Surabaya is the capital province of East Java and is the second biggest city in Indonesia after Jakarta. Surabaya is the city of culture, education, tourism, maritine and industries. The provincial capital Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia and the headquarters for the Indonesian Navy. East Java is also the most industrialized province in Indonesia with a strong economy and is rapidly becoming a major player in commerce and business. With business on increase Surabaya caters for its office related travelers very well indeed. Hotels spring up as investors gain in confidence. Juanda International Airport of Surabaya certainly adds to the tourism industry.
The people of Surabaya are a cosmopolitan lot in the whole. Ethnically Javanese they area unlike their neighbor to the west. The locals have a reputation for frankness which is a typical Madurese trait.
Surabaya has something for most travelers and visitors. One of the most interesting sights has to be Kalimas harbour. Rather like Sunda Kelapa in Jakarta but without the tourists, there are long lines if huge phinisi schooners, loading and uploading goods from all over the Indonesia archipelago. They are part of the largest commercial sailing fleet in the world and are still busy transportation much of the country needs.
How to get there
Surabaya is linked by both domestic and international flights from major cities, towns in Indonesia and cities from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, and other big cities in Asia.
Buses and trains are served from Bali and cities in Java.
Hotels in East Java
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