Unlike many older cities which grew out
of early settlement and spread haphazardly accross the landscape, Surabaya
was carefully planned before
This fast - growing Surabaya is the seat of Goverment and business activities. It's also called "Indamardi City: Which means it has the infrastructure and the facilities for Industy, Trade, Maritime and Education.
Trought it's been declarade as "a city
of Heroes" since 1945, its history of patriotism dates back to
the 13th century when this country was ruled by
The first king Raden Widjaya fought against
Tartar troops from China (Khu Bilai Khan) and drove them
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Also visit Kalimas harbour to experience a welcome change from the traffic and noice of the city, the Heroes Monoment that stands aloof and proud in town, built to honour the heroes fallen during the "Battle of Surabaya".
The monuments is forty - five yards high, has eleven joints and ten sides to tell you the year, month and and date of the beginning of the bloody revolution on 10 November 1945.
There are still other historic treasures such as : Mojopahit (LMS) Hotel, Grahadi Hall and a number of great monuments spread across Surabaya.
The tour around Surabaya would visit : Trowulan remains of the Mojopahit Kingdom, leather and batik handicraft Sidoarjo, Tretes mountain resort with panoramic views, Kakek Bodo, waterfall and East Java classical ballet performance at Pandaan with its Jawi temple.
After a full day exploring Surabaya's atrractions, you may wish to put your feet up or let your hair down - go to the theatre or night club - and your only problem will be how to choose from all that's offered.