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Approximately 5½ Hours
The capital city of East Java and the island’s second-largest city after Jakarta, Surabaya is your gateway to the historical intrigue of Old Java. A warm Javanese welcome awaits you as the Mayor of Surabay. Watch a traditional Javanese dance and enjoy a local refreshment of various Javanese cakes and beverages. Take a brief tour of the building that was the first Dutch Government building in Surabaya during the colonial era. Next, you’ll see the Submarine Monument—a real KRI Pasopati 410-type Whiskey-Class Russian submarine used in 1952 by the Indonesian Navy. This is a reminder of the fragile alliances forged throughout Asia in the post-war era. Don’t miss the riotous color and aromas of the Kayoon Flower Garden Market, located on the western bank of the Kayoon River. Vendors here offer fresh forsythias, dried flowers, artificial gardens, beautiful orchids and tropical decorative blossoms. A bit of ancient history awaits you at the Joko Dolog Statue. Legend holds that it was erected in 1289 to honor King Kertanegara of the Singosari Dynasty. Next, you will visit the house of Sampoerna—a ‘clove cigarette’ factory owned by a subsidiary of Philip Morris. The old buildings that once housed the factory are built in Dutch colonial style and date back to 1858—these are now a museum. Behind the museum is the modern cigarette factory where you will see the processing of making clove cigarettes by hand.
Bring sunscreen and local currency.