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Address: Terminal Jayabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia
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City and its name

Surabaya city gets its name after two deadly water dwellers- the shark (sura) and the crocodile (buoyo). Strange because Solomon Islands where I presently live also has the shark... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Krishnan N
Honiara, Solomon Islands
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Surabaya city gets its name after two deadly water dwellers- the shark (sura) and the crocodile (buoyo). Strange because Solomon Islands where I presently live also has the shark and crocodile as symbols on its coat of arms.

Thank Krishnan N
Jakarta, Indonesia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Its Icon of suroboyo as the name meaning Suro "Shark" and Boyo "Crocodile" will be good view if you see on night with lighting view. look it.

Thank Setiadi17
East Java, Indonesia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This monument is the landmark of Surabaya. The name of Surabaya was taken from the story of this monument. Sura means a shark and baya means a crocodile. The two animals were fighting to rule this area until they both died. So, people use their name as the name of this city, Surabaya.

Thank IntanSariSmile
Denpasar, Indonesia
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Visiting once is enough and photographer are really helpful in taking pictures and offering picture taking with reasonable price.

Thank Travelenjoyment4
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

That's nothing less than the symbol of this beatiful city. The shark and the crocodyle in a constant battle. Stop in front of it on your way to Surabaya Zoo. It worth to take a picture. There is always tourists there so you might to have to wait a little. Also, be polite and besides waiting patientely for your time,... More 

Thank Marcelo D
Ubud, Indonesia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We saw it several times driving through Surabaya, we thought its just another piece of art, but then we found out its one of the citys icons. It's really not special and certainly not great enough to go look at it, nice for a drive by.

Thank Rick K
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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261 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The legends tell of the great fight between the two icons in the ancient days where the city derived its name Surabaya. Suro is said to be the shark while Boyo is the crocodile in the local dialect. So, put them together, you get Suroboyo. It's a big monument along a very busy main road, nearby the zoo. If you... More 

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Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visiting Surabaya just for this monument, and it was't disappointing at all. clean and tidy. love how they arrange this small garden.

Thank RoyGitsu
Singapore, null, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Please come and take photos this place.This is the icon of the city and you will know many interesting about the name and the legend of the city. I visited this monument twice, in the morning and at night. I think they can have some souvenir shops near this area :)

Thank Truc N
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

If this is simply a landmark at a busy road intersection, then it serves its purpose. But as it represents the rich history and origins of the city and its people, then this and the adjacent zoo needs much more work and funding to turn it into something the city deserves.

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