Corto plazo
GREAT-STV1913 INDONESIA Semarang, Central Java Corto Plazo 25/07/2019 06/08/2019


Heritage ambassador of Cheng Ho Festival. Volunteers are to become heritage ambasadors to spread the message of heritage conservation and peace to the public who enjoy the festival and to the world through social media.  



Sampokong also known as Gedung Batu Temple, is the oldest Chinese temple in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. Originally established by the Chinese Muslim explorer Zheng He (also known as Sanbao) _ later is called as Cheng Ho. The temple is now shared by Indonesians of multiple religious and ethinisties including Muslims and Buddhists, Chinese and Javanese. A full-scale restoration held in January 2002 by the Sam Poo Kong Foundation to prevent flood and other problems may occur. Restoration completed in August 2005, along with the 600 years Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho)’s arrival in Semarang celebration. More about Sampokong temple here Sam Po Kong Temple recently has developed their heritage conservation program that is also aimed to be educative and enjoyable for locals and visitors in Semarang. In the mast 3 years, Sam Po Kong foundation try to engagae more elemements of locals to participate in the festival. This has been significantly bringing more positive and peaceful energy in the diversity lives of Semarang people.  2019 will be the mark for the festival to bring even broaden participants/ supports from other countries through the international workcamp  Heritage Soci Camp – Cheng Ho Festival in cooperation with GREAT. 



3. To bring their positive energy and peace throughout the festival and spread the brotherhood through out the public in Semarang, social media and possibly covered by national media. 4. To strengthen sense of belonging and preservation of local heritages  for locals 



 Volunteers will learn about history of Sampokong temple and the legendary Cheng Ho from the founders of the temple.   Volunteer will participate in the manual preparation of festival to make the offerings and other materials with local community   Volunteer will participate in the festival as supports for the carnival groups   Volunteers who are interested in participating the practice of local dances and to perform dances are more than welcome to join this festival. 


Accommodation & meal arrangement 

House of local people.  Volunteers will share together sleeping space separately between females and males. No bed. Need sleeping bag. Sharing bathroom. Self cooking by the volunteers. Volunteers will make common rules, daily cooking team, cleaning team and washing team and any additional needs together for their collective living group. 


Study Theme 

About Sampokong Temple, Cheng Ho and Semarang history   



 Strong motivation and with social skill living with local host families.  Interested in heritage issues especially traditional culture, mix culture, arts, dances.  Agree to update the actiivities in their personal social media to promote peace and diversity. 


Location & Leisure Semarang, urban area.  https://goo.gl/maps/UhjR3G7epLv   


Meeting Point 

GREAT volunteer house and office in Semarang.  https://goo.gl/maps/HEeB1xZ58Y72. Contact Incoming Staff incoming.stv@greatindonesia.org  or whatsapp number +6282243631981 Ms. Ismi (emergency only) 



English with other volunteers. Bahasa Indonesia and Javanese language with locals.


Nearest Terminal 

 Ahmad Yani International Airport Semarang, IATA Code SRG. 60 mins by flight from Jakarta Soekarno Hatta International airport, IATA Code CGK.   Semarang Tawang Train Station, 6 hours from Gambir Train Station jakarta. 



Weather can be up to 40 degree Celsius with 80% humidity. Less hygiene condition.