Venue – About Surabaya


This city used to be the trading hub for the illustrious inland empires of Java. Situated on the mouth of the Brantas river, today Surabaya is a modern industrial city, considered the economic and trading centre of Eastern Java as well as home to the nation’s navy. For visitors, highlights of the city include its submarine museum, the immaculately presented Sampoerna museum, Cheng Hoo Mosque or a visit to the island of Madura where you can experience the excitement and thrill of a local bull race. The city is also an ideal base to explore the other attractions of East Java including MT Bromo, the cool mountain retreats of Malang City and the natural beauty of Ijen Plateau.

Explore the culinary adventure of fine dining choices to vivid night stalls offering unique local snacks. From fresh fruit salad known as Rujak, the savoury blacksoup with diced meat called Rawon and the fried tofu dish named Tahu Tek. Most famous food souvenir from Surabaya would be the layered cake brand of Spikoe Resep Kuno, Almond Crispy chips, Bu Rudy’s Chilly Sauce and the latest hits of Surabaya Snowcake – mixed of pastry and sponge cake.

Getting Here

Surabaya is served by domestic and international air routes. Many domestic routes use Surabaya airport as a transit point. Buses operate between Surabaya and Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Semarang. Boats operate from Tanjung Perak Harbour. Pelni operates connections to Sulawesi and Kalimantan. Fast trains travel between Jakarta and Surabaya via Semarang and Yogyakarta. From Surabaya, most trains goes to Jakarta and depart from Pasar Turi train station multiple times a day.

Getting Around

Car rentals or taxis are available if you need to circle around the city with ease. Ask for a good guide that knows the highlight of this vibrant metropolitan.

There are also motorcycle called ojek and public transportation in the form of minibuses. Try riding the Becak, a kind of rickshaw that maneuver easily among the busy street of Surabaya. Since Becak driver usually lacking English skills, you might need local assistance to help you with price bargain and point of destinations.


Lying some 8 degree (372 km) south of the equator, Indonesia has a tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons: wet (October to April) and dry (May to September). The typical day offers 12 hours of daylight and conditions are generally sunny throughout the year. Humidity averages about 75 percent, with an average daily temperature of 25 degree celcius to 30 degree celcius in the lowlands and 20 degree celcius to 25 degree celcius in the mountains. If you’re staying overnight in the mountains, a light jacket or sweater will come in handy – Water temperature varies from 24 degree celcius to 26 degree celcius but can drop to as low as 16 degree celcius in deeper water. The wettest and coolest months are December and January and the driest and warmest are July and August.

Where To Stay

The Shangri-La Surabaya have a cozy swimming pool sets among a lush shady tropical gardens. With spacious rooms and excellent service, the modern hotel are focused to deliver their best impression on your stay. Opt for the Horizon room type, to get further access to the lounge for delicious snack and beverage time.

Address : Jln. Mayjen Sungkono 120, Surabaya 60189, Indonesia