The Monumen Bambu Runcing or the Pointed Bamboo Monument is a structure representing three upright bamboo spears surrounded by beautiful fountains and a garden with flowers. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Surabaya and particularly looks gorgeous at night when illuminated with lamps and floodlights.
Sharpened bamboo staffs were fashioned during the Battle of Surabaya when conventional warfare weaponry and arms were hard to come by, and soldiers used these makeshift spears to fend off the enemy. The bamboo spears came to symbolize the indomitable spirit of the freedom fighters, and the monument was erected to honour it. The monument is located in the heart of Surabaya and is in close proximity to Surabaya Zoo, Surabaya Plaza, and other attractions.