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TB Silalahi Centre (Museum Balige)
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

Happened to visit this place on a Sunday along with on of my colleagues who took me there. Surprised to find such a place developed by one individual that is standing as a testimony to his achievements and goading all other youngsters to follow his path on selecting a good career path. The aspect of motivation for the local youngsters is the message conveyed through this museum, built by the person whose name the museum has. One could find military arsenal at the entrance showing the interest and efforts it took to create this museum. Entry tickets are levied IDR 10,000 per person. For foreigners there is a different rate. The museum has three buildings/sections, one the museum showing the personal collections, life history of Lt. General TB Silalahi, showing his school days, college days, military school days, uniformed service days, ministerial days, special envoy days, etc. It was moving to read about his early life, his fancy for vespa scooter, etc. The second building shows the batak culture that shows the different batak sects/clans, their fighting, their chieftain singmaraja, etc. Third section shows typical batak houses/villages. There is also a souvenir shop and a cafeteria functioning. The most important of all is the elevated location of the batak culture buildings from where a nice view of the greenery, the small town of Balige, Lake Toba - all could be seen. So in all a nice place to visit and spend a couple of hours on an information gathering spree.

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank VAS1586
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Reviewed January 12, 2017

Its a honor to visit one of the biggest Bataks Museum in town and salute to the founder former Lt. General TB. Silali for his effort to make this come true. I discover many things that havent seen in my life before as Batak's people.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Mahadi C
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

good place, nice and very unic, must be safe for the future.
the place is very far from medan and need be patience for travel to this place

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank morningstar007
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Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

I believe this center or museum do good for other people to see..not necessarily from Batak Tribe or family member of TB Silalahi.
Various lesson you can take if you visit this place..culture..army..back to before independence time of Indonesia.
His own collection was complete and in good condition adding some stuffs about batak and splash of karonese.
Not forgotten,the view is magnifique..superb.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

Interesting and informative museum about Sumatra and local Batak culture. One part of this place is dedicated to TB Silalahi, a former minister. The other part is full of information about different local cultures incl tradional clothes and houses. I really liked the place. It's worth a visit if you are around Balige area.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank jorio398
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