat with others and if the bus were late, they will look up at the monument watch

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At that time Saturday was the crowd peak around the Pasar Lama Tangerang. Some employees spent their paycheck and went to see the movies. To ensure the show time the monument was important since the watch at the monument usually was function as the benchmark.

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Now, the history of the monument is still remember by the resident of Tangerang

How to get here (see the route map):

From Juanda / Gondangdia / Cikini go to platform 2 and take the Red Line/Blue Line heading to Bekasi/Depok/Bogor and stop at Manggarai. Go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Angke/Jatinegara and stop at Duri. Go to platform 3/4 heading to Tangerang and take 5 minute walks to southwest

From Tanah Abang go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to heading to Angke/Jatinegara and stop at Duri. Go to platform 3/4 heading to Tangerang and take 5 minute walks to southwest

From Sudirman go to platform 1 and take the Yellow Line heading to heading to Angke/Jatinegara and stop at Duri. Go to platform 3/4 heading to Tangerang and take 5 minute walks to southwest

See the link map or the map below

Monument Argo Pantes Map

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One Comment Add yours

  1. great review and thank you for inspiring me to make some blog with english content 😀 Sragen write in English 🙂

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