Friday, 4 May 2012

In Surabaya part 2.

Day 3

We wasted about a day to recover after visiting Mount Bromo. Abang Nan went back to Malaysia that morning since he needed to catch flight to Manila the next day. So, time to spend our money! Jutawan sebentar. 

We went to Tunjungan Plaza or TP, the largest and most complete shopping centre in Surabaya! Why the largest shopping mall? cause they don't only have one TP, but 4!

While Kak Sah and Abang Sab were looking for new spectacles, Alya and Alif were camwhoring nonstop, making ugly face expressions.. like these. Oh dear.

Well, since J.Co Donuts & Coffee originated from Indonesia, we took the chance to try it out. Walaupun da selalu makan kat Malaysia lalala.


We then went to some local stores to get back to our objective why we were in Indonesia; to find kain ela for baju hari raya!

 Unfortunately I don't understand until now, I couldn't find anything caught my eyes. Anything. Big sigh.

Ah-ah. Definitely not.

 I ended up bought nothing that day. Oh wait, I've bought something! I've bought 2 telekung sembahyang. One for hari raya and another small pack for travel. Better than nothing, aite? Sedapkan hati. We then took the taxi and jalan-jalan around the town.

At the hotel, we had our room service dinner, and the thing I was looking forward after tiring day, massaging and scrubbing session yeayyy!

Day 4, the last day.

It was the last chance to catch and buy anything from Surabaya. Some souvenirs at least. Alif was getting some energy from his powerful bottle. Nyot nyot.

"Surabaya is locally believed to derive its name from the words sura or suro (shark) and baya or boyo (crocodile), two creatures which, in a local myth, fought each other in order to gain the title of "the strongest and most powerful animal" taken from Wikipedia.

So we went to the first souvenir shop and bought some local foods.

Malaysians, if you go to Surabaya, I advise you not to try this keropok-I-don't-remember-the-name below, I repeat, don't ever try this. Guess what it made from? Kulit sapi, or in our language, kulit lembu! Errrrrrrrrr. I ate it and I didn't know it! It taste weird, and plastic.

We then went to the next souvenir shop, a four floor building Mirota which we finally found great catchment, kain ela yeayy! It has everything that we needed, from clothes to handycrafts, everything.

And I bought these for colleagues and friends. Lulur!

We then lepak-ing at the cafe inside the building and had our tea-break before took off to the airport.

On our way to the airport, I asked the taxi driver to stop by at the second largest mosque in Indonesia, Masjid Nasional Al-Akbar Surabaya.

So, it was time to check-in.

From the dark sky, we saw the Suramadu Bridge that I wanted to visit the other day. Visit bridge? seems like I can't even avoid civil thingy during holidays. Oh no!

Anyway fyi, Suramadu Bridge also known as the Surabaya–Madura Bridge, is a bridge that connected Surabaya and Madura, and claimed as the longest bridge in Indonesia. 

So yeah, I added another stamp in my red passport! I'm looking forward for the next trip, when I have enough money to travel again. I'm currently broke.

Anyway, I've learned quite interesting facts about Surabaya.

1. We pay tips for everything. 
2. Sad but true, rich people and the industries conquered by chinese, not local.
3. Surabaya is a great place to visit, not to shop.
4. If Malaysians use high-beam and main cocok bontot kereta depan to get them move to the left lane, they use high-beam and honk to the car in front all along the road!

Ok bye!

With love,

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