monument stands in a teak forest and was built to honour the first
Governor of East Java, Mr. Soerjo. He was killed during a communist
riot in 1948. At that time, in November of 1948, President Soekarno had
summoned all the governors of the Republic to meet in Yogyakarta (at
that time Yogyakarta was the capital of the Republic of Indonesia). On
his return trip to Surabaya, in the Dukuh Bago Kedungalar Village, his
excellency was held up by PKI followers, and forced to enter the
forest. Right in the middle of the Kedungalar Ngawi forest his
excelency was brutally killed. On that spot where RM Soerjo Monument
was built, Its location is also quite strategic, between the teak wood,
and the mahogany wood forest along the Ngawi-Solo highway.
other natural tourist resort, this ecotourism resort also offers the
natural panorama that set against the dense teak and mahogany forestry.
The specialty, that at the edge of this ecotourism resort the Soerjo
Monument has been erected to mark 23 species of rare plants which are
protected by law, such as; the sawo kecik, citradora, cendana,
sonokeling, and others. There also many kinds of birds that have been
bred like; the Perkutut, Podang, Jalak, Bekisar and Jungle flows.
the comfort of its visitors, the management i.e. the Perum Perhutani
KPH Ngawi has made available various facilities. They are; an
information room, musholla, a pendopo to rest, a children’s play
ground, handicrafts, showroom, public utilities, and plenty of parking