Surabaya, in East Java, is a city that some 2,400,000 people call home.
Surabaya is situated about 410 miles (660 kilometers) east of Jakarta, the national capital, and approximately 170 miles (274 kilometers) east of Yogyakarta.
Take advantage of Surabaya’s reputation as a great place to shop. Find the perfect accessory, stock up on groceries or just people-watch at one of the many quirky shops and boutiques. Tunjungan Plaza and Galaxy Mall are great places for browsing shops and stalls. Surabaya Town Square and BG Junction are other bustling shopping centers.
It’s impossible to know what makes a place tick until you know its past; thankfully Surabaya has carefully preserved the House of Sampoerna, one of the area’s most significant historic places. Enquire about a guided tour, try to imagine what it was like in times gone by and learn about local history.
In Surabaya you'll be sure to enjoy some of the engaging museums, such as the Mpu Tantular Museum, where inquiring minds can get inspired. Savor the quiet atmosphere, ask about any temporary displays, pick up a souvenir at the gift shop or just explore the well-curated displays.
Surabaya is one of those special destinations that reveals its hidden gems to those who who dig a little deeper. The Cheng Hoo Mosque, The Cheng Hoo Mosque, the Al Akbar Mosque and the Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument are perfect spots to cap off your holiday in this colorful destination.