SNA Media Club

Indonesia Expat and Singapore National Academy collaborate to provide insightful articles on Surabaya and East Java. Student journalists in the SNA Media Club, from primary to high school, pick up valuable hands-on journalism skills via mentorship from the Indonesia Expat editorial team.

A Journey into History at Tugu Hotel, Malang

Known worldwide for its rich historical heritage, Tugu Hotel brilliantly tells many stories that will make you travel back in time. Inspired by styles of the colonial...

Malang: Villages with A Splash of Colour

A new coat of paint and a change of colour can make a big difference in people’s lives. SNA Media Club members visited three villages in Malang where residents...

Please Help Lombok – Part One

Singapore National Academy is running a fundraising program for the victims of Lombok’s devastating earthquakes. Our Media Club has conducted interviews with Lombok...

Traditional East Java Snacks

Just like any other country, Indonesia has a wonderful selection of traditional snacks which are close to the hearts of locals. The snacks to be found in the many...

A Staycation in Surabaya

Sometimes we all just want to get away and feel like we are on a holiday, but at the same time we don’t want go through all the hassle of airports and immigration. For...

Green

Green Spaces in Surabaya

It is quite difficult to find green spaces within Indonesian cities and Surabaya is no exception. Dr. Ir. Tri Rismaharani, the mayor of the fast-developing city, is very...

Antiques

Indonesian Antiques

Due to the intertwined histories of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, some “Indonesian antiques” actually share their roots with our Malaysian and Singaporean...

Hotel Majapahit, Surabaya

Hotel Majapahit is a majestic hotel located in the heart of Surabaya which has witnessed first-hand the changing history of Indonesia, from Dutch colonisation, through...

Interesting Landmarks in Madura

You’ve ventured to the historical city of Surabaya. Are you confused about where to go? Well, we have an excellent suggestion for you. Madura is a great destination to...

A Traditional Japanese Bathhouse in East Java

Batu, a small mountain side town located close to Malang city, is known to locals for its excellent attractions. From zoos to numerous fun educational parks, this town...

From Sumptuous to Simple, Classy to Rustic : Three Restaurants to fit any Budget in Surabaya

Food is more than just sustenance to keep us alive. Many people like to follow the latest food trends and visit trendy restaurants and cafés, and generally they choose...

Mediterranean Escape: A Miniature Europe in Surabaya

Wisata Bukit Mas is a premium housing complex that has a miniature European park within the grounds, known as the Notre Dame Adventure Park, where replicas of famous...

Holistic Education–Going Beyond Academics

Foreword by: Joel Grant, Operations Manager of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation Not all learning happens in the classroom. In today’s...

36 Hours in Surabaya

Do you want to explore Surabaya, but don’t know how to begin your journey? Don’t worry, The SNA Media Club is here to enlighten you with our 36-hour guide to this...