One of the places that become the special characteristic of Semarang city was Simpang Lima. This place was constitute of town square that placed in the middle of intersection on the west side of Pandanaran Street, A.Yani street on the east side, Gajah Mada and Pahlawan streets, and on the east coast there is KH. Ahmad Dahlan street. The functional of Simpang Lima was increasing become town square of suggestion from Indonesiant 1st President that town square in Semarang was replacing the old Kanjengan (old town square).
Beside the center of the city, Simpang Lima also a shopping center because Semarang was transform a center of Dept Store and Accomodations Center. Simpang Lima is a place for formal ceremonial and also place to held a show or exhibition, recreation, evem as Tiban’s market on special days. Any kinds of foods, light foods and heavy foods are sold with traditional ways, use a side walk and around town square. Meanwhile, souvenirs, schools equipment till house equipment, sleepers till hair merchandise also there.