My Travelogue : 3days 2night in Surabaya, May2012

It was just a short trip to Surabaya with my parents and youngest brother, Azfar. Although it was short, it is actually more than enough for us. Surabaya is not a touristy city, most of the tourist just stop for a while at this city to go to Mount Bromo. It is also famous for the local Indonesian for visiting the Wali Songo, as four of them located within the Surabaya area. I’ve arranged for a transportation much earlier for 2days to bring us around the city and Mount Bromo.

Day 1 :

Early morning flight by Airasia reaching Surabaya Juanda Airport at 8.30am – the driver, Pak Hendro already at the arrival hall to bring us for the sightseeing, decided to proceed direct to Mount Bromo – 3hours drive – on the way pass through the Sidoarjo mud flow area – reach mount Bromo at noon – relaxing and simple lunch at the Lava View Lodge – pray at the surau nearby – stop to buy fruits at the market – proceed back to Surabaya – reach the town nearly dawn at 5pm – dinner at Pondok Tempo Doeloe, nice Indonesian food – check-in to our hotel at Garden Palace Hotel – rest

Day 2 :

Buffet breakfast at the hotel – early at 7am pak hendro pick up us for the sightseeing – proceed to Ampel to visit the Wali Songo, Sunan Ampel – shop at the street market – proceed Gresik to visit Sunan Maulana Malik Ibrahim – visit Sunan Giri – visit Sunan Drajat – stop at a beach for an evening rest – back to Surabaya town, heavily traffic jam because some of the main road was closed for some events for the Surabaya Annual Festival – try to search for souvenir shop, sadly couldn’t find any – went to Pasar Ampel, sadly closed – proceed to Monument Kapal Selam – walk to Surabaya Mall – dinner Nasi Padang – decided to go back to Hotel and rest

Day 3 :

Buffet breakfast at the hotel – take taxi ride to Mirota for souvenir shopping (got it from the hotel worker,one-stop shop for indonesia souvenirs) – taxi ride to Pasar Ampel, the local grosir market – noon, back to hotel – 2pm, check-out and storage luggage at their conceige – walk to the Surabaya Mall and lunch there – at 4pm, Pak Hendro pick-us to send to the airport – on the way, stop at the giant for last minutes shopping – 6pm reach airport – 8pm, departure back to KL

With The Bromo at the background

Admiring the view of Mount Bromo

Nice local food at Pondok Tempo Doeloe

Mama posing at the hotel lobby

on the way to visit Sunan Ampel. The street was full with the local visitors.

Azfar playing by the beach. Can’t remember the name of this beach. Need to pay for entrance fee.

at the Monumen Kapal Selam

Inside the submarine. Actually inside the torpedo area.. hehehe

Big boys toy… Daddy really enjoy visiting the submarine.

The travelling cost for 4pax :

  • Flight return KL-Surabaya = rm439 for 4pax
  • 2night stay at Garden Palace Hotel = rm429
  • driver for 2 full days + transfer to airport = rm450
  • taxi rides = rm35
  • meals = rm180

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