Tourism of Indonesia
Ready to Go to Surabaya City
Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.
In Surabaya City, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.
In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.
Surabaya is the capital of the Indonesian province of East Java and the second-largest city in the country, after Jakarta.
The city has a population of over 3 million within its city limits and over 10 million in the Greater Surabaya metropolitan area, known as Gerbangkertosusila, making it the second-largest metropolitan area in Indonesia.
Located on northeastern Java on the Madura Strait, it is one of the earliest port cities in Southeast Asia. According to the National Development Planning Agency, Surabaya is one of the four main central cities of Indonesia, alongside Medan, Jakarta, and Makassar.
Surabaya is home to many of the nation’s fiercest independence fighters, the city is known to locals as Kota Pahlawan (City of Heroes) and around the city you will see scattered statues commemorating many heroes of the independence movement.
Historically this city used to be the trading hub for the illustrious inland empires of Java, that included Majapahit, Singosari and Kediri.
Situated on the mouth of the Brantas river, Surabaya was officially founded in 1293 on the site of a legendary battle between a shark (sura) and crocodile (baya).
Today Surabaya is a modern industrial city, considered the economic and trading center of Eastern Java as well as home to the nation’s navy. Second only to Jakarta in size, population and commerce, this is a massive city of over three million people.
With 21st century shopping malls, colonial era buildings and business high rises, this city represents a melting pot of Javanese culture with modern industrial development.
The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.
The environment is also well maintained.
Visiting Surabaya City, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.
For visitors, highlights of the city include it’s zoological gardens, the immaculately presented Sampoerna museum or a visit to the island of Madura where you can experience the excitement and thrill of a local bull race. The city is also an ideal base to explore the other attractions of East Java including Mt Bromo, the cool mountain retreats of Malang and the natural beauty of Ijen Plateau.
In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.
The journey to Surabaya City is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.
Surabaya is served by domestic and international air routes. Many domestic routes use Surabaya airport as a transit point.
Airlines operating to and out of Surabaya include:
- Garuda Indonesia
- Lion Air
- Air Asia
- Sriwijaya Air
Boats operate from Tanjung Perak Harbour. Pelni operate connections to Sulawesi and Kalimantan.
Fast trains travel between Jakarta and Surabaya via Semarang and Yogyakarta. From Surabaya most trains going to Jakarta depart from Pasar Turi train station and depart multiple times a day.
Taxi’s, buses and bemo all operate in Surabaya.
The cities extensive bus network is the most popular way to get around. Bemo (minibuses) operate on different routes which are labelled A, B, C etc.
The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.
We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.
In Surabaya City, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), Money Changer, ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.
If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).
In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.
Finding place to stay in Surabaya City is very easy. We can stay at home stays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.
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Experience and Reviews
There are already many visitors have visited Surabaya City, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.
So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.
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