Suroboyo Monument

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feltroneu
George Town, Malaysia2,337 contributions
Dec 2019
The monument itself is very attractive. You can see the 2 giants from the water are fighting to each other. This is the legend of Surabaya and how the name of Surabaya is formed. You have to be careful when taking photos as the place is very crowded and it is at the roadside. There is limited parking lots so suggest to take grab and let the driver wait at the roadside for a quick while. You will also found there so many photographers that is volunteer to help taking photos and what you need to do is to pay them for the photos you want each @ Rp10,000. Of course you can take your own photos there. The weather in Surabaya is incredibly hot so you won't be able to stay long under the sun.
Written 30 March 2020
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Peter R
Boston, MA2,215 contributions
Dec 2019
Located outside of the zoo, this monument represents the symbol of Sura (Shark) and Baya (Crocodile) entangled
Written 17 December 2019
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Joanna Middaugh
Liverpool, UK6 contributions
Nov 2019
Like one of the symbols of Surabaya. Can pass by and take photos. Just to mark the place but nothing to do there.
Written 9 December 2019
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Bangla,barry
Surabaya, Indonesia83 contributions
Oct 2019
It’s not often a shark and an alligator (crocodile) are scrapping it out in a monument. But the zoo is right there and of course food carts are there too. It’s worth a look see.
Written 5 November 2019
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sensesawaken
Singapore, Singapore180 contributions
Oct 2019
One should visit this monument as it tells you the storey of how Surabaya city gots its name. its located by the river bank and if you do not notice it, you can miss it all together.
Written 28 October 2019
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Isnaini Khomarudin
Lamongan, Indonesia37 contributions
Oct 2019
First time to Surabaya? Don't miss this attraction spot. Located exactly in front of Surabaya zoo, the Suroboyo Monument stands as a remembrance to the history of how Surabaya came to be. This marks the bravery (symbolized by crocodile) of the local kingdom back in the past when defending their area against intruders (symbolized by shark).
Enjoy the the photo session too as there are many photographers around especially during the weekend.
Written 6 October 2019
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89joyce
107 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
The SUROBOYO Monument. Next to Bonbin. Goodspot for photoshoot. There are a lot of photographer with quite cheap price.
Written 30 April 2019
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Mohammed Shahri... S
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Simple huge monument located in front of Surabaya City Zoo and next to a river. Beautiful spot to take a snap during the day and night (with lights). Parking is available, just a few step away.
Written 31 March 2019
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YusufKS
Jakarta, Indonesia156 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
The Emblem of Surabaya city.

Fighting shark and crocodile is the emblem of Surabaya city, located near the entrance to Kebun Raya Surabaya (Surabaya city zoo). It's derived from local folk etymology, sura or suro (shark) and baya or boyo (crocodile), they fought each other in order to be an animal king of the land and sea, they both injured in this fight, the shark returned to the sea as ruler of the sea, and the crocodile return to the land as ruler of the land/river. This folk story is unverifiable though very popular.

Regardless of that, Suro and Boyo (Shark and Crocodile) Monument is an unique and interesting place. It's also beautiful, clean, and well organized. The fountain and the garden surround the monument make this place more fresh and green. And because it located near the entrance to Kebun Raya Surabaya (Surabaya city zoo), we can go to the zoo after visiting this place.
Written 18 January 2019
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Ben919191
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia140 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Surabaya got its name from a local folklore which tells of the vicious battle between Sura (white shark) and Baya (a crocodile) for the supremacy of the animal kingdom. This beautiful monument depicts this battle.

The garden encompassing this monument is very beautiful with its flowers and plants.
Written 24 November 2018
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