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Located on the North coast of Java, Surabaya is Indonesia's second-largest city. It has a long history and played an important role in Indonesia's battle for independence. Most travellers use Surabaya as a transit point to Mount Bromo, Ijen Plateau, Bali, and Yogyakarta.


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Wikipedia - Surabaya

Kya-Kya Kembang Jepun, Chinatown in Surabaya
Kya-Kya Kembang Jepun, Chinatown in Surabaya

Surabaya (formerly Soerabaja) is Indonesia's second-largest city with a population of over 2.7 million (5.6 million in the metropolitan area), and the capital of the province of East Java. It is located on the northern shore of eastern Java at the mouth of the Mas River and along the edge of the Madura Strait.
To Indonesians, it is known as "the city of heroes", due to the importance of the Battle of Surabaya in galvanising Indonesian and international support for Indonesian independence during the Indonesian National Revolution. ... read more

Wikitravel - Surabaya

The name of Surabaya comes from the Javanese words Suro, meaning shark and Boyo, meaning crocodile. With over 3 million people, unpretentious Surabaya may be the second-largest city in Indonesia, but it's a little lacking in sights. However, many people come here on business, and Surabaya is also a gateway city for Mount Bromo and Bali. The city's attractions tend to be more apparent to those who make it their home rather than to short-term visitors. ... read more

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