The Surabaya Zoo

This is an interesting place in Surabaya City, East Java Province, Indonesia. The Surabaya Zoo is located at Jalan Setail No. 1 Surabaya. You can find it easily on the map, near the Wonokromo Station. In front of its entry gate, there is a statue of the symbol of Surabaya, the Sura (Fish) and Baya (Crocodile).

I bought an entry ticket. It cost Rp 10.000 for adult to enter the zoo. Let’s go inside …..

There is a Map of Surabaya Zoo near the entry gate. I took a photograph of it. This map can help us to find our location as well as the animal location. Here is the map in Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Language). The title is Kebun Binatang Surabaya, means Surabaya Zoo.

The Zoo has rich vegetation and thousands of animals. The class consists of Mammal, Reptile, Aves and Pisces.

The mammals class consists of :

  • Tapir
  • Ceetah
  • Baboon
  • Camel

Camel (Camelus Dromedarius) is able to live in temperature up to 41°C (106 °F) at day. Camel can run up to 65 km/h (40 mph) in short range and able to maintain speed of up to 40 km/h (25mph). Because of its ability, military used camel as cavalry in past century.

  • Zebra
  • Capybara
  • Sambar Deer
  • Black Bear

Black bear ( Ursus americanus ) eats both meat and plant such as salmon, crayfish, nuts and berries. It also feed on bee larvae as a protein source. Black bear can stand and walk while it look at something since it hind legs are slightly longer than forelegs. It’s native habitat is in North America.

Giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis) is the tallest of land-living animal. Giraffe has a long neck to reach the leaves of trees. Giraffe can reach up to 5.5 metres (18 feet) tall for male and slightly shorter for female. Giraffe lives in savanna, open woodland or grassland.

  • Llama
  • Bison
  • Elephant

  • Anoa
  • Hippopotamus
  • Sumatran Tiger
  • Lion
  • Horse
  • Chimpanzee

The Reptile at Surabaya Zoo consists of Snakes, Komodo Dragon, and Crocodile. In my opinion, The Komodo Dragon are very interesting. They fed every 5th and 20th day month at 12:30 pm. These are the biggest lizards in the world. They can grow to a length of 3.63 meter and weight of 150 kg.

The Aves class consists of:

  • Green Peafowl

Green Peafowl ( Pavo Muticus ) usually spend time on the ground but roost in trees at a height of 10-15 m. Green Peafowl is only found in the forest or scrubland in Java Island. The male Green Peafowl has a slight crook in its neck and long iridescent upper tail feathers. According to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, Green Peafowl is evaluated as vulnerable.

  • Cockatoo
  • Jalak Bali ( Leucopsar Rothschildi )
  • Pelican
  • Ostrich

The Surabaya Zoo is a very nice place to visit. I will come to this zoo next time.

By Sapteka,

Vegetarian In Malang, East Java, Indonesia

Malang City is the second largest city in East Java, Indonesia. When I visited this city, I went to some vegetarian restaurants, such as Metta Vegetarian and Gardenia Bakery & Resto.

Metta Vegetarian is located at Jalan Simpang Wilis No.7, Malang. It serves Indonesia and Chinese vegetarian cuisines. The menu consist of Nasi Campur (Mixed Rice), Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice), Kwee Tiaw, Mie, Soup, Vegetarian Meal, Fried Vegetarian. The price is about Rp. 10000 to 12500 for Nasi Campur or Nasi Goreng.

The taste is good. Look at that dish full of vegetarian meat. I love it. I also asked Tempe Penyet, a traditional cuisine from East Java.

I will come to this restaurant if I visit Malang next time.

The other place is Gardenia Bakery & Resto. It is located at Jalan Raya Dieng No. 31, Malang. It is about 100 meter from Dieng Plaza. The restaurant has a large parking area and nice atmosphere. I impressed with the layout and lighting.

Beside that, Gardenia Bakery & Resto serves delicious Indonesian and Chinese vegetarian cuisines. You can look at the picture below. They serve it well.

This will makes sense for me to visit Gardenia Bakery & Resto next time.

By Sapteka,

Vegetarian In Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

When I visited Surabaya City, East Java, Indonesia, there are some vegetarian restaurants. As a vegetarian, I should find it to dine in. I will show you where to find it in Surabaya.

The first is Zhe Hang Veggy Resto. It is located at Jalan Walikota Mustajab No. 24 Surabaya, near the municipality office. The price is fair. No need to worry. It serves Indonesian and Chinese Vegetarian Cuisine.

Zhe Hang Menu

The other restaurant is Family Vegetarian Fast Food at Jalan Mayjen Sungkono No. 94, near the TVRI. It serves Indonesia and Chinese Cuisine, too. The price at Family is higher than Zhe Hang since Family equipped with air conditioner. I asked for a take away Nasi Campur (Mixed Rice). It served well in a box. I like it very much.

Mixed Rice of Family Vegetarian Fast Food

Well, Surabaya City served the vegetarian with excellent taste.

By Sapteka,