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5 Facts About Sarinah

Spectr News Theme Miranti Devina
19, August 2015

When you are passing through Jl. M.H Thamrin, Jakarta, you will definitely see Sarinah Building. This building located near Bundaran HI has some interesting facts. Check this out!

1. The building is named after Soekarno’s nanny when he was a kid. Yup, that’s right! That’s why Soekarno named this building as Sarinah as an honor for his nanny.

2. At that era, Sarinah was built with the money of war plunder of Japanese Government.

3. This is the first skyscraper building in Jakarta with 74 meters high and 15 floors.

4. Sarinah is also the first mall and department store built in Jakarta, as well as in Indonesia. Initially, the purpose of President Soekarno built Sarinah was to promote Indonesian trades and industry with selling all domestic products in this department store. Soekarno wanted to see a progress of Indonesia’s economic side and developed it.

5. On August 17th 1962, PT. Sarinah PERSERO was built. But the Sarinah itself was officially opened on August 15th 1966.

Miranti Devina
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