The city was first mentioned in history in 1225, then known as "Jung-ya-lu." By the 15th Century, it has risen to powerful status as the home of the sultan, and a center for military and political influence.
Today, Surabaya is known for its large size, waterfront, its mythic legend of being the place of a battle between a shark and a crocodile in a contest of while animal was strongest, its flooding during the monsoons, its zoo - recently causing worldwide outrage over its inhumane treatment of rare animals such as tigers, and nearby volcano.
People Born in Surabaya
Surabaya in People's Lives
Olivia Culpo: I traveled here in January, 2013.