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Sumpah Pemuda Museum (the Youth Pledge Museum) was established in the early 20th century. Located at Jalan Kramat Raya No. 106, Central Jakarta, the owner of this building was Sie Kong Liang, and it was where the Youth Pledge was recited.
It started when around 1908, Sie Kong Liang turned his home into a lodging establishment, renting out rooms to students from tot Opleiding van Inlandsche Artsen School or Stovia and Rechtsschool, RS – where among those who rented a room were Muhammad Yamin, Amir Sjarifoedin, Soerjadi from Surabaya, Soerjadi from Jakarta, Soenarko, Koentjoro Poerbopranoto, Mohammad Amir, Roesmali and Mohammad Tamzil. It then became a gathering place for students.
On 15 August 1928, the youths decided to use Sie Kong Liangs house as the place of the second Youth Congress. The pledge was made on 28 October 1928, where Indonesian youths vowed to have one homeland, one nation, and one language: Indonesia. In this congress, the Indonesia Raya song was first played by Wage Rudolf Supratman, through his violin – and it was also sung for the first time by Dolly Salim, the daughter of Haji Agus Salim.
The Youth Pledge gives an awareness that the differences of the Indonesian people can be united as Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, which means “Unity in Diversity”.
Explore the Youth Pledge Museum here.