Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument

The City of Surabaya has some historic monuments, one of which is the Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument. Being 30.6 meters tall, the building looks pretty high towering the sky. There are some unique things that you need to know about the monument. On its top, there is a statue which depicts the Indonesian navy. When you look at the statue more carefully, you will notice that it looks heroic facing the sea. This literally shows how the Indonesian navy ready to fight hard for the sake of protecting the nation. It was built under the command of Muhammad Arifin.

Jalesveva Jayamahe

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The original design was made by Nyoman Nuarta. It is not only a monument to commemorate the heroes. It has another function, which is serving as a lighthouse. This way, it is easier for ships at night to see the coast. New York has the Statue of Liberty. It is a symbol of pride for the people of New York. The same applies to this statue. It has become of pride for the people of Surabaya. It is an icon for people to commemorate those who worked hard to defend the country. If you are interested to know the budget for finishing this statue, it actually costs about Rp. 27 billion.

Jalesveva Jayamahe Surabaya

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The construction was started in 1990. Many claim that it is one of the tallest monuments ever built on earth. It is arguably second to the Statue of Liberty when it comes to height. If you want to know in person how it looks up close, then visit this place. The frame is made from steel, while the outermost layer is mainly copper. It is only one of some many great places in Surabaya. They were built in hopes that people will forever appreciate the Indonesian navy. There lies a large gong in the courtyard. It has a diameter of 5 meters and a height of 2.2 tons. Since the monument is pretty tall, it is visible from a great distance. That’s all you need to know about the monument. If you have time, come to visit this historic monument.

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