Surabaya, The Melting Pot of Old and Modern Java
This city used to be the trading hub for the illustrious inland empires of Java. Situated on the mouth of the Brantas river, today Surabaya is a modern industrial city, considered the economic and trading centre of Eastern Java as well as home to the nation’s navy. For visitors, highlights of the city include it’s zoological gardens, the immaculately presented Sampoerna museum or a visit to the island of Madura where you can experience the excitement and thrill of a local bull race. The city is also an ideal base to explore the other attractions of East Java including , the cool mountain retreats of Malang and the natural beauty of Ijen Plateau.