Monument of Bambu Runcing

If you have heard of bamboo spears, these are actually traditional weapons from Indonesia. Indonesian soldiers used to fight on the battlefield using these powerful tools. They fought hard to defend their nation against the colonials. On 1945, November 10, there was a commemoration to honor the heroes who died on the battlefield. If you want to visit historic places in Surabaya, then you should not miss the Monument of Bambu Runcing because this monument depicts the struggle of the heroes in the colonial era.

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A bamboo spear is unique and has a simple appearance, but it does not mean that it is not effective. These weapons were very effective to repel the enemy even when they came with modern weapons. This monument was built as a form of respect to the heroes. It is located on Panglima Sudirman Street. This is an iconic site in Surabaya. Therefore, if you plan on taking a trip to the city, you can spend time to come to this place and see it in person.

We bet you will have a different impression when looking at it up close. Here are a few things you need to know about the monument. First of all, it consists of five pillars and they differ in height. Some are taller than the rest. However, all those tapering structures resemble bamboo spears. We have no information regarding the height of each structure. Another interesting fact about the Monument of Bambu Runcing is that it shoots water at certain times.

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The monument is located in a small park. There are many flower plants surrounding the monument and you will be mesmerized by the wonderful flowering plants. The monument is located in the heart of the city, so it is not hard to get here. You can get there by taxi or another vehicle. It is situated close to the Surabaya Zoo. You may want to visit the place, but do not forget to stop at the Monument of Bambu Runcing. Other attractions nearby that you can find include Surabaya Plaza and Tunjungan Plaza.

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