Surabaya City is a city of heroes. Its history is so interesting to know and relics of the old buildings are still standing strong today. Helpful for all of us to better know more about the history of the city of Surabaya and its origin. We could drive around to enjoy it thoroughly with a bus Surabaya Heritage Track provided by Museum House of Sampoerna.
There are two kinds of tours in Surabaya Heritage Track that the tour short and long tours. Short tours are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with the House of Sampoerna – Tugu Pahlawan – PT Perkebunan Nusantara XI – House of Sampoerna. Short tours will be pursued during 1-1.5 hours. While the length of the tour is held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday are reached within 1.5-2 hours with the House of Sampoerna – Tunjungan-Central City / Garden Solar – Art Building East Java – House of Sampoerna. Inside the bus, the tour guides will explain the history of the city of Surabaya and places impassable. Tour participants are also allowed to ask questions. If in the company of foreign tourists, the tour guide will explain also in English.
There are 3 stages bus departure, for the weekend:
- Jam 9:00 pm route: Youth Center, City Hall, and De Javesche Bank
- 13:00 pm 2.Jam route: Tugu Pahlawan, GNI (National Building Indonesia), and PTPN XI
- 15:00 pm 3.Jam route: Ex Keraton Surabaya, City Hall, and Cak Durasim.
As for the bus schedule Weekdays:
- Jam 9:00 pm route: Tugu Pahlawan and PTPN XI
- 13:00 pm 2.Jam route: Hokan Kiong temple and Escompto Bank
- 15:00 pm 3.Jam route: The post office Kebon rojo, Kepanjen Church, and De Javesche Bank.
Before or after the tour following the Surabaya Heritage Track, you should get into the museum House of Sampoerna. Inside the museum contains antiques belonging to the family when starting up Sampoerna cigarette factory in Surabaya until it was sold to Phillip Morris. There is a tobacco cutting machine up to vintage cars. On the second floor of the museum there is a shop that sells a variety of souvenirs such as key chains, T-shirts, pins, etc. Even on weekdays, from the second floor is limited by a glass wall, you can see the cigarette rollers legendary Djie Sam Soe was working on the first floor.