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Heroes Monument

Surabaya, Indonesia

Heroes Monument

Located in the centre of Surabaya in the Jl Pahlawan, in front of the East Java Governor's office, stands a 41 meter high monument commemorating the Battle of Surabaya on 10 November 1945 in which the people of Surabaya fought against Allied and Dutch forces who wished to occupy Indonesia again.

The monument has become Surabaya's landmark and is shaped as an upside down nail. It was build on a 2.5 hectare piece of land that used to be the High Courthouse (Raad van Justitie) in the Dutch colonial times. During the Japanese occupation the building was used as the base camp for the military police where many Indonesians were trialed and tortured for their resistance against the Japanese occupation. During the Battle of Surabaya in 10 November 1945 the Courthouse was destroyed by the Allies.

President Sukarno laid the first stone of the monument on 10th November 1951, exactly six years after the battle. One year later, on the same date, the building was opened for public.

A museum was opened later, the Perjuangan Sepuluh November 1945, about the battle. There are collections of weapons, diorama of the Battle, photos and statues. All in all the museum gives a good overview of the Battle.

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It's located in front of the East Java Governor's office, so it's so easy to reach here.

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Open from 07.00-15.00 WIB (Tuesday-Friday) and 07.00-12.00 WIB (Saturday-Sunday).

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Tickets for the museum are about Rp 5.000 per person

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Surabaya is served by Juanda International Airport. SurabayaJuanda International Airport is located about 10 km south from Surabaya. A taxi into the city from Juanda International Airport would cost IDR 110.000. Read more about Juanda International Airport or look for flights to Surabaya

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