Sunday, 23 August 2015

The House of Sampoerna | Explore Surabaya

 Most people know Jakarta as well as big city in Indonesia, do you know Surabaya also the big city in Indonesia. So Normally, people in Indonesia know, Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia and though not necessarily a popular place to travel. Honestly, in Surbaya is not much you can see. But if you like the history in Surabaya has Dutch Colonial buildings. 

When I visit Surabaya I think here ha
s many attractive tourism places but I am wrong but I am not disappointed because I visit the nice museum and that also offer me to look Surabaya. That is program from Soemporna. They have a view local tours and it is free but we should register first because always full. This tours simple and at least they will bring us to the Dutch Colonial Buildings. 

The schedule almost every day and every day is different themes. Let's see it this table for the schedule if you want to visit this place.

REGULAR TOURS                                                                   DAY                     SCHEDULE

Weekday                                                                                   Tue to Thurs

Surabaya - The Heroes City (Heroes Monument - PTPN XI)                                   1. 09:00 - 10:00
Surabaya - The Trading City (Hok Ang Kiong Temple - Escompto Bank)                 2. 13:00 - 14:00

Surabaya during The Dutch Occupation (Kebonrojo Post Office -                            3. 15:00 - 16:30
Kepanjen Church - Ex. De Javasche Bank)

Weekend                                                                                   Fri to Sun
Exploring Surabaya (Balai Pemuda - City Hall - Ex. De Javasche Bank)                   1. 09:00 - 10:30
Surabaya -The Heroes City (Heroes Monument - GNI - PTPN XI)                         2. 13:00 - 14:30
Babad Surabaya (Kampung Kraton - City Hall - Cak Durasim)                               3. 15:00 - 16:30


The guide will explain in English so no worry, You will love it and all free. You can visit The House Of Sampoerna. Little bit information about Situated in “old Surabaya”, this stately Dutch colonial style compound was built in 1858 and is now a preserved historical site.

Previously used as an orphanage managed by the Dutch, it was purchased in 1932 by Liem Seeng Tee, the founder of Sampoerna, with the intent of it being used as Sampoerna's first major cigarette production facility.

This complex consisted of a wide central auditorium, two smaller buildings in east wing and occidental and some wide barns with one floor behind central auditorium. The buildings that stay in both auditorium wings is then turned into family house, whereas big barns looks like a warehouse exploited for tobacco and clove processing, to catch, stick it and packing, printing office and finished goods processor.

Today, the compound is still functioning as a production plant for Indonesia's most prestigious cigarette, Dji Sam Soe. In commemoration of Sampoerna's 90th anniversary in 2003, the central complex has been painstakingly restored and is now open to public.

The original central auditorium is now a museum and the east side has been transformed into a unique structure containing a café, a merchandise kiosk and an arts gallery. The building on the west side remains the official family residence.
House of Sampoerna (HoS) Museum offers a truly unique experience for visitors. From the story of the founding family to closely watching a real hand roll production facility and ending up with an unforgettable experience of rolling a stick of Dji Sam Soe cigarette. You can join 3,900 women in this plant, hand-rolling cigarettes using traditional equipment. They do it at a speed of more that 325 stick per hour.

Shop Museum in HoS offer is assorted souvenirs, such as; the miniature of stick equipment traditional cigarette, package, clove, books and shirt.

Kiosk in House of Sampoerna ready to supply you with various goods choices such as; cup, shirt, jacket, ashtray, hat, bag, etc. This goods suited for used for you also for a souvenir.

With Art Deco touch, free creativity glint and the history, cafe offers an experience to dine unique. Ally original tin glass and teak panel carve that aged a century with modern design is cleanness. Multifarious occidental appetite dish and Asian drawn up to be special to gratify visitor appetite, even for they who a real critical to taste. At certain night, life music will accompany your diner.
Artistic Gallery
Dedicate with refer to exhibition of best Indonesia actor masterpiece and provide place to all cute young actor to perform their masterpiece. This Gallery presents certifiable masterpiece which only available to display and also to be sold.


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