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Address: Terminal Jayabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia

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Surabaya icon

It cant be said as monument. The landmark and icon of surabaya city. Sura is shark while baya is crocodile. Must visit this landmark to take selfie picture as prove that you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 :)

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

What interesting about this monument is that you can take pictures from the street photographer. They'll charge IDR 10K per photo. I did have fun having this experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Visit to Surabaya should start from the Suroboyo Monument. What is the relevant of this monument?. Suroboyo and Surabaya is the same thing and the same name. Suroboyo is the intonation and the way Javanese pronounced the word Surabaya and 'a' normally sounds an 'o'. The word Suroboyo which the name Surabaya comes from is actually a name derived from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It cant be said as monument. The landmark and icon of surabaya city. Sura is shark while baya is crocodile. Must visit this landmark to take selfie picture as prove that you already visit surabaya

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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Address: Terminal Jayabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  East Java  >  Surabaya

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