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Address: Terminal Jayabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia

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Shark & Crocodile

The javanese word for Sura means shark and baya means crocodile. This is one of the legacy of surabaya and they have built a monument of a shark fighting with a crocodile to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
jeff1955malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The javanese word for Sura means shark and baya means crocodile. This is one of the legacy of surabaya and they have built a monument of a shark fighting with a crocodile to represent it . the sculpture is well made. I do not know if you can call it a monument but it looks nice? It is built within... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

this is a monument? sad to say its badly kept. parking is hard to find. dirty. not worth the money to see it. hope in the future they will make it better.

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Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We were told that Surabaya came from Javanese Suro and Boyo which depict the fight between the shark and crocodile but some stories said that they were white shark and white crocodile whereas the monument in front of Surabaya Zoo the crocodile is in dark color which is different from the front page of Surabaya Tourism material. This may cause... More 

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haarlem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I just think this monument is a bit not obviously enough as a public monument. Need more sign board so people will be more "aware" about this and not only skip it, especially it is located near to the star hotels.

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Surabaya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

this building was build for the respect to the courage acts of the Pers of Surabaya.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

Surabaya is an ancient city, with one mosque dating back half a millenium. It also has one of the most remarkable collections of colonial architecture in South East Asia, most of it completely neglected and time-worn. The historic buff will find much to entertain them in this overlooked city. It is nothing but a disgrace then that this ugly, kitschy... More 

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