monument stands in a teak forest and was built to honour
the first Governor of East Java, Mr. Soerjo. He was killed
during a communist riot in 1948. At that time, in November
of 1948, President Soekarno had summoned all the governors
of the Republic to meet in Yogyakarta (at that time Yogyakarta
was the capital of the Republic of Indonesia). On his return
trip to Surabaya, in the Dukuh Bago Kedungalar Village,
his excellency was held up by PKI followers, and forced
to enter the forest. Right in the middle of the Kedungalar
Ngawi forest his excelency was brutally killed. On that
spot where RM Soerjo Monument was built, Its location is
also quite strategic, between the teak wood, and the mahogany
wood forest along the Ngawi-Solo highway.
Like other natural tourist resort, this ecotourism resort also offers the natural panorama that set against the dense teak and mahogany forestry. The specialty, that at the edge of this ecotourism resort the Soerjo Monument has been erected to mark 23 species of rare plants which are protected by law, such as; the sawo kecik, citradora, cendana, sonokeling, and others. There also many kinds of birds that have been bred like; the Perkutut, Podang, Jalak, Bekisar and Jungle flows.
For the comfort of its visitors, the management i.e. the Perum Perhutani KPH Ngawi has made available various facilities. They are; an information room, musholla, a pendopo to rest, a children's play ground, handicrafts, showroom, public utilities, and plenty of parking area.