Is Surabaya a capital city?
Located on the northeastern border of Java island, on the Madura Strait, it is one of the earliest port cities in Southeast Asia. According to the National Development Planning Agency, Surabaya is one of the four main central cities of Indonesia, alongside Jakarta, Medan, and Makassar.
What is the capital of East Java?
Which country changed capital in 2020?
What is happening in Indonesia? Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo has announced the national capital will move from Jakarta, on the island of Java, to the province of East Kalimantan, on Borneo.
Is Surabaya safe?
Surabaya has a reputation as a safe city, but crimes do occasionally happen and expats living in Surabaya should always stay on their guard. The roads can be chaotic, so take extra care when crossing roads.
Why is Jakarta sinking?
Like many coastal cities around the world, Jakarta is dealing with sea-level rise. But Indonesia’s biggest city also has a unique problem: Because of restricted water access in the city, the majority of its residents have to extract groundwater to survive. And it’s causing the city to sink.
How did Surabaya get its name?
Surabaya is believed to have been founded some time towards the end of the thirteenth century. The name is a combination of the words for “shark” and “crocodile”, and comes from a legendary battle between the two to establish which was the strongest animal.
What is the meaning of Surabaya?
Surabaya (Indonesian: சுரபய), the second largest city in Indonesia, is the capital of East Java. The meaning of Surabaya is combination of sura meaning shark and baya meaning crocodile. There are about 3 million people living in Surabaya and they speak a dialect of Javanese called Suroboyoan.