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Surabaya is the capital of East Java and the 2nd largest city in Indonesia. Surabaya is also a gateway city for Mount Bromo and Bali. The city's tree-lined streets and renovated pavements will impress those newly arrived from other cities in the archipelago, though in general the city's attractions tend to be more apparent to those who make it their home rather than to short-term visitors.

House of Sampoerna is situated in "old Surabaya". This stately Dutch colonial-style compound was built in 1862 and is now a preserved historical site. Cited as the top tourist destination in Surabaya, the complex offers a museum, an art gallery, a cafe as well as souvenir shops. It also provides a City Sightseeing bus for free with a tour guide speaking English. Check out the timing for the museum's main attraction: hundreds of girls hand-rolling Indonesia's most prestigious cigarette, Dji Sam Soe, using traditional equipment: they do it at an unbelievable speed.

Enjoy the local arts at Balai Pemuda, an art center in the heart of Surabaya, near the City Hall. You can watch the Reog Dance and other art performance. The big event is Festival Seni Surabaya (FSS), held every year on June. During the Dutch Colonial era, this building was a club called Simpangsche Societeit.

There are many shopping locations in Surabaya. one of them is Tunjungan Plaza. It is anchored by SOGO, Matahari, and Hero and the largest in central Surabaya, with four interconnected buildings. It has a good selection of restaurants on the top floors and the basement. Another good shopping spot is the Galaxy Mall. Anchored by SOGO, Centro, Ranch Market 99, Cinema XXI and more than 400 shops selling well known brands. There are two food courts which are completely dedicated to the best local Indonesian food and International Food Court. The Dining Town gathers many fine-dining restaurants on one exclusive floor. The largest Mall in the eastern part of Surabaya, with two interconnected buildings lavishly finished throughout with marble floors and stainless steel finishes.

G-Walk located in west Surabaya (CitraLand) between Pakuwon Super Mall and Ciputra Golf. There are many food stalls and bazaars at night where you can find a lot of good food. It gets very crowded at night and it's a place for a lot of young people to hang out. A new food market opened in 2011 and close to G-Walk you'll also find some bars.

Surabaya is famous for rujak cingur, a local salad with sauce and cingur (slices of cooked cow nose). Try also the sate kelopo, satay with coconut rasp which you can find in Jalan Walikota Mustajab. Don't forget to try pecel, gado-gado, semanggi, bakso, es cendol, es campur, es teler, and es kacang ijo (mung bean milk). Kue lapis Surabaya is the local variety of a cake that's made throughout large parts of Indonesia.

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