Balai Pemuda (Youth Center) in the city of Surabaya, East Java is one of the historic buildings (cultural reserves) are protected by the Government of Surabaya City.
The following is a brief history of the building, prepared by the Surabaya City Government Tourism Office:
- 1907 – 1945 (De Simpangsche Societeit)
Owned by an association of Dutch people named “De Simpangsche Societeit”. Recreation centers Dutch people for jolly party, dance, as well as a bowling alley, etc..
- 1945 (De Simpangsche Societeit)
The building was later occupied by Arek-arek Suroboyo Youth incorporated in the Republic of Indonesia (PRI), as well as the headquarters YOUTH Arek-arek Suroboyo. With fierce resistance from the Dutch army, then Arek-arek Suroboyo back and eventually the building was occupied by Dutch troops.
- 1950 (De Simpangsche Societeit)
At the time of Indonesia’s independence, Arek-arek Suroboyo into the city and the building is controlled by the Military Authorities of East Java Province, and as executor of the Military Authorities KMKB Surabaya.
- 1957 (De Simpangsche Societeit)
In the framework of the liberation of West Irian, and the entire building inventarisnya by Military Authorities in the East Java Province, hand-over to the Chairman of the Board terimakan Local Government Municipal Surabaya. Acting as a Regional Military Power of East Java Province, is the Territory Commander V / Brawijaya as military ruler of East Java Province Regional no: KKM. 1223 / 12 / 1957 dated December 10, 1957.
- 1957 (De Simpangsche Societeit)
On December 12, 1957 at Forward terimakan, as commander Lt. Col. Mr. KKMB Surabaya. SOERIJOTO NRP: 13,683 to Mr. R. Chairman of the Board ISTIDJAB Municipal Government of Surabaya.
- 1957 (General Meeting Center / Youth Center)
Local Government will pursue it as a Central EXPLOITATION General Meeting with a YOUTH CENTER. In accordance with its function as a general meeting, Youth Center is used for meetings activities, parties, meetings, etc. to those who want to use it.
- 1965 (Youth Center)
Equally important, YOUTH CENTER also accommodate youth activities are also used as a secretariat and headquarters YOUTH FRONT. At the beginning of the New Order is used as a base in the U.S. and quell G30S/PKI KAPPI.
- 1971 – 1972 (Youth Center)
East building were damaged. By the Mayor of Surabaya R. Soekotjo diambillah building policies to change this year and be completed by early 1972 the building realization YOUTH CENTER PARTNER.
- 1974 (Youth Center)
Used as the secretariat of the Federation of Indonesian Youth and KNPI with all activities.
- 1979-1980 (Youth Center)
Held west of the building restoration and was finished in 1980, there was no change so that the value of historical buildings still look like the original.
- 1980 (Youth Center)
The building is strategically located in the heart of this city stands grandly in which there is a history of history Arek-arek Suroboyo. Berkiprahnya youths who use the building for social activities. Also used as a center of art and cultural appreciation of artists / artist Surabaya.
- 1980 – present (Balai Pemuda / dks & PPKS / BMS)
North provided a place to Arts Council by the Mayor of Surabaya. As Cultural Arts Center Surabaya (PPKS). Coaching centers including artists / young artist who joined the Young Workshop Surabaya (BMS) and the Academy of Art Surabaya (AKSERA). Because the Youth Center is one revenue-producing office, the principal activities of the youth center building is by renting the building to the community with a variety of purposes, including to: Wedding Reception, Seminar, Exhibition, Art Auditions, etc. Music Festival.