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As Indonesia's most successful clover cigarette brands, Sampoerna have become a major contributor to the nation's economy. You can learn how Liem Seeng Tee's struggle to build his empire in House of Sampoerna. The museum dedicated to document the founder's journey after he found his company also how it keeps changing its marketing style over time. It might be even surprising to know that Sampoerna have gone a long way! It's absolutely worth your time to take a tour in the museum, especially because the museum is housed inside a very elegant colonial-esque building.
It is hard to miss the Monumen Kapal Selam as you drive along Pemuda Street. In fact, it might sparks some curiosity as why the giant submarine is displayed there. It is not just an ordinary submarine, as it is one of the most famous warcraft that have served Indonesia navy after the nation's independence. Manufactured in Russia, the submarine have laid off from its duty and today it attract tourists all over Indonesia who wants to learn more about Indonesia's maritime history.
Surabaya Carnival Park, also known as Suroboyo Carnival Park is a perfect destination for families, or for theme-park loving travellers. Here's the catch: You can find almost all sorts of attractions in this theme-park. Adrenaline junkies will love the Bledek Coaster and Ghost House, while those who prefer much slower attraction can hop inside a ferris wheel to enjoy spectacular view of the city from above. Stay until the night comes and watch impressive acrobatic fire dance that will makes your jaw drops!
Looking for a perfect place to snap some memories and instagrammable photos? Surabaya North Quay is your place to go. Located in Tanjung Perak Harbor, the Surabaya North Quay is an ideal place to take a romantic afternoon stroll while enjoying the view of Tanjung Perak Sea and the iconic Suramadu Bridge in the distance. It is particularly beautiful during sunset. SNQ is also a great place to enjoy Surabaya at night as you can see glimmering lights of the metropolitan city and from the ferry ships lighting up the night.
Surabaya is the City of Heroes, many independence heroes were born and raised in the city. Soaring in 41,15 meter, Tugu Pahlawan Monument was inaugurated by former Indonesia's first president Ir Soekarno on 10 November 1952. The monument was erected in order to honor the dying heroes that fought against colonial army in Surabaya Battle that happened on 10 November 1945. A special ceremony to honor the fallen are held here every November 10th that is marked as Heroes Day. Tugu Pahlawan Monument is a great works of art, as you might be surprised with the amount of symbols engraved on the monument. Don't forget to visit Tugu Pahlawan museum located 7 meters away below the earth surface.
You haven't truly show your passion of exploring waterparks if you haven't visit Ciputra Waterpark. Dubbed as the biggest waterpark in South East Asia, it is safe to have your expectation high. The park occupied 5 hectares land and it boast 7 water rides and attractions. Taking the tales of One Thousand and One Night as its theme, you'll get to explore each of the challenging water rides each offering different kind of adventure. Sail away!
Surabaya, the City of Heroes and also one of the biggest metropolitan cities in Indonesia. This vibrant city also holds more importance than just a mere industrial city. It will surprise you that even among the modern buildings, you'll still encounter fascinating historical landmarks, intriguing culture and the natural beauty of Surabaya. You wouldn't want to miss them all when you are visiting Surabaya, so be sure to check our recommendations of 6 attractions in Surabaya below.
How to Get Tickets?
Some attractions such as Monumen Kapal Selam and Tugu Pahlawan Monument are Free of Charge. For the rest, you can either purchase the ticket on the spot or book them online thought this website for your convenience.
How To Get Around?
Surabaya owns pretty well-developed public transportations. You can easily go around the city by public bus, taxi and ride hailing app such as Go-Jek or Grab. Pick whichever that suits your budget. Surabaya also has a quite convenient pedestrian along it's main boulevard, connecting big malls and public gardens makes you easier to go to one place to another just by walking.
What Should I Wear?
Surabaya's weather is hot and sometimes humid, so wear clothes that are made of breathable cotton. Tanktops and shorts are also a great choice. Though you are required to wear more modest clothes that cover your shoulders and knees if you are visiting mosques and other religious sites.
Best Time to Visit
Surabaya is relatively warm all year long, though the best time to visit Surabaya is in dry season that falls from May to September. Weekdays are the most ideal time to visit theme parks and waterpark as there will be less crowds and the ticket price will be much cheaper.
Will I Need a Guide?
Most places don't require a guide to explore. But, some museums provided a guided tour with some additional cost, that will ensure you got insights about the place.
How To Get There?
Surabaya is available to be reached both from domestic or international flight to Juanda International Airport. From Juanda, you may continue using taxi or public bus provided in the airport.
If you own a driving license, you can rent a car for flexibility. However, Surabaya's traffic is quite complicated so you have to be very familiar with the streets. If you're not confident, you can always hire an experienced driver.