November 07, 2018
Located in one of the most historical main road in Surabaya, Gunungsari Street, there is no need to question Singgasana Surabaya easy access to various tourist attractions in the city. From urban open space to the local zoo, there is everything for every family member and it’ll only take you less than 30 minutes to get there. To make your vacation in Surabaya worthwhile, we’ve compiled five closest tourist attractions from Singgasana Surabaya for your references.
Taman Bungkul – 8 minutes – 3.5 km
In 2013, Taman Bungkul received ‘The 2013 Asian Townscape Award’ from the UN and since then this beloved green space is more popular than ever. Located 3.5 km away from the hotel, Taman Bungkul offers numerous of facilities that will make your time worthwhile – such as children’s playground, jogging track, green park area, food court, and of course free Wi-Fi. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy your days off with the family, this beautiful park would be the perfect destination for you.
In August, 1916, under the instruction from the Governor General of the Netherlands East Indies, Surabaya Zoo was established and then it was opened for public two years later. In 1927, the mayor of Surabaya had decided to take the financial responsibility upon the zoo, thus making this place officially owned by the city until now. Located 10 minutes away from the hotel, Surabaya Zoo is not only a fun place to visit for its beautiful and exotic animals but also for its educational value. Children can learn many things about wild animals and how to protect them, it allows them to explore this new and exciting environment, and last but not least, zoo can also be a great place to escape the frantic of the city.
Located in Ahmad Yani Street, Taman Pelangi is not only serve as low-budget yet wondrous tourist attraction, but also an open green space which serve as an oasis of serenity in the middle of the busy city. One thing you must be paying attention to, it’s better for you to visit this park in the evening in order to appreciate its true beauty. From 5 pm – 11 pm, Taman Pelangi will be illuminated by the light from the 31 curved pillars that has been known as the main attraction of the park. If you’re into street photography, don’t forget to snap a few pictures while you’re at it. For those of you who are just looking for someplace to sit down while admiring the beauty of the city, Taman Pelangi is also a great place for said activity.
Visma Art Gallery
Our next destination, which is only 15 minutes away from the hotel, is perfect for those who are looking for educational yet entertaining place to visit. Located in one of the most strategic area in Surabaya, Visma Art Gallery is the home of numerous contemporary artworks and fine arts from the nation’s most well-known artists. Teja Putra Lesmana, founder and owner of Visma Art Gallery, mentioned that one of the reasons he opened this gallery was to allow inspiring artists and designers from all around the country to showcase their creative ideas
Last but certainly not least is this gorgeous place known as Taman Flora. Located in Manyar Street, 20 minutes away from the hotel, this park offers its visitor a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city with its magnificent scenery. Another thing that makes Taman Flora is so loved almost eleven years after its first opening it’s because of the constant improvement that this park had went through. In 2012, a new site called Taman Toga UKS was officially opened for public and here you can find children’s playground, fish pond, fountain, deer cages, giant bird cages, and also a free internet area. Needless to say, this place has everything for every family member.
If you’re looking for the best to get around Surabaya, do not hesitate to seek for information from our friendly staff. Have a wonderful holiday!
Photo credit (Via Instagram)
Taman Bungkul @dickytombz
Kebun Binatang Surabaya @kebunbinatangsurabaya
Taman Pelangi @iid.karinaa09
Visma Art Gallery @e1sastrawiguna
Taman Flora @ajengardini