08 Mei 2011

Surabaya Trip

My destination this time was surabaya, Surabaya is Indonesia's second largest city with about two million inhabitants.
I departed from Soekarno Hatta International Airport (CGK) in Jakarta with Boeing 737-200 plane owned by Sriwijaya Air.
i needed 1 hour and 30 minutes from Jakarta (CGK) to Surabaya (SUB) with this comfortable aircraft. Wow, it was my first flight to Surabaya.

B737-200 of Sriwijaya Air at CGK

B737-200 next to me at SUB

Surabaya has the second largest airport in Indonesia and it's the cleanest in Indonesia. this is also an international airport with flights to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Surabaya has fame as a patriotic city of Indonesia because in November 10th 1945 Indonesian people had beated British invasion in this city and showed to the world that Indonesian people could defend their homeland from colonialist.

Well, now i will show some objects that I had seen in surabaya.
Dolphin and crocodile statue, famous icon of Surabaya

Surabaya word taken from Suro and Boyo, in Javanese language suro means dolphin and boyo means crocodile. Based on Javanese folklore there was a fight between dolphin and crocodile in this city long time ago.

Romantic Suramadu Bridge

Suramadu bridge connects Surabaya and Madura Island, it's longest bridge in Indonesia and 3rd in Southeast Asia, for me it's the most wonderful bridge on earth.
Well, there are still many magnificent object that you can find in Surabaya actually but my time is not enough to show you more, i hope i can visit this city again someday.

I used Boeing 737-900 ER of Lion air when i went home to Jakarta, it was my first flight using this plane, the plane was quite big with soft sound. I love its livery, a mixture between red and white with nice lion logo.
B737-900ER and a Boeing of Batavia Air at SUB