Surabaya is the capital
of Jawa Timur (East Java) province of Indonesia. It is one of the
earliest port cities in Southeast Asia. During 18th and 19th
centuries, Surabaya was the largest city in Dutch East Indies and
the center of trading in the nation, larger than Jakarta. It was
then a competitor of Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Today, Surabaya remains
one of the important financial hubs of the Indonesian archipelago,
arguably second only to Jakarta, and the Port of Tanjung Perak in
Surabaya is Indonesia's second busiest seaport. Located on
northeastern Java on the Madura Strait, it is the
second-largest-city in Indonesia.
As the provincial
capital, Surabaya has a number of offices and business centers.
Surabaya has plenty of shopping centers like other major cities of
Indonesia, ranging from traditional markets to most modern