Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument, the Symbol of Indonesia’s Navy Accomplishment
The Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument means “on the sea we are victorious.” Jalesveva Jayamahe is also the motto for Indonesian Navy. The monument itself is a statue of a Commodore garbed in full dress uniform, facing the sea and the Suramadu bridge, with his right hand on his waist and his left hand holding a sword against the floor. The monument is located on the west side of Tanjung Perak Port, the main port in Surabaya. The monument also housed a museum which chronicles the history of Indonesia’s naval victories, and displays models and miniatures of ships that have been used by Indonesian Navy and other historical relics. The monument also offers a remarkable view not seen anywhere else in Surabaya. When looking towards the south, visitors can see Indonesia’s naval warships. Visitors can also observe the whole span of Suramadu bridge that connects Surabaya and the island of Madura against the backdrop of the Madura Strait.
Harmoni Keputih Park
The Harmoni Keputih Park, which is also known as Sakura Park, was once one of Surabaya’s biggest landfill which was later transformed into a beautiful functional public space by Tri Rismaharini, the Mayor of Surabaya. In addition to local flowers and plants, the park features sakura trees, which are not available in Surabaya’s other parks. The park also includes a fun playground for children, complete with slides, see-saws, swings, and a jungle gym, making the park family-friendly. For those who want to keep fit, the park also has a jogging track with a stone path. Today, one would not have guessed that this beautiful park was once a landfill.
Co-Working Space Koridor
Koridor, located on Jalan Tunjungan, is a co-working space created by Tri Rismaharini, the Mayor of Surabaya, to encourage the growth and development of local creative economy and technology. The co-working area is fully equipped with 24-hour internet access, a theater room with 100-people capacity, and a 60-people capacity classroom. Both the theater and classroom are equipped with a backdrop, sound system, a screen and a projector. All Surabaya citizens who are currently working on creative and innovative projects that can benefit the city and its citizens are welcome to use the facilities free of charge, 24/7.
Command Center - 112
The city of Surabaya now has a Command Center (CC) 112, an emergency call center similar to 911 service in the United States. This facility is an integrated complaint service for the citizens of Surabaya, through which they can report emergency situations. This service, whose commitment is to provide help in seven minutes, is connected to nine (9) different service agencies that can deal with different types of emergencies.