February 13, 2019
Is that time of the year again! Valentine’s Day – where couples from all around the world are racing to get the most special gift for their loved ones. Before we get into the fun part of this article, for those of you who might not be familiar with Valentine’s Day history, this romantic holiday was originated as a means to honor Saint Valentine.
Legend said that back in the Roman Empire era, Saint Valentine was known to be a priest who performed weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. At that time, it was believed that a married soldier will never make a good fighter – thus marriage was impossible for them. This legend was also led Saint Valentine to be crowned as ‘the patron saint of love’ and from that moment on, Valentine’s Day was celebrated all across the nation.
If you’re happened to live in Surabaya or you might planning on spending a fun holiday here, we are encouraging you to spare some time to visit these five places. Not only known as some of Surabaya’s most famous tourist attractions, but the ambience of these places will instantly make your Valentine’s Day much more exciting and romantic.
1. Surabaya Carnival Park
Located in 333 Ahmad Yani Street, Surabaya Carnival Park was opened for public in 2014. Five years had passed and this carnival park is now considered as one of the most famous tourist attraction in the City of Heroes. Defined as a sweet escape in the middle of the city, Surabaya Carnival Park is not only suitable for families but also for couples who are looking for a nice and fun place to hang out on the weekend. This due to the fact that Surabaya Carnival parks offer its visitors with some of the most interesting recreational activities one could ever found in an amusement park.
For example, upon entering the park area, you will find Surabaya Carnival Park’s signature ferris wheel. Not only that, you can also find a go-kart area, 4-D cinema, art gallery, even a wax museum! After spending a long hour circling the area, you might want to have a quick bite to recharge your energy. This isn’t something you need to worry about, because there are street food vendors that you can find around Surabaya Carnival Park. Needless to say, this place will be a perfect choice to celebrate your Valentine’s Day.
2. Surabaya North Quay
Who knows that a quay can make a great dating place? After it was officially opened for public in 2014, Surabaya North Quay is soon to be known as one of the most romantic places in Surabaya. Maybe, you are still wondering ‘how could a place like a quay or port was ever considered as a place to bring your dates?’ because Surabaya North Quay is indeed a unique tourist attraction to begin with. In this place, not only you can find numbers of boats, ships, and yachts, but you can also enjoy the beauty of Madura Strait from 3rd floor of the quay!
Yes, we mentioned about the 3rd floor of Surabaya North Quay, because this place is truly one of a kind harbor. Divided into three major areas, on the first floor you can find a huge and comfortable waiting area. On the second floor, you can find a small market where local vendors from Basha Market and Pop Market are gathered to sell their signature products. As for the third floor of Surabaya North Quay, visitors can find street food vendors who sell some of the Surabaya’s most beloved traditional food.
3. Zangrandi Ice Cream
In 1930, Renato Zangrandi came up with an idea to build an ice cream parlor for the Dutch socialites who resided within Surabaya area. Thus, ‘Renato Zangrandi's Ijspaleis’ was born. As an Italian descendant, Renato Zangrandi grew up with a general knowledge and familiarity with varieties of ice cream and gelato. This what led Zangrandi to try his luck in this sweet business and ever since then, Zangrandi Ice Cream is known to be one of the must visit places for tourist in Surabaya.
Located in 15th Yos Sudarso Street, Zangrandi Ice Cream has wide ranges of ice cream and gelato that you can try out. For example, The Love Deal which will be perfect to be enjoyed by two persons or more. On The Love Deal menu, you can get six scopes of vanilla, chocolate, mocha, and durian ice cream which are drizzled with chocolate syrup. If you want to go for a classic menu, try Zangrandi’s signature Banana Split or Noodle Ice Cream! With the romantic and nostalgic ambience of the old Surabaya, Zangrandi Ice Cream will certainly be a perfect choice for you!
4. Kenjeran Park
Located 40 minutes away from Singgasana Hotel Surabaya, Kenjeran Park will be the perfect choice for those of you who are looking forward to do something different yet exciting on Valentine’s Day – strolling around the park or maybe have a nice little picnic! Built in a 15 acres land, Kenjeran Park offers not only the beauty of its scenery but also religious and cultural tourism for those who might be interested on learning more about Buddhism.
Upon entering the park area, visitors will be greeted by Tian Ti Temple which translated as ‘Temple of Heaven.’ Not only that, visitors can also visit other well-known religious sites around Kenjeran Park area such as Buddha Catur Muka statue, Sanggar Agung Temple, and the famous Goddess Kwan In statue. With a wide array of sites to pick in one place, Kenjeran Park soon became one of the most visited tourist attractions in Surabaya. For those of you who want to experience a romantic Valentine’s Day with Chinese Dynasty atmosphere, Kenjeran Park is just the place for you.
5. Singgasana Hotel Surabaya
Singgasana Hotel Surabaya had just released a Valentine’s Day promo, as means to accommodate our loyal guests who are looking forward to spend this special day with their loved ones on a lavish dinner. A four-course set menu will be presented by our chef in a romantic dinner by the pool and it will be opened with Muscovy Duck Spring Roll as the appetizer. Then, it continues with Cauliflower and White Miso Cream Soup, followed by Pepper Crusted Fillet Mignon or Grill Stuffed Salmon Roll, and Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake will be presented as the dessert. If you’re looking for a more casual setting, try our dinner set menu at Want Café for IDR 100.000,- ++/pax.
For more information about Valentine’s Dinner at Singgasana Hotel Surabaya and reservation, contact us at 031 568 2703 atau hotline: 0817 5182703 / 08113332703.