Inspired by the culture and history of the Indochina countries, SaigonSan restaurant has an elegantly curated corner dedicated to a historical figure – The Henri Parmentier Room 1919. This room is nestled on the corner of the Royal Angkor dining room, inspired by a French archaeologist who has devoted most of his life to Cham tribe artefacts, known as Henri Parmentier.

Henri Parmentier is an archaeologist and a well-known senior historian from France who has contributed to the preservation of Cham tribe artefacts in early 1900. In 1902, Parmentier joined fellow archaeologist, Henri Dufour, and photographer, Charles Carpeaux in an archaeology expedition to Indochina to learn, record, and preserve Cham artefacts and monuments in Vietnam – The Budha at Ng Duong temple complex. In 1904, The French archaeologist was appointed as the head of the archaeology department in École française d’Extrême-Orient, allowing him to remain active to preserve Cham tribes artefacts.

Back In 1902, The École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) Department of Ecology suggested a master plan to build the Cham Sculpture Museum in Da Nang, where Parmentier took a huge role in the construction of the museum. The first museum building was designed by French architects, M. Deleval and M. Auclair and finished in 1919, utilizing traditional Champ elements in building inspiration as a way to pay tribute to Henri Parmentier.

Inspired by the contribution and dedication of Parmentier in preserving Cham tribal artefacts, the 1919 Henri Parmentier room in Hotel Tugu Malang contains a collection of antiques from Indochina countries to reminisce the forgotten history. Guests can enjoy antiques and artwork in this room after having lunch or dinner at SaigonSan restaurant. Guests can also embark on an Antique Hotel Tour to witness the beauty of other antiques and artworks that are beautifully arranged at Hotel Tugu Malang for only IDR 95,000 ++ / person, which can be exchanged for drinks at Melati Restaurant or Afternoon Tea.