City of Heroes

Tugu Pahlawan, the Heroes Monument.stands in the centre of the city as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the strugglefor independence.

 Surabaya is the commercial and administrative capital of East Java, a thriving business and industrial centre and the province's main port. Second only to Jakarta in size and importance, the city has a population of around 2.5 million residents. From the port area of Tanjung Perak ferries leave regularly for Madura, and air services to and from Surabaya's Juanda Airport connect the city with Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bali and other parts of Indonesia.

Surabaya is a progressive capital undergoing rapid change. Former negative reports about the city from foreign visitors are thus clearly unwarranted today. In fact, Surabaya now enjoys the reputation as being the cleanest city in Indonesia, equipped with every modern facility and offering a standard of accommodation to suit every taste and budget. Places of interest for the tourist include Kalimas harbour and Kampung Arab in the old part of town,the Mpu Tantular Museum, as well as one of the largest zoos in south east Asia.

The Mpu Tantular Museum
(old place)
Traditional buginese sailling boats in Kalimas harbour, Surabaya

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