Sunday, January 22, 2012

Kaliurang The Crayfish River

Crayfish Statue at Kaliurang

Kaliurang is a small town located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of the city of Yogyakarta on the southern slopes of Mount Merapi volcano in central Java in Indonesia.
Kaliurang is a resort town, popu
lar as a weekend destination for visitors from Yogyakarta. Attractions include the cool air, views, and an extensive forested park with trails. The town charges a small admission fee to visitors, paid at a booth on the busy main road from Yogyakarta.
The town was the location of negotiations during the fighting between the Dutch and Indonesians in the 1940s,
Kaliurang has been an important base for vulcanologists in their monitoring of eruptions of Merapi, especially when the southern slopes of the volcano become active.

Places most visited by tourists both within and outside the country is Telaga Princess.In Kaliurang there is a historic building that is Wisma Ground. when the houses and holiday homes owned by the Sultanate of Yogyakarta were utilised. There never happened Special Negotiations between the Republic of Indonesia with the Three Nations Commission on January 13, 1948. These negotiations gave birth Minutes Kaliurang Ground.

Republic of Indonesia was represented by President Soekarno, Vice President Mohammad Hatta, AM Syahrir and General Sudirman. While the Dutch delegation was represented by Paul van Zeeland (Belgium), Richard Kirby (Australia), and Dr. Frank Graham (USA). In the negotiations, Frank Graham say the popular phrase, namely “You are what you are from bullets to the ballots.”

Kaliurang which literally in the javanese language means Crayfish River or Lobster River, at this town, there's Crayfish Statue,
may be along time ago, there Crayfish or Lobster Species live in this small town.

Crayfish Statue at Kaliurang (The Lobster River)

Crayfish Statue at Kaliurang (The Crayfish River)


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  3. Hi,

    This is not a freshwater crayfish but a freshwater prawn (genus name Macrobrachium). See Fig 1 in

    The key feature is that the second plate in the tail (counting from head to tail) overlaps plates 1 and 3.

    The second key feature is the rostrum is too long for a crayfish.

    It's a beautiful statue though! Nice pic. :)