Jer Basuki Mawa Bea are the words emblazoning the emblem of East Java. Translated. they mean that achievments are only won through sacrifice. The City of Heroes, whose history of struggle against foreign invaders is well known. 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.
Surabaya is a progressive capital undergoing rapid change. 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 require 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 long and famous bridge “Suramadu” has connected Surabaya to Madura island crossing the Madura strait. Besides a vibrant dining, arts and entertainment scene, Surabaya is home to countless key attractions and a wide range of accommodations to suit any budget.
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