Welcome to Surabaya
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Surabaya is Indonesia in a nutshell. Founded almost eight centuries ago, Indonesia’s second largest city has seen empires come and go. The founders of the Hindu Majapahit Empire were here in the late 13th century to the 17th century and were followed by Muslim rulers of Mataram. Later came the colonialists of the Dutch East India Company.
In recent decades, Surabaya has grown into a cosmopolitan seaport and conurbation where 21st century hotels, apartment towers and shopping malls stand next to historic mosques and palaces.
|Currency||Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), 1 Rp = 100 cents|
|Opening hours||Business hours are 08.00-16.00 or 09.00-17.00 Monday-Friday. Many shopping malls remain open until 22.00 or later. Many street markets do not open until around 19.00 and remain as late as midnight. Many smaller shops close from dusk on Friday until Saturday night.|
|Emergency numbers||Police 110
|Tourist information||East Java Government Tourism Service
Address: Jalan Wisata Menanggal
Tel: +62 31 853 1814