Pasar Turi Station is a high-class station and the second biggest railway station in Surabaya after Gubeng Station. It belongs to Operation Region VIII Surabaya and is on the border of Gundih and Tembok Dukuh, Bubutan-Surabaya. The station is located in Semarang 1 Street, Tembok Dukuh, Bubutan, Surabaya 60172. Pasar Turi Station lies in a strategic position as it is located near Surabaya Wholesale Center (Pusat Grosir Surabaya/PGS) that was popular by the name Pasar Turi.
The station connects Surabaya to other cities in Pantura route, including Lamongan, Bojonegoro, Cepu, Semarang, Cirebon, and Jakarta. The most special feature that this station offers is its unique bell sound for train arrival. Instead of usual sound, Pasar Turi Station uses the instrumental version of the song entitled “Surabaya Oh Surabaya.”
Surabaya Train Schedule
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Surabaya is the capital city of East Java Province. Counted as a metropolitan city, it is the second biggest city in Indonesia after Jakarta. Surabaya is considered as a well-developed city in the eastern part of Java. Therefore, it is not surprising that this city becomes the center of education, as well as trade and business center in East Java region.
Surabaya is entitled as the city of heroes. The most important history event occurred in this city is Battle of Surabaya, on November 10, 1945. The historical site of this post-independence battle still exists in Surabaya, while the date of the battle is commemorated every year as National Hero Day. The event also becomes the reason why the Hero Monument in Surabaya was built.
In addition to historical sites, Surabaya also offers the delicacy of its local cuisines as a tourist attraction. The city is an exciting destination for those who are looking for culinary delights of Java. Some popular foods in Surabaya include rujak cingur, nasi krawu, tahu tek, tahu campur, Lontong Balap, and rawon (beef stew).
Interesting Facts about Surabaya
The origin name of Pasar Turi
A long time ago, there was a traditional market occupied by a lot of merchants who sell turi flowers. Turi is ornamental shrub with white or red pea-like flowers. Turi trees grew largely around the market area, while the flower itself is often used as the main ingredient of peanut sauce for Javanese traditional foods. Turi Market or Pasar Turi (now Pusat Grosir Surabaya) is located near the station and because of that, inspire the station to acquire its name until today.
The origin name of Surabaya
Etymologically, the name “Surabaya” was originated from Sanskrit words; suro that means shark or courage, and boyo that means crocodile or danger. The combined word “Surabaya” can be translated as “courage in danger.” Another belief also stated that the name “Surabaya” came from a myth about the battle involving a shark (Suro) and a crocodile (Boyo) which once happened in the past.
Surabaya owns a monument that may compete with the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty, the freedom icon in New York City, US, turns out to have a rival in Surabaya. Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument (Monjaya) is considered as the rival monument of that famous statue. The monument is a 30.6-meter statue of Naval Force Officer of Indonesian National Armed Forces. Monjaya is the symbol of Indonesian belief and optimism. Besides built as a commemoration monument, Monjaya is also used as a lighthouse in Ujung Madura Harbor, Surabaya.
“The Golden Gate” of Surabaya
You may be familiar with Golden Gate, the glorious drawbridge that connects San Fransisco and Marin area, California. The similar drawbridge can also be found in Surabaya, namely Suramadu Bridge. The length of this bridge is 5,438 m and was built above Madura Strait, connecting Surabaya and Madura. The bridge becomes one of the tourism icons of the city because of its beauty. Those who visited Suramadu often stop for a while to take pictures at this admirable bridge.