Salatiga is thought to be named after the goddess of Trisala or the three wrongs done to the first king of Semarang. In the first explanation, the people of the village celebrate the goddess of Trisala called the village Trisala and in the years to come became Salatri and eventually Salatiga.
The second explanation is that of Ki Ageng Pandanaran, the first regent of Semarang, was robbed by three muggers, and he thus named the location Salah Telu. Salah means wrong in Indonesian and Javanese, and telu is Ngoko Javanese (Low Javanese) for three, while tiga in both the more polite Kromo Boso (Middle/High Javanese), and Indonesian, hence Salatiga.
The official birthdate of Salatiga is 24th July, 750 A.D. (the 31st date and 4th year of the Saka calendar). The scroll Monolith of Plumpungan (Prasasti Plumpungan in Sanskrit) by King Bhanu, declares May you be happy! All the people ("Srir = astu swasti prajabhyah") and designated village of Hampran (Desa Hampran) a Perdikan village (Desa Perdikan, meaning a tax-free village).
On 1st July 1917 the village of Salatiga was designated as a staads gemeente or small town, by the Dutch colony. Now, stands in this town is Locomotive Museum.
For individual traveller, try to have memorable railway, built during colonialism, by motorized loco. While for group, try to organize take old loco using fire fuel engine. Route will take you in beautiful tropical panorama, viewing rice field and villages.
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