This Thematic Tour Will Bring You To Trace Villages of Surabaya Palace Era

iniSURABAYA – Was Surabaya founded since the 16th century?

According to the history record in that era, Surabaya was indeed a duchy that had applied the ideological, administrative, political and economic functions in advance compared to other regions in the vicinity.

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Urban planning was treated as a living organism to the pattern of Javanese cosmology which scored village positions adjusted based on the functions and activities of people who inhabit it.

In 1625, Mataram did its series of attack to Surabaya, and more than one century later, the Netherlands took control of Surabaya after Pakubuwono II signed a political agreement in 1743.

This situation had changed Surabaya’s villages structure and lost its archeologycal evidence gradually. Even though as the biggest city in Indonesia, village is being an important thing from the city’s existence, this is what makes Surabaya unique.

Surabaya life pulse begins along Kalimas considered, as stated in the 9th century map that shows the ancient harbor Kalimas named Dadungan downstream. Surabaya existence as an autonomous region is strengthened by the mention of the word çurabhaya that located in the northern tip of East Java on Trowulan 1 Inscription and on Canggu Inscription.

So are you interested to trace down the villages in Surabaya? Surabaya Heritage Track (SHT) this time creates a thematic tour program called ‘Napak Tilas Kampung Keraton’ which means to do pilgrimage tour to Surabaya palace villages.

Through this program that held from December 13th 2018 to January 16th 2019, trackers will be able to explore the history of villages during the palace era in Surabaya by visiting some historical places such as Kampung Keraton, Kampung Bubutan and Kampung Lawas Maspati.

“Thematic Tour ‘Napak Tilas Kampung Keraton’ are availanle on Friday to Sunday, 3 PM to 4.30 PM,” said Rani Anggraini as the Manager of House of Sampoerna. sum

Here are the shelters :

Kampung Keraton
Located between Pahlawan Street and Kramat Ganting Street, this area is believed as the centre of duchy of Surabaya from the 16th century to the 18th century.
This area is now consists of four alleys of two to three wide. What can be seen here is only the rest of the Dutch colonial heritage buildings. The Keraton Village is currently one of the busiest trading areas in Surabaya, especially on Kramat Gantung Street.

Kampung Bubutan
From the naming term of the village, it is believed that this area is an area that is occupied by the tumenggung (KBBI: designation of regents). Temanggungan is one of the important palace ring areas because it was once inhabited by royal palace nobles who served as regents.

Kampung Lawas Maspati
The Maspati region was used as housing for crucial officials, namely the patih for royal affairs. At present, Maspati Village is a village tourism destination in Surabaya.
Relying on the preservation of local wisdom as an attraction, this village received many international awards such as from Friendship Force International which has a mission to enhance international intercultural relations.

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