Boasting rich heritage, delectable cuisine and some of the best shopping in Indonesia, Surabaya is a vibrant metropolis of over three million inhabitants. According to local folklore, the city got its name from a sura (shark) and a buaya (crock) that once battled for control over the area. Also dubbed “The City of Heroes,” Surabaya is famous as the birthplace of Indonesia’s struggle for independence from the Dutch in 1945.
Today, the East Javanese city embodies a fascinating blend of the old and the new. Stroll down the charming area of the Old City, Chinatown and the Arab Quarter before enjoying gourmet creations at fine dining restaurants and calling it a night at one of the city’s five star hotels.
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