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Surabaya travel guide

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You're Going to Love Surabaya

Surabaya is the place where Indonesia's independence struggle began. These days, it is a thriving port with a beautiful old colonial center, plenty of shopping opportunities, and ready access to the sedate, scenic countryside of eastern Java.

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When to Visit Surabaya

The best time for a trip to Surabaya is probably between May and September (the dry season). It's hot all year round, but you won't risk being drenched if you head over at that time.

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How to Get to Surabaya

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Where to Stay in Surabaya

Standout city center hotels include the JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya and the Sheraton Surabaya Hotel and Towers, while TS Suites Surabaya is a good self-catering option.

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Shopping Streets

Markets like Pasar Genteng are a great place to bargain hunt, but there are also hypermalls to enjoy, including Galaxy Mall and Tunjungan Plaza.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets in Surabaya include LotteMart and Bilka, where you can expect to pay around Rp50,000 for a gallon of milk.

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Cheap meal
$3.52
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A pair of jeans
$50.15
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Single public transport ticket
$0.60
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Cappuccino
$2.77

Where to Eat in Surabaya

You'll find superb Chinese eateries like Ka-Soh or Lin's Garden alongside Indonesian restaurants like Soto Ambengan Pak Sadi Asli and even Italian places like La Rucola. Expect meals to come to around Rp40-60,000 a head.