Taman Monumen Proklamator Bung Hatta dan Kisahnya yang Bersahaja

Satu jam sudah aku mengupas kisah heroik di Tugu Pahlawan Tak Dikenal. Kini aku akan belajar sejarah lainnya di taman yang berbeda. Letaknya tepat di seberang timur tugu hitam berbentuk naga itu. Hanya perlu menyeberang sejenak Jalan Istana.

Dari etalase signboard di gerbang depan taman, rupanya Sumatera Barat sedang bersiap diri untuk menggelar seri balap milik Union Cycliste International (Persatuan Balap Sepeda Internasional) seminggu kedepan.

Tour de Singkarak ke-9, balap sepeda ranking lima dunia.

Menaiki dua puluh dua anak tangga berwarna gelap, aku mencapai pelataran taman. Dinamakan Taman Monumen Proklamator Bung Hatta, taman ini menampilkan patung utuh Mohammad Hatta berbaju safari empat saku yang dengan kharismanya melambaikan tangan kanan ke arah pertigaan Jalan Istana, Jalan H. Agus Salim dan Jalan Sudirman.

Gerbang depan taman.

Jika tadi aku berada di bawah permukaan jalan ketika berada di Tugu Pahlawan Tak Dikenal, kini aku berada tinggi di atas permukaan jalanan ketika menyambangi Taman Monumen Proklamator Bung Hatta. Dua hari mengeksplorasi kota, mulai tersadar bahwa aku terkadang sebentar di bawah, lalu tiba-tiba berada di ketinggian. Bukan Bukittinggi namanya jika tidak demikian.

Bertatap muka dengan Bung Hatta.

Tampak di belakang patung terdapat tiga halaman dinding yang mengisahkan perjuangan tokoh yang memiliki nama asli Mohammad Ibn ‘Atta ini.

Dihalaman pertama, tampak kehidupan Bung Hatta di rumah sederhananya, kisah saat Hatta mengaji di Batuampar hingga melanjutkan sekolah di MULO (Meer Uitgebreid Lager Onderwijs).

Di halaman dinding kedua, diceritakan suatu masa ketika Hatta memimpin Perhimpunan Indonesia di negeri Belanda saat beliau bersekolah.

Halaman pertama dan kedua di sisi kanan patung Mohammad Hatta.

Halaman dinding ketiga adalah masa masa indah ketika Hatta berhasil memprokalamasikan kemerdekaan bangsa Indonesia bersama Ir. Soekarno pada 17 Agustus 1945 hingga perjuangan dari meja perundingan satu ke meja perundingan yang lain demi pengakuan dunia atas kemerdekaan yang diproklamasikannya.

Dan layaknya sebuah skenario normal, halaman dinding keempat adalah masa pensiun Hatta dari dunia politik hingga masa dimana beliau mendapat penghargaan dari Presiden Soeharto.

Halaman ketiga dan keempat.

Jalanan telah tampak ramai dengan aktivitas, satu per satu warga yang sedang berolahraga tampak mengunjungi taman ini untuk sekedar melakukan pendinginan pasca berjogging, duduk bersantai di bangku taman dan berfoto dengan sosok Bung Hatta yang menjadi tokoh primadona kota mungil Bukittinggi.

Taman masih tampak basah sisa hujan deras semalaman.

Cukup tiga puluh menit bagiku untuk mengunjungi taman ini. Aku akan melanjutkan kembali eksplorasi Bukittinggi dengan mengunjungi Janjang Ampek Puluah, sebuah tangga penghubung antar pasar yang cukup tersohor dalam pariwisata kota ini.

Suasana Jalan Sudirman yang mulai sesak dengan kendaraan.

Yuk….Lanjut jalan kaki lagi…..

Bung Hatta Proclamator Monument Park and Its Unpretentious Story

One hour I have peeled heroic story in Unknown Hero Monument. Now I would study other history in a different park. It’s precisely east across of that dragon-shaped black monument. Only need to cross for a moment on Istana Street.

From a signboard display at park front gate, apparently West Sumatra was preparing to hold a race series belonging to Union Cycliste International on a week ahead.

The 9th Tour de Singkarak, the fifth ranked bicycle race in the world.

Climbing twenty-two black stairs, I reached park courtyard. Named as Bung Hatta Proclamator Monument Park, this park features a intact statue of Mohammad Hatta in his four-pocket safari dress who with his charisma waved his right hand toward a T-junction of Istana Street, Haji Agus Salim Street and Sudirman Street.

Park front gate.

If I had been under road surface when I was at Unknown Hero Monument, now I was high above road surface when I visited Bung Hatta Proclamator Monument Park. Two days exploring the city, it began to realize that I was sometimes briefly down, then suddenly I was on high. It isn’t Bukittinggi if it don’t like that.

Face to face with Bung Hatta.

Looks behind the statue, there are three wall pages which tell the story of a character struggle whose real name is Mohammad Ibn ‘Atta.

On the first wall page, you can see Bung Hatta’s life in his simple house, Hatta story who studying Islam at Batuampar and then continuing his education at MULO (Meer Uitgebreid Lager Onderwijs).

On second wall page, It is tell about a time when Hatta led “Perhimpunan Indonesia” Organization in Netherlands when he studied.

The first and second pages are on right side of Mohammad Hatta statue.

Third wall page is a beautiful period when Hatta managed to proclaim Indonesia independence with Ir. Soekarno on August 17th, 1945 until his struggling from one negotiating table to another negotiating one for world’s recognition of proclaimed independence.

And like a normal scenario, fourth wall page is Hatta’s retirement from his political world to the time when he received an award from President Soeharto (The second president of Indonesia).

Third and fourth page.

Streets have seemed crowded with activities, one by one residents who were exercising seemed to visit this park to just cool down after jogging, sat relaxed at park and took a picture with Bung Hatta statue which became pride figure of small city of Bukittinggi.

The park still looked wet as rest of heavy rain overnight.

Just thirty minutes for me to visited this park. I would continue Bukittinggi exploration by visiting Janjang Ampek Puluah, a connecting market link which is quite famous in this city’s tourism.

Sudirman Street situation was starting to get crowded with vehicles.

Come on….Continued to walk again….