Surabaya North Quay lies in the Tanjung Perak harbor. It has been opened since February 2016. It was built by Pelindo III purposively to prove that Indonesia, as a maritime country, also has a decent terminal border in the harbor. I have to agree, this area is quite decent.
To get to the location, first you need to enter the Tanjung Perak harbor area which the ticket entrance costs Rp 5000 for each motorcycle and Rp 7500 for each car. After paying the premi-ticket you don’t have to pay anymore (unless you buy food or something there). It’s cheap, isn’t it?
It was at noon when I was there. I heard a prayer call from somewhere within the harbor as I parked the motorcycle. My friend (Intan) and I strolled around the area to find the mosque where the prayer call came from. We were lost and it was very quiet. Until we met an officer who gave us the right direction, finally I was able to find a musholla which actually just few steps after Surabaya North Quay entrance. The entrance actually was just straight across the parking lot and went northward. Foolishly, I went eastward because I thought I heard the call prayer from that side, that’s why we were lost.
As I entered the area, I was amazed with how well this place was designed. The bathrooms, musholla, halls, and cafetaria looked more modern and well organized. Moreover, I was fascinated by an exhibition hall in the second floor which showed where many arts of Indonesian cultures along with the written information about them on the large boards. Some of them were new for me as I had never about them before. I had to give my two thumbs up for the organizer of the exhibition. The idea was very exccellent. On the outside, benches and chairs were placed to enjoy the sceneries of vast ocean and the ships or even yachts pulling over. In the night, the view of this area can be more delightful. The lightbulbs in the night make the atmosphere more romantic and chic. But unfortunately, we came in the wrong time when the sun was hitting us hard. Nonetheless, we still enjoyed the visit.
Ticket price :
Rp 5000 per motorcycle and Rp 7500 per car
Best time to visit:
towards the evening about 4 pm until the evening around 7 pm