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Things to do in Surabaya
Surabaya is a city in Java, and it’s one of the best destinations for you to experience the best of Indonesia. For most travellers, Surabaya is just a quick stop destination, on the way to the other sights surrounding the city. But don’t make that mistake, because you’ll miss the city’s hidden gems and exciting attractions.
Follow your wanderlust around Surabaya’s Old Town to see the beautiful colonial buildings. Enjoy the local arts at the heart of Surabaya and visit Gedung Balai Pemuda. Check out the modern art at Museum Rudi Isbandi too.
Spend hours observing the displays of the War Memorial and Museum Ten November, the Navy Museum Loka Jala Crana, and the popular House of Sampoerna. The House is a Dutch-colonial style compound, where you can find a museum, art gallery, café, and souvenir shops.
Find even more souvenirs and other items at the Arab market of Pasar Ampel, where you can buy carpets and other goodies. If you’re starting to feel peckish, satisfy your cravings for the must-try food in Surabaya at the food stalls and bazaars of G-Walk and Loop.
Continue your tour of Surabaya and check out the beautiful glass panels and surroundings of the Gereja Kelahiran Santa Perawan Maria church. Both culture vultures and Instagram addicts will definitely love the gorgeous Hok An Kiong Chinese Temple and the massive Masjid Cheng Hoo.
Spend some time under the sun and feel the exotic black sand of Kenjeran Beach. Don’t forget to see the most stunning sunsets here too. And whether you’re travelling with kids or not, you’ll have a splashing good time at the colourful Ciputra Waterpark.
What’s the best way to end your trip in Surabaya? Take your camera and see the iconic Suramadu Bridge during sunset and wait for it to light up at night.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip now and check out this Surabaya travel guide. Don’t forget to explore outside the city too with this list of 10 things to do with Surabaya as a gateway.
What you should know
The best time to visit Surabaya is during the dry months of May to September, when you can experience minimum rainfall.
English isn’t widely spoken in Surabaya, so you should pack a good Indonesian phrasebook to help you on your trip.
What great news! Singaporeans like you can fly to Indonesia and travel to Surabaya without a visa for up to 30 days. Check out Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more travel info.
Travelling to and around Surabaya
You will be welcomed in Surabaya through the Juanda International Airport, where you can reach the city by taxi or by hiring your own driver. Start your trip in the city and travel around Surabaya by taxi, train, bus, minibus, and becak (cycle rickshaw).
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