Malioboro streets were witness history of Yogyakarta, passing time and continue to operate until now. Length stretches above Sultan Palace building, white monument and Mount Merapi. Malioboro is heart of Yogyakarta town, it keeps abreast of changing times. Malioboro name believed taken in to two versions of legendary, the first is taken from British nobility, namely Marlborough, UK resident in Yogyakarta at the year 1811 - 1816. Second version from Sanskrit words meaning Malioboro wreath, because this place was filled with a bouquet of flowers each time the Palace execute celebration. More than 250 years, Malioboro has been transformed into a means of economic activity through traditional market reigned by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I. From the year 1758 until now, Malioboro still persist as trade center and became one of faces representing Yogyakarta city.
Since beginning Malioboro become center of government and economy of Yogyakarta. Every part of Malioboro Street is witness of street used to be one of the most important roles in Yogyakarta history. Presidential Palace building, which was built in 1823, became important point of historical development Yogyakarta and the cornerstone of Unitary Indonesia Republic. That was important historical building when Indonesia begins. On January 6, 1946, Yogyakarta officially became new capital city of Indonesia republic. The Presidential Palace of Yogyakarta or Gedung Agung was residence of President Sukarno and his family. Inaugural, General Sudirman as the supreme military commander and attended the inauguration as Chairman Shoots Armed Forces of Indonesia, as well as five young Czech Cabinet that was formed and sworn at Indonesia Presidential Palace.
Vredeburg directly opposite to Court House, building which known by name of Rusternburg built in 1760. Perceived grandeur of Vredeburg first proposed by Dutch governors named WH Van Ossenberch, the premise of maintaining stability of government security lane I. Dutch Party for 5-years waiting period to get approval from Sultan to improve Rusternburg Fortress. Construction of castle with European style by architect Frans Haak. Then the Fort building was named Vredeburg, which means peace.
Along Malioboro streets, visitors can enjoy the experience of shopping along the sidewalk. Plenty of Yogyakarta local handicrafts such as batik, Javanese head of Blangkon, rattan ornament, leather puppets, bamboo crafts and silver. Shoppers get experience in bargaining price and meet to the different culture. If lucky, the price can be reduced by third or even half of them.