The House of Sampoerna
The House of Sampoerna is a museum dedicated to preserve the history of Indonesia’s famous cigarette, the kretek, which was produced by Sampoerna. Housed in a Dutch-colonial style building, the museum was originally an orphanage built in 1862 and was managed by the Dutch. The building was later bought by Liem Seeng Tee, the founder of Sampoerna, in 1932, and was used as the first production site of the now famous Sampoerna cigarettes. Today, the building houses a museum, a souvenir shop, an art gallery, and a café.
Harmoni Keputih Park
The Harmoni Keputih Park, which is also known as Sakura Park, was once one of Surabaya’s biggest landfill which was later transformed into a beautiful functional public space by Tri Rismaharini, the Mayor of Surabaya. In addition to local flowers and plants, the park features sakura trees, which are not available in Surabaya’s other parks. The park also includes a fun playground for children, complete with slides, see-saws, swings, and a jungle gym, making the park family-friendly. For those who want to keep fit, the park also has a jogging track with a stone path. Today, one would not have guessed that this beautiful park was once a landfill.
Co-Working Space Koridor
Koridor, located on Jalan Tunjungan, is a co-working space created by Tri Rismaharini, the Mayor of Surabaya, to encourage the growth and development of local creative economy and technology. The co-working area is fully equipped with 24-hour internet access, a theater room with 100-people capacity, and a 60-people capacity classroom. Both the theater and classroom are equipped with a backdrop, sound system, a screen and a projector. All Surabaya citizens who are currently working on creative and innovative projects that can benefit the city and its citizens are welcome to use the facilities free of charge, 24/7.
Command Center - 112
The city of Surabaya now has a Command Center (CC) 112, an emergency call center similar to 911 service in the United States. This facility is an integrated complaint service for the citizens of Surabaya, through which they can report emergency situations. This service, whose commitment is to provide help in seven minutes, is connected to nine (9) different service agencies that can deal with different types of emergencies.
2D Midnight Beautiful Bromo
A popular tourist destination in East Java, Mount Bromo is an active volcano and is a part of the Tengger massif. The volcano itself is also part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, which covers a vast area consisting of one other mountain, Mount Semeru and four lakes. Mount Bromo sits on a plain called the “Sea of Sand.”
Day 1: Surabaya – Bromo
One of the most stunning views in Mount Bromo can actually be seen when the dawn breaks and the sun rises on the horizon. To ensure that you make it on time to view the sunrise, the tour group will leave Surabaya at approximately 10:00 PM (tentative). The trip will take around four hours
Day 2: Bromo – Surabaya (L)
Upon arriving, all tour participants will be picked up using a Jeep to the sunrise viewing site. After the sun rises, the journey will continue to the caldera of Mount Bromo and “Teletubbies Hill.” Next, you will also visit the Sea of Sand, which is also known as “Pasir Berbisik” or the “Whispering Sand.” There will be a lot of opportunities for taking pictures and selfies. We will then start our trip back to Surabaya, making a stop in a restaurant for lunch on the way back.