Rosalyn Hariyanto

Syahbandar Tower (Menara Syahbandar) was built during the Dutch colonial period. During the glorious days of the Majapahit Empire, there were a lot of space trading activities with the Dutch which then stopped at the main port of the Dutch East Indies in its time, namely the Port of Kalimas. At the Port of Kalimas there is the Syahbandar Tower. It is located on Jalan Kalimas Utara No.26, Nyamplungan, Kec. Pabean Cantian, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur. This tower is 10m tall and is used as a watchtower, to monitor all ship movements and trading activities. Also to control port activities, distribution of goods, trade, and the circulation of currency during the Dutch East Indies era. On this tower there is also the logo of the origin of the name of the city of Surabaya, namely “Soera Ing Baja”.