ITS–The Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument is located in the naval base of the Eastern Fleet, at the end of the port in Surabaya, East Java. It officially opened on December 5th, 1996 by the then President, Suharto. The statue on this monument represents a navy colonel standing bravely, with a commando sword in his left hand, and his right hand at his waist to display self-confidence.
With a height of 65 meters, the monument is the highest statue in Indonesia and the third highest in the world. The highest statue in the world is The Great Buddha UshikuArcadic Statue in Japan, with a height of 120 meters. The second one is The Statue of Liberty in the coastal area of New York, with a height of 83 meters. NyomanNuarta, who is building the Statue of Garuda WishnuKencana in Bali, designed the statue of this monument.
The monument consists of a five story oceanic museum, which utilizes multimedia, presenting information about oceanic matters in Indonesia via both diorama and electronic displays. From the chest and the hat of the colonel, one can enjoy a view of the Madura Straits. An elevator is available from the bottom of the shoes to the head of the colonel.
The statue is made of recycled copper, which was donated by PLN (400 tons), PT TELKOM (40 tons) and 60 tons of bullet casings from PT. PINDAD.