Most visited tourist attraction in Surabaya
Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta, a metropolis city with population reachs 5 millions peoples, Surabaya is the center of business, commerce, industry, and education in eastern Indonesia. Surabaya known as the 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 name city of Surabaya.
The combination between the modern metropolis city and the value of history making Surabaya as one of 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 about Surabaya city. This attractions 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:
Sura and Baya sculpture: It is a visualization of mythical fight between two powerful animals in water and then used as a symbol of the city of Surabaya in the form of a 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).
Heroes Monument: This monument is a memorial monument of Surabaya city that symbolically is a city of hero, it is well known that Surabaya peoples has a very important role in the independence of Indonesia. This symbol was built to commemorate the fight of 10 November 1945 in which the people of Surabaya and surrounding cities bravely fights against the Dutch military aggression and won the battle even though a lot of lives that have become victims.
House of Sampoerna: it is a cigarette museum belong to HM. Sampoerna, one of the biggest cigarette factory in Indonesia, in this museum you can alive the workers makes cigarette. You can also see the history of cigarette in Indonesia and how it use spreads to all area in Indonesia.
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 goverment 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: As the name which is 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.