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Suroboyo Monument

Jayabaya Terminal, Surabaya, Indonesia
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A visit to know how Surabaya got its name

Most first visitors may wonder how Surabaya city got its name. Though no one could miss sighting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AlexSayok1
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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
simbol of surabaya

symbol of surabaya,,,, sura and baya,,,, the mean of the city named from near surabaya zoo so nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anugerah_08
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Tuban, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most first visitors may wonder how Surabaya city got its name. Though no one could miss sighting the crocodile and shark monument, the mystery of Surabaya will remain if one had not take time to stop-by and visit. Best time would be in the morning...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

symbol of surabaya,,,, sura and baya,,,, the mean of the city named from near surabaya zoo so nice to see it

Thank Anugerah_08
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

The name Surabaya, from what I understand, means a fusion between a shark and a crocodile. This monument certainly shows that but for my taste, the city's monument is just too ugly.

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

It is a unique monument, marking the city. The battle between the crocodile and fish are then relived to name the city of Surabaya.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

The icon of Surabaya, statue of a shark and a crocodile. Not much to do here other than taking photos.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This monument is near Surabaya zoo...while buaya itself is crocodile in English. The place lies almost at city center..so its worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

when i saw advertisement or movie about surabaya, this monument looked really big. but when i saw the real monument, i kinda surprised because the monument is smaller. but the details of the monument and the meanings behind it are great

Thank ValentinoEdward
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Suroboyo monument is located in front of Surabaya zoo. I wouldn't recommend to visit a zoo (check my review about the zoo) but you should stop by this monument and admire it (and taking selfie in front of it).

Thank Fandra2206
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Suroboyo Monument is a beautiful landmark in Surabaya (Suroboyo) is locally believed to derive its name from the words "suro" (shark) and "boyo" (crocodile), two creatures which, in a local myth, fought each other in order to gain the title of "the strongest and most powerful animal" in...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

It is cannot be argue that this landmark is the most famous in Surabaya City but when I came there, the landmark had been closed with yellow line so I cannot go further to see the beautiful Sura and Baya scuplture

Thank Obbie A
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