Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta, with a metropolis population reached 3 million, Surabaya is the center of business, commerce, industry, and education in eastern Indonesia. Surabaya known as City of Heroes as a highly regarded history in the struggle for Indonesian independence from the colonizers. Surabaya word supposedly comes from a battle between the mythical story of Sura (shark) and Baya (crocodile) and eventually became the city of Surabaya.
The combination between the metropolis and the value of history is very thick making Surabaya as one tourist destination always remains interesting and worth visiting, at least there are some monumental places that we can visit to get to know more closely Surabaya. In the event this trip we present the most representative places to visit in order to know the historical context of Surabaya in the past and the present Surabaya metropolitan city, among others:
House of Sampoerna
Is a museum that is recorded the history of cigarette and tobacco of HM. Sampoerna factory from time to time, this museum still retained even after the company was acquired by Philiph Morries the American Cigarette company. In this museum we can get to know about how the cigarette are produced, besides we also can get to know about the spreading of cigarette use in Indonesia until now.
Sura and Baya sculpture
It is a myth visualizing two animals fight the most severe water and then used as a symbol of the city of Surabaya in the form of sculpture. Sura and Baya statue located at the main road entrance to the city of Surabaya, on the other side of the road there is a statue of Sura and Baya Surabaya Zoo (KBS).
This monument is a memorial monument symbol of Surabaya city that symbolically is a city of hero, it has a very important role in the independence of Indonesia and Surabaya closely with him. This symbol was built to commemorate the events of 10 November 1945 in which the people of Surabaya and surrounding cities bravely against the Dutch military aggression and won the battle even though a lot of lives that have become victims.
Tugu Bambu Runcing
Bambu Runcing is one of the traditional weapons used by the freedom fighters against colonialism. As the important and generally use of the weapons in the past, then government built a monument of Bambu Runcing in Surabaya symbolically to visualize that the city of Surabaya is a city of heroes and symbols and historical value of the Indonesian nation epic.
Suramadu Bridge – The Longest Bridge in Indonesia
The name of this bridge is the initials of Surabaya and Madura, this bridge connects Java and Madura at Madura Strait, the construction of this bridge represents the metropolitan of Surabaya and it’s ambition of development to be accomplished with surrounding city strut. Suramadu bridge in the evening have exotic panorama with a beam of light that illuminates the body of the bridge along the 5,438 m.
Is Theme park that combines the shoreline area and many tourism object into one location, here we can find the sclupture of the Goddess Kwam In, pagoda, the sclupture of Budha and off course the center shop of souvenir, on the afternoon we can enjoy the beautiful sunset in the beach of Kenjeran.
Is one of the famous city garden of Surabaya, this is the place of young peoples meets and gathers, on the weekends usually there is a music show by art communities of Surabaya, this is one of the most important iconic place of Surabaya.