Despite his exile, the late Soekarno had a burning desire to fight against the Dutch Colonial government. He frequently met and socialized with villagers in Ende, visited Kelimutu lake. Then he founded a theater group named Kelimutu Secret to spread his political messages.
The house was built in 1927 – owned by Abdullah Ambuwaru. In 1954 The Indonesian government then took over the house and made it as a national heritage.
The first Indonesian President Soekarno – the father of the Nation, was exiled to Ende by the Dutch Colonial Government for four years (1934 – 1938). During his exile he often meditated to get inspiration for Indonesian Independence. Then came out the idea to form Pancasila – the philosophical foundation for Indonesian.
You may combine your trip to this exile house, Koka Beach, Kelimutu – three colored lake and the fantastic Komodo Island in Labuan Bajo