Surabaya is the capital of East Java and the second largest city in Indonesia.
The name of Surabaya comes from the Javanese words Suro, meaning shark and Boyo, meaning crocodile. With over 3 million people, unpretentious Surabaya may be the second-largest city in Indonesia, but it's a little lacking in sights. However, many people come here on business, and Surabaya is also a gateway city for Mount Bromo and Bali. The city's attractions tend to be more apparent to those who make it their home rather than to short-term visitors.