The city has tree lined roads which is pleasant. But it is not a walking town. The lack of decent sidewalks, the incessant traffic, and the inability to cross the roads without taking your life in your hands all contribute to this.
Not much in the way of attractions. Their big mall is ok but cannot compare to cities like bangkok. Good eating along Jl Manyar Kertoarjo 5 - lots of good restaurants - terminal live seafood being a highlight. All in all the city is best as a transit or business center.
Perfect location for Shopping and Dining, and Business also. Lots of malls, restaurants. This area is a perfect blend of East Java and Chinese Culture, something you could see from its inhabitants and restaurants.
The hype of the malls surely will entertain you to high. Good luck for having leisure in Surabaya! :)
The city is made of the heritage area to the North where the well known Ampel is situated, the Western and Southern part where all the new developments are going on and the airport to the East.
There are several large shopping malls around town where Tunjungan Plaza being the largest.Getting around is quite easy with the taxis despite the traffic jams or 'macet'. Overall the people are nice and approachable.
There are lots of historical building (dutch legacy) which are still in good condition, lots of nightlife, entertainment, spa, the price here is not as expensive as jakarta.
Get a guide n start your adventur in surabaya
Surabaya is one of big City in Indonesia, the capital city of Est Java Province. Many sightseeing place around Surabaya like volcano mountain like Bromo and Ijen
no idea I just went there for business trip shopping was alternative instead of staying in the hotel plus up sightseeing was recommended from the hotel staff
Hot climate, but very delicious special food around to keep your tongue thrilled ! Taxis are cheap and able to spot the hidden location for the food vendors :)
Surabaya being the second largest city in the country has many to offer. Bring along a local guide to share some of the most historic background of the city.
Especially those monumental sites with inspiring stories from the independence wars during the Dutch and Japanese occupation in Indonesia. Those who want to wander to near by Bromo mountain would enjoy beautiful scenery the nature has to offer. It's about thress hours drive from Surabaya and I would recommend travelers to take one night rest at the high altitudes land nearby.
is busy town. full of traffic jam during peak hour. stay in Pullman save a lot of transport time by foor distance be able to reach mal surrounding there.
surabaya is very hot so dont bring formal shirt, use t shirt all the time and don't worry to try local food like pecel, soto and sea food, yummy.
Its a city with almost nothing to do. I've no recommendations for anything holiday related. Only visit if you've a business associated event.
it's quite clean city in Indonesia with a lot beautiful garden inside, the food is so fantastic, a lot of huge and nice shopping mall on it.
It is a metropolitan city but less crowded than Jakarta and a nice play to visit
Food, Food, Food. Excellent restaurants and street food. Eat by the street under the trees (surabaya has a lot of trees along the streets).
My favourite street food are bakso and soto ayam. Yum!!!
not much to say about Surabaya since I usually flew in and out just to attend a meeting. Once the work is done than flew back to Jakarta.
surabaya is a beautiful city, with many best restaurant from every country in the world, especially food from many place in INdonesia!
Surabaya has difference ambience than Jakarta. is going to be a good destination for business.People are welcomed and helpful.
do not get afraid with locals, the locals are just helpful. they do not ask anything. and they love their city and they care.
Surabaya is a big city where the people came here to stay before going to another attraction in this island of indonesia.
(Bromo, ijien) Most of people cannot speak english and the local restaurant didn't have an english menu either. It's quite hard to communicate but the people are friendly and willing to help us as much as they can.
Nice place but try to visit in June as the weather is not so hot. Try visiting the Safari and Secret Zoo in Malang/Batu
Not for travel destination. But if u still like to visit Surabaya, better spend more days for visit Madura and Malang.
There are many tourism destination there. Pulau Kangean, Pulau Sempu, Batu Malang, etc
Surabaya now has many changes. The Major Risma and her team did so much for this city. I love to go to Surabaya now.
People there were so nice, its totally different with Surabaya 5-years ago.
The people in Surabaya 100% very friendly! Recommend take the Silver color TAXI it's low price compare other's!
I stay in BDC of Surabaya, not much places of interest to visit in the city. Not much nightlife in the city
Do visit the Safari. Excellent and very well managed. A really wonderful place to be at to see the nature.
Great place for shopping and a marvelous local food and dining.
You can spend one or two night in Surabaya city, and out site of the city is more attractive e.g Bromo mt.
Much worse vs.expectation/imagination. Surabaya discharmed us.Just place to start the trip to Bromo area.
Nothing to do there.
Surabaya is one of the metropolis city in Indonesia. Various food and dining you can find in this city.
The traffic jammed just only in the morning and afternoon when people going to work and going to home.
nice city, many traditional foods. there are 7 mall here. if you love shooping, it's a good destination
surabaya are unique city, people are friendly, they have some old building (if you like sightseeing)
small city which ver crowded. have a lot of local food which are so nice. everywhere is traffic jam.