Kupu-Kupu Beterbangan di Singgasana

Kupu-Kupu Beterbangan di Singgasana

April 25, 2018

Surabaya, 11 April 2018. Kecantikan dan keindahan kupu-kupu yang sering kita lihat sangatlah mengagumkan. Yang mungkin sering kita lupakan adalah proses untuk menjadi indahnya, diperlukan pengorbanan dan perjuangan. Setelah melalui proses metamorfosis, yang awalnya telur menjadi kupu-kupu yang indah. Kupu-kupu yang sangat beraneka ragam warna inilah yang dituangkan oleh 31 pelukis se-Jawa Timur dalam pameran lukisan kali ini. METAMORFOSIS diambil sebagai tema dalam pameran yang diadakan di SInggasana Surabaya dalam rangka memperingati hari Kartini. Pameran ini merupakan agenda rutin dari hotel resort terbesar di kota Surabaya yang terletak di jalan Gunungsari, bekerja sama dengan Fitri Art. . Pameran lukisan ini diikuti oleh 31 orang pelukis wanita yang berasal dari Jawa Timur, yakni Ary Indrastuti, Anny Djon, Aprilisfiya Handayani, Ar’santi, Aski Gd Ngurah MS, Avy Alma Nabila, Dona Ghani, Dra. Hj. Ien Soeharsono, Eka Sudaryo, Endang Waliati, Esti S. Ardian, Fifin Widyaprasti, Hani Tri Wahyuni, Henny M, Hermin Fuji Kristian, Heti Palestina Yunani, Ida Fitriyah, Maria Novita Sechan, Nabila Dewi Gayatri, Nana Murtiana Soewito, Noery Dyas, Novita Mardiana, Ovy Noviardhyani, Paulina Soesri H, Rajendradewi P, Setyorini, Siti Purwaningsih, Sri Muhartini, Susi, Susy Zackia, Virgorini Hendrianti. Pameran lukisan ini sebagai perwujudan emansipasi dari para pelukis wanita yang menggambarkan perubahan menjadi yang lebih baik.  Merupakan cara dari para pelukis wanita untuk mengenang semangat Kartini dalam memperjuangkan hak-hak wanita. Pembukaan pameran lukisan pada hari Rabu, 11 April 2018 di awali dengan permainan biola oleh ananda Cinta Camelya Putri dan pembacaan puisi oleh Ardi Susanti. Yang dilanjutkan dengan demo melukis oleh 31  pelukis.  Satu kanvas ukuran besar akan dilukis oleh perwakilan dari 3 generasi yang merupakan lanjutan dari goresan tangan Budhy Guntur Iriansah, sebagai tanda dibukanya pameran lukisan di Lobby Singgasana Surabaya.

HOW TO STAY IN A 5 STAR HOTEL WITH LOW RATES

HOW TO STAY IN A 5 STAR HOTEL WITH LOW RATES

October 18, 2017

Is it possible to stay in a 5 star hotel with cheap rates? Why not! First thing first when planning to go on a vacation with your family (and little ones), is choosing a clean and comfort accommodation. That’s the most important point every parents should be consider of because cleanliness and comforts of a hotel room can affect your mood. Don’t let your kids sick during the holiday or moods ruined just because the cheap hotel you choose doesn’t provide a good quality of service or even a breakfast. There are so many hotels in Surabaya which offers a great accommodation for a family vacation, and Singgasana Hotel Surabaya is one of them. This hotel offers not just a hotel room to stay but also a villa completed with outbound area and vast swimming pool surrounded with greeneries. Each villa comes with a living room, kitchenette, car pool, private terrace and 24 hours hotel service so you can enjoy your worry-less vacation. Save more on your holiday spend by booking a room or villa through their mobile site (link mobile site) where you can get the lowest online rate (compared to other websites and online travel agents) to stay in this 5 star hotel. Worry not because this rate is inclusive of breakfast for 2 persons and minibar for free! You can also enjoy a family dinner in Pasar Rakyat* that offers a wide array of international and local foods by the pool, plus, be entertained with a live music. As a special guest, you and your family could also enjoy all facilities for free. This promotion is valid for booking through smartphone or tablet only. People also read: ULTIMATE BENEFITS AT THE EXECUTIVE FLOOR  

EAT LIKE THE LOCALS

EAT LIKE THE LOCALS

August 15, 2017

“If the locals eat it, I should at least try it”. That’s my motto whenever I travel. For me, sampling the local cuisine is a necessary part of traveling because I can get to know the local history, culture and traditions, just by eating.   Finding authentic but reasonably hygienic local cuisine in Indonesia, however, is a little tricky. Of course there are plenty of well-established and reputable restaurants, especially in big cities, but it is hard to beat the vibrant truthfulness of the street food. Here are a few things to look out for.   Follow the Crowd All eateries around the world have one thing in common. The best ones are always most sought after and therefore are most crowded. Follow the crowd or ask a local where they would go for a meal with friends. Taxi drivers or even the cashier at a convenience store can also direct you to favorite hawker stalls. Open your eyes and follow your nose to where the food smells so good!     Trust Your Instinct Look around before you decide to sit and order. Quickly examine the view. Does it look dirty? Is the food well covered? Are there flies flying around? But most importantly, trust your instinct: can I handle this?     Time Your Visit The best time to sample authentic cuisine is during festivals and celebrations. Browse the local tourism office website and check the agenda for upcoming events.    Anticipate Tummy Trouble The following should always be part of your travel medicine kit: antacids, anti-diarrhea tablets, rehydration salts, and sore throat sweets. Some antibiotics may also be worth taking as precaution against upset stomach and other infections.         Text: Rini Sucahyo Source: Journey Indonesia Magazine, June 2013 (Page 10) Others also read: KEEP YOUR KIDS HEALTHY

Sam Poo Tay Djien, A Semarang Legacy

Sam Poo Tay Djien, A Semarang Legacy

July 25, 2017

Once upon a time, a great Chinese admiral led his fleets on legendary voyages from China to the many regions in Asia and Africa over a period of 28 years, leaving marks in many cities and advocating peaceful global interactions long before the birth of modern technology.   Born in 1371 as Ma He in Yunnan province in China at the southwest corner of Lake Dian, the admiral was later known as Zheng He or Sam Poo Tay Djien. His father was a Moslem of Persian origin who used to serve the Mongolian Empire.   When the Ming army conquered Yunnan, 11 year-old Zheng was captured. He was castrated at the age of 13 and was assigned to serve the young prince Zhu Di, one of the Hongwu Emperor’s sons. After displaying his loyalty in a battle against Hoei Tee who tried to usurp the emperor’s throne, Zheng rose to higher ranks in the administration as Prince Zhu Di became the next emperor.   A year after Zhu Di’s ascension to power, Zheng was appointed to explore the seas in an epic effort to expand the Chinese presence throughout the southern states. Commanding 62 large ships and 27,000 troops, Zheng’s first naval expedition was launched in 1405. This was the start of a great saga that encompassed Champa, Java, Malacca, Ceylon, Calicut, Sumatra, Maldives, Mogadishu, Hormuz, and the Arabian Peninsula.   An Unplanned Stopover Not only did Zheng establish and restore extensive trade and diplomatic relations, he also left an outstanding presence that can be seen from the many temples built in his honor. And in Semarng, the admiral’s manifestation was even more than that, leaving a grand legacy that has stood the test of the time.    Semarang is the capital of Central Java province where large Chinese population still lives today. According to one story, the great admiral did not plan to stop in Semarang. But as his fleets sailed through the Java Seam one of his lieutenants, Wang Ji Hong, suddenly fell ill, forcing them to make an emergency stop. Simongan – the old name of Semarang – became a temporary shelter for Zheng and his men while they waited for Wang Ji Hong to recover.   The quiet Simongan Village impressed Zheng. He encouraged his men to blend in with the locals, teaching them farming and life philosophies. He quickly became a beloved resident of Simongan, and after he resumed his voyage, the villagers built a large temple to commemorate his deeds, the Sam Po Kong Temple.   The sick lieutenant, Wang Jing Hong, even decided to resign from the fleet and stay in Simongan after his recovery. His decision played a significant role in developing the area and continuing the admiral’s teachings. Today, a tomb that bears the name Kiai Juri Mudi Dampo Awang (the venerable fleet helmsman and admiral), which can be found inside the temple, is believed to be Wang Jing Hong’s.     Next article: PRIDE OF SEMARANG Text: Ninus Andarnuswari Source: Journey Indonesia Magazine     Singgasana Hotel Surabaya is one of the biggest hotel resorts in Surabaya. Enjoy big discounts and more benefits by booking your stay on this website.

PRIDE OF SEMARANG

PRIDE OF SEMARANG

July 25, 2017

Previous article: Sam Poo Tay Djien, A Semarang Legacy   Every 29th or 30th day of the 6th month in the Chinese calendar, Semarang citizens celebrate Zheng’s arrival in annual festival. It is an important commemoration for city, a tradition that dates back to the 19th century after Simongan was bought bu a Chinese philanthropist Oey Tjie Sien.   Sam Po Kong Festival later become an international event featuring displays and business, seminars, firework displays and business showcases organized by the local Sam Po Kong Foundation collaborating with government and many other organizations. People from all over Indonesia and the world flock to Semarang to join the locals for worship and to experience the attractions.   Celebration of Harmony Duringh the three-day festival, the temple is decorated with lanterns and candles. On the first day, the festivity is centered at a stage in the temple where local artists perform both Chinese and Javanese cultural shows, followed the next day with a procession of the statue of Sam Po Tay Djien from the Tay Kak Sie Temple to the Sam Po Kong Temple.   At the height of the celebration, lively Barongsay and Liong dances join the parade, drawing enchanted tourists and spectators alike. The merriment continues into the following day with various performances and competitions almost all night long. There is also a variety of food stalls serviong traditional Chinese and Javanese delicacies as well as souvenir shops offering unique mementos to take home.   Indeed, the Sam Po Kong Festival reflects the harmony of diverse ethnicities and religious beliefs in Semarang: the Javanese, the Chinese, the Moslem and the Buddhist. It is a legacy that reaches far beyond architectural tributes in the form of temples and monuments. The great admiral has left an outstanding heritage that has become the foundation of life in Semarang. A Semarang legacy.     Text: Ninus Andarnuswari Source: Journey Indonesia Magazine     Singgasana Hotel Surabaya is one of the biggest hotel resorts in Surabaya. Enjoy big discounts and more benefits by booking your stay on this website.

3 TEMPAT WISATA SURABAYA UNTUK LIBUR LEBARAN

3 TEMPAT WISATA SURABAYA UNTUK LIBUR LEBARAN

June 13, 2017

Sebentar lagi kita akan memasuki minggu terakhir dalam berpuasa, dan memasuki awal musim libur lebaran. Apakah anda sudah bersiap untuk mudik? Untuk anda dan keluarga yang akan berlibur ke Surabaya tahun ini, ada banyak tempat wisata yang bisa dikunjungi untuk mengisi libur lebaran, 3 tempat ini mungkin dapat menjadi inspirasi wisata bagi anda dan keluarga di Surabaya nanti. 1.       Hutan Bambu Hutan Bambu yang berada di Jl. Raya Marina Asri ini sedang booming di kalangan wisatawan karena panoramanya yang indah dan mirip dengan hutan bambu yang ada di Jepang. Suasananya yang asri dan rindang juga menjadi daya tarik tersendiri bagi pecinta fotografi, bahkan sering menjadi lokasi prewedding.   Hutan Bambu ini bersebelahan dengan Taman Harmoni yang juga cocok menjadi area wisata keluarga. Biaya masuk ke Hutan Bambu ini adalah Rp. 0,- alias GRATIS, anda hanya perlu untuk mengikuti aturan yang ada yaitu tidak merusak tanaman dan membuang sampah pada tempatnya.   2.       Masjid Cheng Hoo Dengan warna mencolok seperti hijau, kuning dan merah, mungkin anda akan mengira bahwa bangunan ini adalah Klenteng, namun ternyata ini adalah sebuah Masjid!   Masjid Cheng Hoo, dinamakan demikian sebagai wujud rasa terimakasih dan penghormatan warga Surabaya terhadap laksamana Cheng Hoo, seorang Muslim dari China yang turut menyebarkan agama Islam di Indonesia. Bentuknya yang unik dengan perpaduan nuansa Oriental, Timur Tengah dan Jawa membuat Masjid ini salah satu objek wisata yang wajib dikunjungi saat libur lebaran di Surabaya.   3.       Makam Sunan Ampel Sunan Ampel merupakan keturunan dari Ibrahim Asmarakandi yang lahir di Kamboja pada tahun 1401. Pada usia 20 tahun, Ia dipercaya oleh Raja Brawijaya untuk mendidik moral para bangsawan di Majapahit, karena itulah Ia sampai di Surabaya.   Ia menghabiskan seluruh hidupnya untuk berdakwah dan menyebarkan nilai-nilai kebaikan hingga tua dan wafat pada tahun 1841. Masjid Sunan Ampel merupakan hasil pembangunannya bersama warga Surabaya pada masa itu, sehingga jenazahnya pun dimakamkan di area Masjid Sunan Ampel ini.     Di sekitar kawasan ini terdapat banyak rumah kuno yang dihuni oleh warga keturunan Arab, anda pun bisa sekalian mencicipi kuliner Arab disini seperti kue pukis Arab dan kue apem Arab.