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Important note from the management
This page is a list of possibilities and perils
Please view this as more caveat than endorsement
That being said … Enjoy
A plethora of bars, nightclubs and discos await the visitor
A potpourri of diversions and distractions are available“If you don’t keep your s— wired tight at all time I guaran G–D— tee you a trip home in a body bag.” Sgt. Barnes in Oliver Stone’s Platoon
You can go to the movies. There are a lot of theaters in Surabaya. The better ones, read that cleaner and safer, are the Mitra 21 chain. The two best are now at SUTO’s(Surabaya Town Square and PTC(Pakuwan Trade Center), part of the aptly named SuperMal(no that’s not a typo), next the Galaxy Mall,then on to the Tunjunang Plaza.
For more active entertainment Surabaya is home to many nightclubs, disco, pubs and Karaoke bars.
Most of the bars have live bands. The music is okay. The musicians are good, as are the singers. Rock on.
The volume is the biggest concern.
The range can only be described as serious ear bleed.
Other venues for ear bleed noise levels are shopping malls, especially Surabaya (formally Delta) Plaza on Jalan Pemuda.
Colors on Jalan Sumatra The food’s good, and beer is cheap and it’s cold. The band is usually a bit loud and the service is good.
Matchbox close to Colors, on Jalan Sumatra.
Lido’s is on Mayjen Sungkono, across from the new Vida Supermarket and next to the Kodak photo studio. The music is good and the food is quite good.
The Tavern in the Hyatt Good food, usually a decent band.
The bar at the Elmi Hotel Bring a jacket or sweater. It’s quite cool due to an over-active AC.
Discos and Nightclubs
(Truthfully, I don’t know the difference)
Hugo’s Club in the Sheraton(easily accessible from Tunjunang Plaza)
Desperados A Mexican restaurant and nightclub in the Shangri-La Hotel JL. May. Jend. Sungkono 120 Surabaya 60256 Indonesia T: (62 31) 566 1550 F: (62 31) 566 1570
Portofino’s is an Italian restaurant(which hosts a Sunday martini brunch) Hours Dinner: 6pm – 10.30pm Sunday lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm in the Shangri-La Hotel
Jamoo JAMOO is the hotel’s all-day cafe and restaurant. Enjoy Asian and Continental dishes in the restaurant’s sleekly designed dining room or out on the outdoor terrace. The showcase buffets include a variety of antipasti, sushi, a hot pot and noodles section, a Chinese wok station, and an extensive array of dessert specialties such as Ice Cream Teppanyaki, a flowing chocolate fountain and, a variety of traditional Jamu choices in the Shangri-La Hotel
Kowloon’s On the fourth floor,in the parking garage of Delta Plaza
The RocksJln.HR Muhammad
Open everyday 1:00pm A good selection of Western and Indonesian food in a very modern and comfortable setting Good beer Beer, and mixed drinks A fish pond with the biggest catfish you’ll ever see Seating indoors and outdoors Served hot at affordable prices
Jl Darmo Permai Selatan V/16 (031)7312709 Chinese and Seafood
Food Court 5th floor Tunjunang Plaza A variety of Indonesian and Western fast food.
Studio Food Court Near Cinema in PTC/Supermal. A variety of Indonesian and Western fast food.
Indigo in the Majapahit Hotel
G-Walk near Citraland.
Pizza Hut in Tunjunang Plaza, Galaxy Mall,PTC,right on Maygen Sungkono
Wendy’s in Galaxy Mall and in Suto’s(Surabaya Town Square
McDonalds in Tunjunang Plaza, Galaxy Mall,right on Mayjen Sungkono, and at Delta Plaza
KFC in Tunjunang Plaza,Galaxy Mall, and Delta Plaza
Malay Village in PTC and Suto’s
Cafe Pisa near Hartono Electric, just after Papaya supermarket on the way to Supermal/PTC
Excelso’s (Coffee bar and cafe) Serves decent snack food, including club sandwiches. They have great coffee, and darn good ice-cream.
Serving Authentic Chinese and Sea Food
One of the nicer restaurants in Surabaya. A quiet, pleasant place with a nice range of well-prepared Chinese and Seafood dishes. Located on Jl. Musi. (next to Gelora Pancasila)
You’ll find many things to enjoy about this place. Just use your head.
… things that make you go grrrrrrr
STOP !Before YOU read any further Accept that sections of this one page are not a flattering, nor a complete, portrayal of Surabaya.
It does not,nor is it meant to,reflect the entirety of Indonesian society.
I have lived here since 1996 because I love this place and its people. Indonesians are generous,warm and intelligent people.
Any society has it’s dark side. This page represents a hint of that duality.
|Aside from legal hassles there are scores of social taboos that we as foreigners couldn’t begin to comprehend.
You will always be viewed as an outsider.
You will always be judged by a different standard.
You are living in a fish bowl. Accept it and act accordingly.
If you partake in drugs, be warned … the minimum sentence is four years.
Now listen closely Sparky; this is a foreign country.
Enjoy yourself, just be careful.
LISTEN … Not every Indonesian woman is overwhelmed by the wonder of you.
|Be Aware, be safe.|
|Taxis are the best way to travel.
Bluebird Taxi,Oreng Taxi and Silver taxi are your best choices.
Do what you want while being mindful that your actions have consequences.
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