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20 October 2009

Surabaya - The City of Indonesian Heroes

City of Surabaya is the capital of East Java province, Indonesia. Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta. Metropolis with a population of about 3 million inhabitants, Surabaya was a business center, commerce, industry, and education in eastern Indonesia. Surabaya city known as a hero because of his history is calculated in the struggle for Indonesian independence from the colonizers.

Surabaya word said to have originated from mythical story of battle between the sura (shark) and baya (crocodile).Although Java is a majority interest (83.68%), but Surabaya is also home to various tribes in Indonesia, including the Madurese (7.5%), Tionghoa (7.25%), Arabic (2.04%), and the rest are other ethnic groups or foreigners.

shopping center
* Mall: Plaza Tunjungan, Surabaya Town Square, Galaxy Mall, Surabaya Plaza (Delta Plaza), Pakuwon Trade Center, Supermal Pakuwon Indah, Royal Plaza, Golden City Mall, Plaza Marina, Red Bridge Plaza, City of Tomorrow, Empire Palace.
* Modern: Sinar Supermarket 24 hours, Sinar Jemursari, Carrefour Golden City, Carrefour BG Junction, Center Point Carrefour, Carrefour Rungkut, Ahmad Yani Carrefour, Makro Tandes, Waru Makro, Giant Maspion Square, Giant Mayjend Sungkono, Mulyosari Giant, Giant Wiyung, Hi-Tech Mall (computer center), Tunjungan Electronic Center, World Trade Center (phone center), Red Bridge Plaza (JMP) and the Surabaya Wholesale Center (PGS).
* Traditional: Atomic Market, Pasar Turi, Darmo Trade Center (DTC), Market Tambah Rejo Baru, Genteng Market, Market Kapasan.

You can see the below picture , on the right. A statue of Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument. Its a little bit similar whit a liberty right?

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gabriella said...

i have been go to surabaya last year...and i love the food and the culture. Have u a travel to go surabaya?

Maria Sanctionovous said...

I live in New York and this Jalesveva Jayamahe Statue is similar with Liberty Statue.I wanna go to Surabaya

Anonymous said...

heya i'm from canada well, actually what the great place for honeymoon?

Ethnic Indonesia said...

You can choose Bali or Lombok for honeymoon. Many people choose there from around the world.

Administrator said...

Or you can choose Anyer .Anyer is a beautiful beach in westside of Java island the local tourism are like to go there...Bali is too far from Jakarta, you can visit this Anyer will be eat 3-4 hours by car or bus.
You can fishing,swimming,and "HONEYMOON" there...
but,bali and lombok still perfect for honeymoon

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