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15/04/2016
A Taste of Africa in Surabaya | Archipelago4U

A Taste of Africa in Surabaya - Are you looking for something exciting to do? Check out this International Cooking Class conducted by Petites Mains. It will introduce you to African Taste and Flavor. Rich, complex, and delicious to the max! Read on...

International Cooking Class in Surabaya. Learn how to make sumptuous dishes from Ivory Coast, Africa.

Looking for something to do in Surabaya on Thu, Apr 13th? Check out French movie MAESTRO at IFI Surabaya (French Institu...
13/04/2016

Looking for something to do in Surabaya on Thu, Apr 13th? Check out French movie MAESTRO at IFI Surabaya (French Institute). It's FREE! The film tells a story about true friendship between a famous filmmaker and a struggling actor. It was released in Jul 2014, 84 min long, and received a score of 7/10 per IMDb. IFI is located in Central Surabaya. For more info, please check out the picture below.

If you happen to be in Surabaya, do check out Campina Ice Cream Factory Tour. It is one of the BIGGEST ice cream factori...
13/04/2016

If you happen to be in Surabaya, do check out Campina Ice Cream Factory Tour. It is one of the BIGGEST ice cream factories in Indonesia and their tour is open for public and it's FREE! You will learn about the history of ice cream, Campina, and ice cream making process. Best of all, you get a FREE ice cream at the end of the tour!

Prior arrangement has to be made by calling their office at 031-8432247 or email them at [email protected]

They have a strict dress code; no shorts, skirts, and must wear shoes. We suggest you wear socks, since they will require you to be barefoot in some of the rooms and or to enter the restroom.

No camera is allowed on most parts of the tours, except at the front facade, auditorium, and tasting room. So no pictures but here are images of their logo and products.

11/04/2016
Mizu Shingen Mochi Recipe 水信玄餅 ぷるるん This Cake Looks Like a Raindrop

There is a new dessert trend that is taking the world by storm and we in Indonesia have been eating them for ages albeit minus the good presentation and Japanese sauce. It's called Raindrop Cake from Darren Wong in the US. He sold 700 of these during a Food Fair! It was such a hit that he started getting inquiries from as far as Singapore!

Why is it called Raindrop? It has clear color and water like texture. Best yet, it has ZERO calories! It's very simple to make since it uses 2 ingredients only; mineral water and agar. For those living in Indonesia, we can use agar-agar Swallow brand. Let's jump on the bandwagon and get cooking. Read on...

This looks like a large drop of water but it’s actually a cake! It's called Mizu Shingen Mochi and it's so delicate it needs to be consumed in less than 30 m...

If you happen to be in town over the weekend and in the mood to mingle with expats and locals, do check out Quiz Night a...
08/04/2016

If you happen to be in town over the weekend and in the mood to mingle with expats and locals, do check out Quiz Night at Pakuwon Golf & Country Club. Entrance is IDR 150,000. It benefits Cleft Care Indonesia. Note: English proficiency is a MUST. See ya there 🍺🍸

Looking for something exciting to do Fri nite? Check out Banyuwangi Cultural Performance in Surabaya. Its a 2-days event...
08/04/2016

Looking for something exciting to do Fri nite? Check out Banyuwangi Cultural Performance in Surabaya. Its a 2-days event but Fri line-up is better. Theirs is always one of the GRANDEST and MOST EXCITING to watch! Its FREE so do come early. FYI Banyuwangi just WON 1st place in World Tourism Award in Europe in Jan 2016. So dont walk, ruuuuuunnnnnnn...

Do you know that Majapahit Hotel offers a guided tour of their property? It costs around IDR 110,000 per person and it c...
08/04/2016

Do you know that Majapahit Hotel offers a guided tour of their property? It costs around IDR 110,000 per person and it comes with cake and coffee/tea. You get to see the flag pole where the historical Flag Incident took place in 1945, the historical room where the meeting was held, and the largest Presidential suite in Asia. Call first to ensure that the suite is not occupied and or under renovation. It was beautiful but sadly no picture since we didn't take one last time. It was closed for renovation yesterday.

Can anyone guess what this is? Its one of the prized exotic spices of Indonesia that attracted the Portugese, Spanish, a...
29/01/2016

Can anyone guess what this is? Its one of the prized exotic spices of Indonesia that attracted the Portugese, Spanish, and Dutch to come and conquer Indonesia centuries ago. It was native to Indonesia before it was planted elsewhere. Preparing this for Feb2016 Food Tour. To sign-up, please drop us an email at [email protected].

#archipelago4u #Surabaya #Surabayafoodtour #Surabayaculinaryadventure #eastjava #foodtour #culinaryadventure #indonesianexoticspices #spice #indonesianspices

TEMPEH Workshop - Surabaya - Jan 16th 2016. Join the rest of the world and learn how to make Tempeh from scratch.We got ...
20/01/2016

TEMPEH Workshop - Surabaya - Jan 16th 2016. Join the rest of the world and learn how to make Tempeh from scratch.

We got ISO-certified Tempeh producer to teach us the process covering from Raw Material Selection, Tempeh Starter Kit, Making of Tempeh, Tempeh Incubator, History, Nutritional Value, Production, & Consumption of Tempeh domestic and intl market.

To sign-up for our next one, please drop us an email at [email protected].

#archipelago4u #Surabaya #Surabayaworkshop #Tempehworkshop #Tempeh #Tempe #Learnhowtomaketempeh

JAMU LOVE AFFAIR with PT Njonja MeneerFirst Jamu workshop held in Surabaya on Nov 13-14, 2015. There were 3 sessions: De...
24/11/2015

JAMU LOVE AFFAIR with PT Njonja Meneer
First Jamu workshop held in Surabaya on Nov 13-14, 2015. There were 3 sessions: Detox, Skin, and Hair. It was presented by Vanessa Ong, Claudia Ong, and Ibu Lily Siswanto. We had a good turnout from both local and international participants from US, Poland, Peru, and Australia.

A heartfelt thank you to all participants, vendors, and media who have come and graced the event. This would not have been possible without your support! Thank you, Terima Kasih!

New government decree that enables more tourists to visit Indonesia. Selamat Datang!
06/11/2015

New government decree that enables more tourists to visit Indonesia. Selamat Datang!

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has signed Presidential Decree no. 104 of 2015. The Decree offered a short stay - free visa for tourist from 75 countries whom intends to visit Indonesia. Those numbers exclude 15 countries and special regions which have been reciprocal Free Visa Agreements. Eventually, there are 90 countries in total. Wondering whether you can apply for free visa or not? Check the list here http://ow.ly/TcbeU
#WonderfulIndonesia

For anyone who will be in Surabaya on Oct 25, check out this Thanksgiving Festival called Sedekah Bumi at Made Village. ...
23/10/2015

For anyone who will be in Surabaya on Oct 25, check out this Thanksgiving Festival called Sedekah Bumi at Made Village. Made Village or Desa Made is a traditional farming village located in urban area next to Citraland. Open to public.

Be prepared for a day of exciting cultural activities from processions of giant Nasi Tumpeng, traditional male and female wrestling, gamelan, dance, and many more!

JAMOOOO Lovers.... First in Surabaya! After 5 successful runs in Jakarta, Jamu Workshop with Njonja Meneer is coming to ...
13/10/2015

JAMOOOO Lovers.... First in Surabaya! After 5 successful runs in Jakarta, Jamu Workshop with Njonja Meneer is coming to Surabaya. Nov 13-14 at Kabinet Cafe, Surabaya Barat. Limited seats. Rsvp only.

Presented by:
Vanessa Ong, Dewi Magazine's Indonesia Game Changers
Claudia Ong, 4th generation Jamu Maker Njonja Meneer
Lily Siswanto, herbalist and beauty consultant with direct lineage to Keraton.

For more detail, please contact:
[email protected]
WA: 081-334-339-402
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Sat, Sep 19 - Surabaya Merah Putih event will be held at Majapahit Hotel from 8 to 9 a.m. Come and join us to see the re...
17/09/2015

Sat, Sep 19 - Surabaya Merah Putih event will be held at Majapahit Hotel from 8 to 9 a.m. Come and join us to see the reenacment of the historical Flag Incident that took place in 1945. The courageous Indonesia freedom fighters tore the blue part of the Dutch flag and what was left was red and white, the color of Indonesian flag.

Tunjungan Art will be held from Wed, Sep 16th to Fri, Sep 18th. There will be the famous traditional dance of Surabaya, ...
14/09/2015

Tunjungan Art will be held from Wed, Sep 16th to Fri, Sep 18th. There will be the famous traditional dance of Surabaya, Tari Remo, along with fashion show, music ensemble, exhibition, bazaar, etc.

Both indoor and outdoor events will be at various locations. Indoor events will be held at Museum Surabaya. Outdoor events will be held at one of these points: Tanjung Anom, Optik Seis, and BPN buildings.

Snapshots from Surabaya's International Kite Festival 2015. Floating balloons in all shapes and sizes coloring the brigh...
12/09/2015

Snapshots from Surabaya's International Kite Festival 2015. Floating balloons in all shapes and sizes coloring the bright blue sky. We got Garfield, Curious George, Dragon, Chinese Puppet, Spiderman, and many more. Experience the wonder of kite-flying!

They will be around till Sun, Sep 13th. So check it out and let your inner child come out to play!

The annual International Kite Festival is back in town! There will be 36 participants both from local and international ...
09/09/2015

The annual International Kite Festival is back in town! There will be 36 participants both from local and international from Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Macau, and Sweden. Visit the exhibitions, workshops, and bazaar. Come and join us for a FUN & COLORFUL day under the sun on Sep 12th & 13th!

Step into history as you visit the oldest Chinese Temple in Surabaya, built by Mongol Tartar soldiers in 13th century! I...
08/09/2015

Step into history as you visit the oldest Chinese Temple in Surabaya, built by Mongol Tartar soldiers in 13th century!

Immersed in ancient traditions that are still very much alive today: prayer rituals, offering of Joss Paper, and fortune-telling using Chinese Fortune sticks & Jiao Bei blocks. To top it off, watch Wayang Potehi, an ancient Chinese puppet show devoted to the temple's deities.

This is part of our Friday City Tour. To learn more, please contact us at [email protected].

03/09/2015

Good news! Beginning Oct 2015, citizens from 45 countries will be able to travel visa-free to Indonesia with a max stay of 30 days.

To enjoy this, they must enter from one of the entry points below:
Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta
Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali
Kuala Namu Airport in Medan
Juanda Airport in Surabaya
Hang Nadim Airport in Bata
Sri Bintan & Tanjung Uban seaports in Bintan Island
Sekupang & Batam Center ports in Batam Island

Complete list of countries:
Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, Chile, Morocco, Peru, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Russia, South Korea, Japan, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and South Africa.

Australians tourists can buy a visa on arrival.

Sep 2015 - Surabaya Calendar of EventsYay! We have an exciting month ahead. In the early part, Heineken will be in town ...
03/09/2015

Sep 2015 - Surabaya Calendar of Events
Yay! We have an exciting month ahead. In the early part, Heineken will be in town with their Green Room Experience. Normally, you can only find them in other metropolitan cities in Asia. Let’s dance and drink the night away!

Come Sunday, check out the photo exhibition titled #60Solution by an award-winning French photographer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand. They are in town for a good part of the month and you can check them out at Sampoerna Gallery.

If you are hungry for traditional cultural activities, well we have many of them throughout. First to kick off is Wayang Potehi and Wayang Orang. Both are puppet shows that will introduce you to two great cultures: Chinese and Indonesian (Javanese). Next, we have Festival Seni Nusantara. Both local and other regional acts will grace the stage. Get ready for an enchanting evening!

Calling all mooncake lovers! Please come and join us for our Mooncake Making Class. We will be making snowskin mooncake infused with the exotic flavor of Indonesia: nutty coconut, sweet pandan, juicy palm sugar, tangy tamarind, etc.

Some of these events are free and some are ticketed (like cooking class). Join us and lets discover the new face of Surabaya!

Aug2015 - Manten Pegon: Traditional Surabaya Wedding. It reflects Surabaya as a melting pot of culture: Dutch, Arab, Chi...
03/09/2015

Aug2015 - Manten Pegon: Traditional Surabaya Wedding. It reflects Surabaya as a melting pot of culture: Dutch, Arab, Chinese, Javanese, and Maduranese. A beautiful affair that gives you a glimpse of Surabaya's rich heritage. After all, it is a 722-years old city.

To learn more, please contact us at [email protected].

If this doesnt entice you to come and check out the world's largest archipelago, we are at loss for words.
11/08/2015
25 reasons why you should never travel to Indonesia

If this doesnt entice you to come and check out the world's largest archipelago, we are at loss for words.

There’s been so much hype about Indonesia. Here’s 25 reasons to convince you that travelling to Indonesia is absolutely pointless.

In total agreement with this. Our company joins the NEW GENERATION of travel agents. Changing the face of travel in Sura...
11/08/2015
Why a New Generation of Travel Agents Matters More Than Ever

In total agreement with this. Our company joins the NEW GENERATION of travel agents. Changing the face of travel in Surabaya and Indonesia.

To learn more, please contact us at [email protected].

In the digital era, it's easy to assume that travel agents have become passé. But that's not the case—in fact, if you want personalized service and luxurious touches on your next trip, you'll almost certainly want a specialist in your back pocket.

Besides offering thematic Food and City Tours for Surabaya, we can also create a customized (bespoke) travel programs ca...
11/08/2015
How to Get the Most Out of a Travel Specialist

Besides offering thematic Food and City Tours for Surabaya, we can also create a customized (bespoke) travel programs catered to your interest and needs.

To learn more, please contact us at [email protected].

Yes, a travel specialist is supposed to plan out every last detail of your trip, but it's always good to make sure you've covered your bases. Make sure you're making the most of their expertise with these four tips.

10/08/2015
BBC News Indonesia

A European owns a Tempeh stall in London. There are many like him. They all come to learn. So where can we learn?

Good news! We now offer Tempeh Thematic Food Tour in Surabaya every Tue 10-2 pm except on a public holiday. You get to learn Tempeh from one of the best (certified ISO & HAACP Tempeh producer), make a Tempe-inspired dish, and enjoy a bountiful feast of Tempe dishes. Lets get cooking!

To sign-up, please contact us at [email protected] or +62-81-334-339-402.

William Mitchell, seorang warga Inggris yang sangat menyukai tempe belajar membuat panganan Indonesia ini di Jawa dan membuka warung tenda di London.

Simak cerita lengkapnya: http://bbc.in/1fIGlkq dan http://bbc.in/1e7KkG6

Facts about Tempeh or Tempe, the newly crowned world's superfood. For all the vegans out there, get your protein fix fro...
10/08/2015

Facts about Tempeh or Tempe, the newly crowned world's superfood. For all the vegans out there, get your protein fix from Tempeh if you havent already. For the rest, whats not to love??

We are offering Tempeh Thematic Food Tour in Surabaya every Tue 10-2 pm except on a public holiday. You get to learn Tempeh from one of the best (certified ISO & HAACP Tempeh producer), make a Tempe-inspired dish, and enjoy a bountiful feast of Tempe dishes. Lets get cooking!

To sign-up, please contact us at [email protected] or +62-81-334-339-402.

Mooncake Redefined: Inspired by Indonesia's rich heritage. Instead of making a mooncake with Chinese filling which satur...
10/08/2015

Mooncake Redefined: Inspired by Indonesia's rich heritage. Instead of making a mooncake with Chinese filling which saturates the market, we intend to create one-a-kind mooncake inspired by Indonesian's spices: palm sugar, pandan, nutty coconut, jackfruit, and many more.

Working with the best in the field, Ny. Yazin Zein, to make this a reality. They do all the heavy lifting and our part is eat till we drop!

Will be offering this as part of our Food Thematic Tour in Sep 2015. Stay tuned!

Amazing Race USA: Indonesia EditionWould you like to experience Amazing Race? Come and join us for a VERTICAL CAVING exp...
16/02/2015

Amazing Race USA: Indonesia Edition
Would you like to experience Amazing Race? Come and join us for a VERTICAL CAVING experience in Jomblang Cave. It is about 60-meters drop so it isn't for the faint-hearted! The SKYLIGHT view at the end of the 300-meters alley is otherwordly!! Enough said... Lets go!

To learn more, please contact us at [email protected].

Flores: Lonely Planet's Top Destination 2015Imagine sailing away ⛵, visiting komodo dragons, cooking on sandy white beac...
16/02/2015

Flores: Lonely Planet's Top Destination 2015
Imagine sailing away ⛵, visiting komodo dragons, cooking on sandy white beaches ♨ , sleeping under the stars✨, snorkelling with manta rays, fishing, etc!

To learn more, please contact us at [email protected].

Lombok's famed Kain SongketEver dreaming about MAKING YOUR VERY OWN Kain Songket? Well, you can! Clear your schedule, gi...
16/02/2015

Lombok's famed Kain Songket
Ever dreaming about MAKING YOUR VERY OWN Kain Songket? Well, you can! Clear your schedule, give us your time, and you can live the life of a weaver lady for a change! At the end of the trip, wear it proud! So are you joining us?

To learn more, please contact us at [email protected].

Immersed in Balinese TraditionLets create your own EAT, PRAY, and LOVE version! Visit a Hindu temple in the finest tradi...
16/02/2015

Immersed in Balinese Tradition
Lets create your own EAT, PRAY, and LOVE version! Visit a Hindu temple in the finest traditional temple outfit, receive blessings from the Hindu priest, eat till you drop,...The food and the people watching are awesome needless to say!

To learn more, please contact us at [email protected].

Majestic Sunrise in BorobudurHave an almost-private viewing of Borobudur Temple at sunrise. Next, enjoy a private picnic...
16/02/2015

Majestic Sunrise in Borobudur
Have an almost-private viewing of Borobudur Temple at sunrise. Next, enjoy a private picnic at the hill. We call it breakfast with a view! Afterwards, embark on a full-day of excitement: village discovery, gamelan, batik, cooking lesson, and many more.

To learn more, please contact us at [email protected].

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