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TB Silalahi Centre (Museum Balige)
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

This is one of famous village in the district of dairi. It is located at the edge of lake toba and has a very beautiifull view of hills the lake toba and the name is Silalahi Beach.
The beach in particular is very nice where you do the swimming activities.however, you have to go silalahi beach that far from "fish farmer" that brings water polution to the water. In here there is a comfortable hotel and a restaurant that provides a steady menu for you enjoy, the price is quite affordable.
Other that the condition of the road that is quite bad about 15 minutes. But all will be paid when you enjoy the beauty of the silalahi beach...
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Date of experience: February 2018
11  Thank Sela19
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

The entrance fee is very cheap but you can see many attraction from the culture of Batak (ulos, traditional fabric of 6 tribes in Batak). Museum TB Silalahi was founded by lieutenant TNI (pc) Dr (Hc) Tiopan Bernhard Silalahi which formely was a buffalo herd boy. This museum there are clothing service TB Silalahi, imitations Batak village, traditional fabric and type of weapons from 6 tribes Batak (Toba, Karo, Simalungun , Mandailing, Pakpak and Angkola). Around the museum there is a beautiful view of the lake Toba and paddy fields around it. You need to bring your are vehicle to reach the museum. Anyway it's a good place to lear about the culture of Batak.

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank JodiantoP
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Good for people who wants to learn or just curious about bataknese, so amazing to see varioua batak legacy and authentic in a one place who not owned by government

Date of experience: July 2017
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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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