HomeBlogs Suryo Monument This 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. Like 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.
For 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 area.