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    VISA

    by blue_sky04 Updated Apr 12, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Visitors from ASEAN countries usually do not need a visa.

    Visitors from other countries can get a visa on arrival.
    There is a visa counter on the arrival terminal, and the process is very easy.
    Visa for up to 7 days of visit costs US$10
    Visa for 30 days of visit costs US$25

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    Tourist Brochures

    by chiabh Updated Mar 24, 2007

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    surabaya maps...

    Favorite thing: As Surabaya is not a tourist destination but a transit city for tourists going to Mt Bromo and Bali, there is limited brochures on the city... The Surabaya Tourism Promotion Board publishes a Surabaya Map incorporating other towns in East Java such as Malang, Tretes and Bromo... PT Infomedia Nusantara also published a Surabaya Freemap semi-annually covering East Java towns besides Surabaya...

    The Surabaya Tourism Information Office is located at Jalan Wisata Menanggal, Surabaya...

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    Drinking Water

    by chiabh Updated Mar 24, 2007

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    Favorite thing: When you are on the road in Surabaya, and in Indonesia for that matter, avoid drinking water from the tap... Always drink bottled water or boiled water... "Cheers" brand is the bottled drinking water provided by the hotel we Stayed ~ the Majapahit Hotel...

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    Cuban Ronda Waterfall

    by yatingchen Updated Mar 12, 2006

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    Mama, twin sister and I

    Fondest memory: The first time I see the tropical waterfall. From the parking place it took us only short way walking to arrive.

    In bus we were dizzy, but the waterall waked us up. It's thin and powerful, spraying in 20 meters far and my glasses became foggy. The surroundings were also amazing, green, green, green like in advertisement film. (Palm shower gel or Shapoo) Many local indonesiens also went there for a short trip, a hot touring spot in Surabaya area.

    The B.B.Q corns with curry sauce by food vendors there is also recommended, each costs 6 NTD only. (32NTD=1USD ; 38NTD=1EUR) They are white corns, not sweet, aboriginal, but tastes natural and still good.

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    Travel agents in Surabaya

    by blue_sky04 Written Jan 1, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Here are some of the travel agents, which you can contact, to ask about hotels, plane tickets, transportation, and organized tours:

    - Haryono travel: +62 31 503 4000; hary-trv@indo.net.id
    - WITA tour: +62 31 503 2777; witasub@indosat.net.id
    - Murni tour: +62 31 546 6456 (hunting)
    - Kapasan Express: +62 31 376 6557; tix_kapex@hotmail.com

    If you want to rent a car, you can check with travel agents or car rentals.

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    Credit Card & ATM

    by blue_sky04 Updated Feb 28, 2005

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    LOGO of BCA ATM

    Favorite thing: Major credit cards such as VISA, MASTER, and AMEX are widely accepted in Surabaya as well as in many other cities in Indonesia.

    For ATM, you can search for the sign of "BCA ATM" with blue and white colors (see pic), which is widely spread in most public areas. BCA is one of the big banks here.

    You can take cash from BCA ATM, if you are holding:
    - Visa Plus/Electron
    - MasterCard/Cirrus
    - Amex card
    - Bank of Tokyo card

    This is the website of BCA bank, you can check and search for the nearest ATM machine from the place you stay/visit in Indonesia:

    http://www.klikbca.com/website/english/company_info/network.html

    Note: Pic of BCA logo here is from the same website

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    Drinking water

    by blue_sky04 Written Feb 27, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Never drink the water from the tap directly. It must be BOILED first!
    you can also purchase bottled water which is ready for drinking. The price of the bottled water is pretty cheap, and it is available in many stores and supermarkets. Leading brand is AQUA.

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    TIME to VISIT

    by blue_sky04 Written Feb 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Seasons:

    Dry season is May - October
    Rainy season is November - April.
    Heavy rains usually fall around end of Nov to early March.

    Temperature:

    Coolest time of the year: June-August (temperature is around 24 degree celcius)
    Hottest time of the year: October-November (temperature is around 35 degree celcius)

    Fondest memory: My fav month: July - the weather is really nice around this month.

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    Foreign Currency

    by blue_sky04 Written Dec 15, 2004

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    USD with 1995 series

    Favorite thing: US Dollar is widely accepted. If you need to exchange the currency, you can do it in the local or foreign banks and moneychangers. Sometimes travel agents accept currency exchange, too.
    Other foreign currencies that are easily converted/exchanged are Euro, Australian dollar, Hong Kong dollar, and Singapore dollar.

    For US dollar, please note that banks and moneychangers often refuse the dollar note printed PRIOR to 1996 (the series). There is a joke here saying, “The bank loves the BIG HEAD.” The “big head” means the US dollar note with the series of 1996 or afterward because the picture of the presidents printed in the note is much bigger than in the previous note.

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  • At the airport and in surabaya

    by veloz Written Aug 6, 2004

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    Favorite thing: before you arrive in juanda, surabaya's airport from overseas, you should prepare some Rupiahs (indonesian Currency) in case you need to bribe, pay for taxi, etc.
    be very careful in there, don't wear jewelries, never carry large amount of cash, carry only what u need. be careful when u buy foods from street vendors if u don't want to be sick eventhough their foods are very delicious, if u want to buy food from street vendors prepare some medicine for stomachache, diarrhea, food poisoning. use taxi, don't use other means of transport as they are less safe for tourists. be careful when u drive as most indonesians don't do shoulder checks when they drive. be prepared for the air pollution.
    ask for tips from the hotel where u are staying. although their english are rather poor. learn these useful words: Tolong (help), Rampok (robber(s)), Maling (thief/thieves), Jancok (the surabayans' foul word) use it reasonably, satpam (the security guard(s)), Polisi (police), Kobongan (if there is fire), aqua (the most used brand of bottled water, it also used to represent bottled waters, whenever u need to buy bottled water just ask for aqua, they'll give u whatever bottled water they sell).
    never drink tap water (unsafe, bacterias, germ, high chemicals content)

    Fondest memory: i was born and raised in surabaya, and i miss the foods, cheap stuff, the girls, old friends, the crazy driving, and the night live

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    From BROMO's peak !!

    by AliJoe Updated May 24, 2004

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    From The Peak Of BROMO

    Favorite thing: From BROMO's peak are stunning views of active Mount Semeru,Java's highest mountain.The extinct volcano Mount Batok sits behind BROMO. No matter how much you have heard about it,you won't be prepared for this etheral,unforgettable spectacle.For the SUNRISE,walk down the wall of big crater so as to arrive on BROMO's narrow rim by daybreak. You have to wake up 0300,don't forget a flashlight and just fall in behind the tourists.Stay behind the person with torch.

    Fondest memory: What a facinating panorama,SUNRISE at mount BROMO. I believe an artist can describe by lengthy. At that time,slowly your mind fly to The Almighty Great Creator.

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    Try the restaurants in my...

    by lupit Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Try the restaurants in my list. Surabaya doesn't have many sights to see so the best thing to do here is to extend your culinary experiences. Local food is great and very good value, even in big restaurants. Exception is 5-star hotel restaurants, they don't serve local food and will add 21% tax.

    Fondest memory: pigging out

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    Visits to Kali Mas Harbour,...

    by Goldenboy Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visits to Kali Mas Harbour, home to the traditional Pinisi schooners and Asia’s oldest trading port, the Arab and Chinese quarters are outstanding attractions.

    Fondest memory: Be sure to visit the 15th century Sunan Ngampel mosque!

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    Sunrise at Mount Bromo (+/-...

    by Perucha Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Sunrise at Mount Bromo (+/- 2.5 hrs from Surabaya by car) has the most spectacular view ever!

    Fondest memory: Warning: the background of this pic is not a painting, it's truly taken from Mt. Penanjakan over looking to Mt. Bromo, Mt. Semeru, Mt. Batok!

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    shopping in Plasa Tunjungan/...

    by siung2 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing:
    shopping in Plasa Tunjungan/ Plasa SUrabaya/ Galaxy mall. you can try Pasar Atum too: it is the oldest shopping center in Surabaya. but you should bargain here, and they often give you the highest price as they can... :)
    eating in Mie Gili or 3-6-9. Mie Gili offers Chinese cuisine. Also Fajar Restaurant in Plasa Tunjungan 1, 5th floor (chinese food). great varieties of meals are served here: asparagus soup, shark fin soup, angsio hie (flour-coated fried fish with sweet-sour sauce), chinese-style steak, char siu (roasted pork with sweet sauce), dumplings, noodle, fried rice, etc.


    Fondest memory: when I went shopping in Plasa Tunjungan and ate in Fajar Restaurant (May 1996).

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