The Indonesian city of Surabaya has a number of attractions for the tourists to see. There are numerous monuments which are popular with the sstourists such as the Heroes Monument and the Monument of Bambu Runcing. Located on Panglima Sudirman Street in Surabaya, Indonesia, the Monument of Bambu Runcing is a memorial for war heroes. It is one of the must visit tourist sites for any traveller to this region and the good news is that it can be accessed with ease as it is right at the heart of the town.
Bambu Runcing has been used as a traditional weapon of war by the Indonesian armies during the battle against Dutch colonialism. Sharpened bamboos have been used as a weapon to attack the enemies during these wars and since the 10th of November 1945, Heroes’ Day is celebrated to mark the valiant war veterans and their battle against the colonisers. It is believed that this edifice shows the spirit amongst the troops who fought a battle at a time when there were no modern weapons. It is also one of the main tourist attractions and the key attraction that showcases the struggle for independence. The setting comprises of five pillars in the shape of bamboo sticks of differing heights and there is water flowing from them. Around it there is a small garden with ornamental plants and beautifully manicured gardens. Even in the evenings it is beautifully lit up paying homage to the valiant forces, which fought for their motherland and paid with their lives.
For the traveller exploring this metropolitan and its diverse attractions, there are various other places of interest in the vicinity such as Tunjungan Plaza, Surabaya Zoo, Surabaya Plaza and also Heroes Monument.
Tourists who are on a lengthy holiday in this part of the world can leisurely go to most of these places while staying at an apartment Surabaya or even a Surabaya hotel. For those who are looking for a luxurious setting as well as the comfort and ease of living at home the best place to stay at is the Somerset Surabaya hotel and serviced residence, which makes life easy and comfortable in this bustling eastern city.
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