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Along with the Arab Quarter, Chinatown is one of the more vibrant parts of the city with its own distinct flare. Apart from the exotic herbal remedies and omnipresent dragons, there is a daily fish market and a pop-up street food market in one of it's busy narrow streets.

Do & See

Much of Surabaya’s heritage has been swept away by fast-paced modernisation, and the city was also heavily damaged in the aftermath of World War II during the struggle for independence, earning its title the "Hero City" of Indonesia. As a result, it has rather few major visitor attractions, but boasts a couple of distinct neighbourhoods, each with its own distinct flair, including the Arab Quarter and Chinatown. Surabaya is also home to Masjid Nasional Al Akbar, one of Southeast Asia's most imposing modern mosques.