Monumen Kapal Selam or the Submarine Monument is one of the important monuments in Surabaya. Often referred to as monkasel, this construction is located by the Mas River. If you have problems to reach the site, then we suggest you to head to the Surabaya Plaza first because the monument is exactly adjacent to the plaza. It is on 39, the Pemuda Street. This is not exactly a monument given the fact that it is really a submarine. It comes from one of the naval fleet of the Indonesian Republic. The submarine was created by the Soviet Union in 1952, so it is basically very old.
Back then, the submarine was involved in the Aru sea battle. This was open to the public first on June, 27th 1998. To facilitate visitors to access the site, the carcass was eventually transferred ashore. It took serious effort to move the submarine from the ocean to the land due to how heavy it was. It had to be cut into pieces. Those separated parts were later assembled when they arrived at the site. It is one of the most sought after tourist attractions. You can visit here anytime. It is located in the city center, so it is easy to get here by taking any kind of vehicle. It is pretty large, the dimensions are 76.6 meters in length and 6.30 meters in width.
To battle, the submarine has 12 torpedo. It is not only a tourist attraction. It was moved to the land to help people commemorate the heroes. It is open on weekdays from 18:30 am to 22:00 pm. If you want to know the layout of a submarine and its interior, then you can see yourself here. It becomes more interesting because there are not many similar monuments across the globe. There are some rooms that compose the interior, such as a diesel room, a torpedo room, etc. There are many things to do, such as enjoying classic movies, music, etc.