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History of Surabaya

Posted by Ade Nugraha on 21 March 0 comments



History of Surabaya
(A Story  Telling)

Ones upon time, in the wide coast often occurred between a Sura shark and a crocodile. They fighting just for eaten. Both of them is strong, dare, smart, wild and greedy. Every time they face to face but no one could  make a winner. And then they making an agreement. 

“I am bored fighting every time” Sura said.
“so do I, what must we do so that we are not fighting?” the crocodile asked.
The Sura Shark had have a plan to stopping and make an explain.
“to avoid a contra, better we divide a hegemony zone with two place. My powerful in deep ocean and make sure I am eat in there, your powerful is on the land and your prey that live on there. We have a limited for divide a hegemony, it is a land and the sea which ups and downs as order.
“deal, I am agree” crocodile said.

With the two power place which has a limited, so the shark and the crocodile never fight against. both of them make a deal to respect each other.
But, one day, sura shark looking for prey in a river. He doing whisper so that the crocodile is unrealized. First the crocodile doesn’t know what shark was doing. But one day the crocodile found the shark. Of course he angry looked the shark was breaking the commitment. 

“Sura, why you collide the rule that which we dealing? Why you dare look into a river which it’s my authority?” the crocodile asking.
Sura who is not felt wrong that he do taken easy himself.
“I collide agreement ? the river is water, isn’t it? I told you that I am is the power in the water? a river is consist a water, so it’s include my authority to,” Sura said.
“What? A river is on the land place whereas your zone authority is in the sea, so the river is my power state!” the crocodile  angry.

“wait. I never say that in the water mean only in the sea, but it’s mean that not only in the sea but also in the river because a river is also a water. Sura said.
“You are looking for trouble, expressly, Sura?”
“No! I thing my reason is good and I really in the right hand!” Sura said.
“you purpose to deceive me. I am not stupid! Crocodile said, beginning angry.
“I don’t care about your brain. The important is the river and the sea are my authority!” Sura keep on his mind.

“you do lie to me? So the commitment is failure! Now we can fight against to proof who have a big power and have one place authority!” crocodile said.
“fight against, I am not afraid!” Sura opposite with proud. 

The battle beginning against. This time more appeal and terrify. both of them attack, pounce, bite and strike each other. In the flash time, blood spread surrounding them which water looks red from their body. They fighting desperately, no have rest merely.

Crocodile get a bite at the dais  her tail on the right. And then, a crocodile tile always move to the right. Meanwhile a sura tile get a bite to, then Sura back to the sea. The crocodile was satisfy keep his authority area.

The battle between a shark who the name is sura with crocodile is very interested in the heart Surabaya people. So that, Surabaya name always make contact with the tragedy and after that moment the tragedy is made a symbol which we say now Surabaya city, shark and the crocodile as the symbol.

In spite of another opinion if the Surabaya word  come from sura word and baya sura have mean victory or salvation, and baya come from danger word, so Surabaya have meaning “welcome to the grave”. The grve or danger have a meaning in the line from tar-tar army, they want to regulate the java king. Must be the punishment will given to the kartanegara, because kartanegara was died, he was killed. So jayakatwang to attack from tar-tar army, after make to conquer jayakatwang, tar-tar people rob all property and a hundred beauty girls to bring to tiongkok. But Raden Wijaya can’t sent if he did like this with a good ideal, Raden Wijaya attack the tar-tar army at ujung galuh harbour, until they are comeback to tiongkok.

Next, after raden wijaya won, on two moment, he was declaration that the day as the anniversary Surabaya city. Surabaya was supposing that to always howling. On the November 10 1945 is a proof  from Surabaya people fighting, face the dangerous from England and netherland attacked.
 
Nowday, fighting defend a water and land still keep on. In the rain weather flood spread to city. In the dry season, sometimes the land get dry. It’s Surabaya