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Patung Dirgantara, Jakarta Overview

Commissioned by President Soeharto, Patung Dirgantara is a monument dedicated to the Indonesian Air Force to honor the country's struggle for independence. Located at the intersection of Jalan Gatot Subroto and Jalan MT Haryono, the statue depicts a "space man" symbolic of the space conquest. In pop culture, the statue has been given many nicknames due to the statue's posture, some of them include "Truper" (a corruption of "trooper") and Seven-up Man, due to the arch-shaped like a seven-figure, and is a firm fixture of the Jakarta cityscape.

Also known as Gatot Kaca Monument, Patung Dirgantara monument was funded by the President of Indonesia, Sukarno in the year 1964. The statue depicts a human being in space, which describes the courage and spirit of the Indonesian people to explore space. 

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How To Reach Patung Dirgantara

  • Patung Dirgantara is located in South Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • The monument is situated 5 kilometres away from the Jakarta city centre.
  • There are a few bus lines that will take you to a walking distance from the monument such as bus- Bus 4K, Sentu-Blok M and Bandara Soekarno-Hatta - PGC Cililitan. 

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