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House of HOS Tjokroaminoto
This house located in Jalan Peneleh VII 29-31 Surabaya. First, this house became the residency of Haji Omar Said Tjokroaminoto. When Soekarno -Indonesia 1st President- was 15 years old, he was sent to Dutch school in Surabaya. In this town, Sukarno boarded with at Tjokroaminoto's home. By his good attitude all day long, Soekarno was treated as his own child by Tjokroaminoto. Tjokroaminoto who at that time had been well known as nationalist and Islam figure defray Soekarno's education and introduce him to a lot of notable nationalist figure.
After hearing serial of history, if we stepping into that house, we are like re-invited to past. Because according to Emma Nadima Simbolon, the organizer of this hous, the existing building of present moment almost it makes no odds with the moment when it still be inhabited by the HOS Tjokroaminoto and Soekarno. When stepping into the main gate, we will be invited to a room that was a sittingroom of Tjokroaminoto family. Left beside sittingroom, there is a divisible room into 3 checks. In the front is a room fairish 3,5X3,5 metres.It is said used as Tjokroaminoto's bed room. While in second check, representing Soekarno's bed room.