Surabaya is the capital of East Java and a developing metropolitan port city, known for being the 2nd largest city in Indonesia. With a well-connected international airport, this bustling ‘city of heroes’ boosts great tourism infrastructure such as varied accommodation options (from international 5-star hotel chains to affordable local boutique hotels), interesting attractions, luxurious shopping malls with world-class brands and endless food options. Supported by its eclectic mix of heritage and culture, this is not your usual soul-less city.
Popular with both business and leisure travellers, Surabaya enjoys yearlong tropical climate. There are also many family-friendly attractions such as the Surabaya Zoo (reputed to be one of the biggest in Southeast Asia with the most complete collection of animals!), Kenjeran beach that houses a Chinese temple with a 20m-tall Goddess of Mercy statue, and a fun-loving Suroboyo Carnival family theme park.
Surabaya is connected to the beautiful Madura Island - known for its natural Hawaiian-like beaches - via the 5.4km Suramadu Bridge, Indonesia’s longest bridge. Its strategic location makes it the gateway to tourist destinations in East and Central Java.
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