Jam Gadang is a clock tower that marks the land and the city of Bukittinggi in West Sumatra province of Indonesia. Symbols typical of West Sumatra, it has a unique story and because he has dozens of years.
Jam Gadang built in 1926 by architect and Yazin Sutan Bagigi Ameh. Laying the first stone was first conducted son Rook Maker that time is still 6 years old. Clock is a gift from the Queen to the Netherlands Controleur (City Secretary). In the Dutch colonial period, this time round and stand on top of rooster sculptures, while the Japanese occupation, shaped pagoda. At the time of independence, change the shape of a more traditional Minangkabau house ornament.
The size of the diameter of this clock is 80 cm, with a basic blueprint 13x4 meters high while the 26 meters. Jam Gadang development that seems to spend a total development cost of 3,000 Gulden, the end points of land or become a symbol of the city of Bukittinggi. There is the uniqueness of the numbers on the clock Roman Gadang this. When writing letters in the Roman usually number six is VI, VII is number seven and number eight is VIII, Jam Gadang write this number four with the symbol IIII (generally IV).
Jam Gadang is located between the State Palace, Istana Bung Hatta and (Pusat Pertokoan Pasar Atas )Market Center. Until the current ceiling has been changed several times since the Age of Dutch colonial and colonial Japan.