Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Japanese Hole Bukittinggi


Japanese Hole
Japanese Hole, Bukittinggi, West Sumatra

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Aperture of Japan is one of the objects that exist in the city ramble bukittinggi and historical relics of the Japanese population while in bukittinggi. 

Due to a very strategic Bukittinggi, nestled in the middle - the middle of the island Sumatra, the Japanese invaders set bukittinggi town as Japanese army defense command center in Sumatra (seiko sikikan kakka) led by generals Watanabe.


As a military stronghold for the Japanese made a tunnel under the heart of Bukittinggi, in addition to functioning as a defense was also prepared as a store of ammunition, barracks, dining, hospitals, courtrooms and kitchen, the total number of rooms 27 pieces and is a complete complex, such as the floor plan which can be seen on the walls of the entrance.
The length of the hole that contained the location of this panorama approximately 1400 meters, while the total length of which is under the city bukittinggi approximately estimated around 5000 feet, so a well-kept / maintained only 30% of the existing pit. 

The major use of the pit as Japan is the Japanese invaders military base defense of allies attack the construction is very confidential, and no one knows exactly when this Japanese hole began. Can only be estimated several months after March 1942, when the Japanese captured the city from the hands of the Dutch government bukittinggi

Japanese Hole

Unskilled workers to multiply is taken from the hole - Indonesian people who were arrested from different areas, such as Java, Kalimantan, South Sumatra and so forth, while the catch of bukittinggi himself brought up again to another daetrah force also hired on the project - Other projects, such as le loge for m, embuat railroad that would connect with pekanbaru riau Muaro Sijunjung. However, this work does not go slesai, because Japan lost trigger Allied hands. 

Technical workers in the construction pit was taken from people - people who work in Indonesia coal mine Ombilin Sawahlunto originating from the island of Java.All unskilled workers are not sati is sure to save themselves, all of them died of due to lack of food and the torment of the Japanese soldiers. So the hole confidentiality is maintained. 

Although this hole can be completed, but has not had time to completely utilized, because japan trigger capitulated to the allies due to dropped two atomic allied forces in the city of Nagasaki and Hiroshima on 7 and 8 August 1945, and continues to be proclaimed the independence of the Republic of Indonesia on August 17, 1945 by Soekarno - Hatta.

Currently, Japan is pretty crowded hole visited by both domestic and Abroad and are favorite attractions in bukittinggi and even West Sumatra. 

Conditions in Tunnel 
From the gate, we descend rung as many as 135 pieces,if this rung higher average - average 20 cm, thus 135 children means we have to go down the stairs as high as 27 m. If we again compare where we stand now with the existing road above us, have a height difference of approximately 5 m. From this calculation it transpired that the foundation holes ranging from 30 to 40 m from the surface. The depth should be pretty safe rated by Japanese air attacks from the allied forces.