If you want a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy great outdoors with your family, Surabaya is the perfect idea for you.
Located in the center of the northern coast of East Java Province, Surabaya is the second largest cityin Indonesiabut ranked first in terms of cleanliness here. With beautiful tranquil scenery, amazing food,and a rich history, this city will surely give you a refreshing ambiance ofIndonesia. Here are some places well worth a visit when you come to Surabaya.
Built on an area of over 5 hectares, Ciputra Waterpark’s design was inspired by the tale of Sindbad's adventures. It is named asafter the largest water park in Indonesia, a perfect place to get wet and wild for your lively holiday.
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Prepare to have an adrenaline rush from a height of 15 meters of the Roc Tower Thunder Ride, explore the castles on the Sinbad Playground, feel the waves and splash around at Syracuse Beach, scream and slide at a speed of 70 km/h in the Racer Slide and finally, get some rest while floating freely on the 480-meter long stream of Sirens River.
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Got excited yet? Come and experience a whole day of cheers and laughs at Ciputra Waterpark.
G-Walk, also known as the Taman Gapura Walkway, is a lively bazaar full of food stalls, beverage outlets, and cafes ready to offer the widest choice of food and delectable drink. It’s a food paradise in western Surabaya, a must-visit for any food lovers.
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If you prefer dining alfresco in a refreshing atmosphere, G-Walk is your perfect place. Here you can stay outdoors, witness a different side of the city of Surabaya while enjoying the taste of sumptuous local specialties. Most tourists go crazy about ‘TerangBuland’ – the crispy sweet pancakes of Indonesia, and "TahuTelur” – tofu omelets (make sure you’d try these two dishes ^^). Or if you’re a big fan of Asian cuisine, you’ll never be let down.
With decent food and comfy ambiance, G-Walk is a wonderful place to spend time with your family on holiday.
House of Sampoerna
As the home of one of Indonesia’s most famous kretek cigarette factories, House of Sampoerna has become a popularattraction for tourists in Surabaya.
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The building is a wonderful 19th-century Dutch structure, originally an orphanage but later converted into a theatre. The former lobby is now the museum containingexhibits on the use of cloves, the history of kretek in Indonesia, along with uniforms and drums of the Sampoerna marching band. There's also an incredible collection of cigarette lighters, holders, and cases, mainly from Europe while some from Ming dynasty, as well as a vintage Heidelberg printing press.
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Going upstairs,you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the factory’s work floor, where hundreds of women hand-roll, trim and pack cigarettes at an amazing speed,with their fingers blurring in motion. The fastest rollers here can produce about 4000 cigarettes a day.
On the east side of the house, you can also find a nice cafe and an art gallery.
With its historical and cultural values,House of Sampoerna is definitelywell worth your visit.
Source : Bunny Choco