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Welcome to East Java

Surabaya Capital City

The word of Surabaya was taken from the urban legend Suro or shark and Boyo or Crocodile. Those fiction animals were symbolize the Mongol armies who came from the sea is described as a fish Suro (shark / brave) and Raden Wijaya troops who come from the land described as Boyo (crocodile / danger), so the word of Surabaya is literally means the courage to face the coming danger that threatens.

In the 15th century, Islam began to spread rapidly in areas of Surabaya. One member of the wali sanga, Sunan Ampel, was build mosques and Islamic boarding schools in the area of Ampel. In 1530, Surabaya became part of the Sultanate of Demak.

The second phase is coming from the Dutch East Indies era. At the time of the Dutch East Indies, Surabaya had status as the capital residency of Surabaya, whose territory also includes what is now the regency of Gresik, Sidoarjo, Mojokerto and Jombang. In 1905, the Surabaya status granted become municipality (Gemeente). In 1926, designated as a provincial capital Surabaya, East Java. Since it developed into a modern city, Surabaya, became the second largest in the Dutch East Indies after Batavia.

The most population in Surabaya is Javanese people, but there are also some ethnic that live in Surabaya such as, Madura, Tionghoa and Arab, and some others are the expatriates. While, Islam is the major religion that being held by most inhabitants. The inhabitants are mostly speak in Javanese language with particular accent that different with common Javanese language.

As a metropolitan city, Surabaya become the center of economic activities in East Java and the surrounding area. Most of the population is engaged in services, industry and trade. Many large companies are headquartered in Surabaya. Moreover, Surabaya today is settled by dozens of mall and plazas, like Tunjungan Plaza, Galaxy Mall, Pakuwon Trade Center, Surabaya Plaza and many more.

In addition to the mall and plaza, Surabaya also has numbers of destination inside the city regarding the historical sites or cultural site. Among of them, there are Monkasel or submarine monument, Surabaya heroes monument, Bungkul park, Surabaya zoo, Ampel, Kayoon street and more.

Tourist Destinations

Taman Safari Indonesia II

This tourism object is located at Jatiarjo village Prigen distric. This natural preserve is the branch of Cisarua – Bogor natural preserve. As the natural wild life, preserve Taman Safari Indonesia collects various wild animals. This wildlife preserve is 295 hectares, the wild animal such as : lion tiger, wild buffalo, komodo, rhinaceros, bison that live in open area. Lies at the slope of Mt. Arjuno 800 – 1.500-meter sea level cover 340 ha and divided three zones. Wild life zone, place for visitor observing a natural wild life.

Attraction zone for performing education through entertainment attractions. Each Sunday we can see that circus of Taman Safari Indonesia Jl. Prigen. Baby zoo zone place for visitor to getting photos and closing to the baby animals.

Taman Safari surrounded by the beautiful panorama and fresh atmosphere with temperature 24-25o C, it also has supporting facilities such as; recreational park for children. There are dozens of rides and games designed to be fun for people of all ages. Elephants, Camels, Ponies and Ilama are always exciting for children. Don’t forget to visit the restaurant and souvenir shops to relive the adventure.This location is also easy to be reached. It take only 1 hours from Surabaya or Malang.

Visit Taman Safari Indonesia II with your family, friends or the other. Here you can meet with the youngest animals. You also can take a picture with young Orang Utans, white and the endangered Sumatran tigers, African Lion. Watch and learn the Orang Utans, Chimpanzee, Proboscis Monkeys and more as they swing from branch to branch in their unique cultural settings as well as Cheetah, the fastest land animal in the world. See also our variety of attractive birds in our walk in aviary. Then it’s time to go to through the reptile house and see all kind of snakes, lizards, and nocturnal creatures from all over the Indonesian.

Malang Regency

Malang is one of clean and cool cities in East Java has, without any doubt, been famous since long time ago. Historical remmants scattered around Malang Showing that it hat played important roles in may eras and stretching out from 112° 17′ 10,90° up to 112° 57′ 0,00° east Longitude and extending from 7° 44′ 55,11° up to 8° 26′ 35,45° South Latitude.

Malang regency is bordered by Blitar and Kediri Regencies on the West; Jombang, Mojokerto and Pasuruan Regencies on the North; Probolinggo and Lumajang Regencies on the East and Indian Ocean on the South.

Malang is known with its beautiful beaches. There are many tourists who always visit Malang’s beaches in holiday. The beaches are Ngliyep beach, Balekambang beach, and Sendang Biru beach.

Then the foreign tourists are commonly interesting to Malang’s temples that save the historical value of the past Kingdom in Malang regency, they are; Singosari temple, Jago temple, Kidal temple, etc. Beside that, Malang still has a lot of tourism objects that will attract you to visit it. Coban Rondo waterfall, Wonosari tea plantation, Wendit pool, mount Kawi, mount Bromo panorama, Coban Pelangi waterfall, Karangkates recreation park, and the others, are Malang’s Interesting Places that presents their nature scenery.

Also visit Malang City Tour that offers its interesting places such as; City Hall, Monument Juang’45, bird and flowers market, senaputra park, kayu tangan complex, City Square, Senaputra Park, etc.

Mount Bromo

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