Surabaya is one of the cleanest and greenest cities in Indonesia, a metropolitan oasis with a bit of green makes it a coliving frenzy for digital nomads looking for a bit of it all.
Surabaya's rich and favorable trading history has provided the perfect foundation for which to blossom, allowing a robust financial infrastructure to be nurtured. With a combination of prime trading location and a continuously developing economy, the city's high potential is universally recognized by foreign investors.
The city has been commended many times for its dedication to the environmental field. With an urban park in almost every neighborhood, Surabaya is said to have the best air quality in Indonesia. Bungkul Park is highly recognized for its street food, parks, open green lush, and even free Internet.
A train can be a lifesaver when you have had your fair share of traffic. There are many ways to get around some being more traditional. Becaks (cycle rickshaw) is a good idea when traveling a short distance; otherwise, the bus system is an excellent alternative.
Javanese culture in Surabaya is distinctively different compared to other regions in the best of ways, more equal and open. They even have a Cross Culture Festival showcasing art and culture from around the globe. The famous Majapahit Hotel still embraces Dutch architecture from 1910, making you feel like you have time-traveled to another time and place, and they have the most remarkable high tea a real treat for all the sense. There is also a Chinatown with authentic food and goodies, and the city truly has a little bit of everything to offer.
Surabaya's modern attributes make it extremely easy to work and do business as a digital nomad. The city feels less crowded and has plenty of international and local cafés inviting you in if you are still unsure of investing in a coworking spot. Coliving in Surabaya is cost-effective and secure. It booms with potential, promise, and pizazz.
Here are some fun facts about Surabaya:
- Surabaya comes from the words meaning whale and crocodile. At the Surabaya National Monument, you will find sculptures on both the people believe they represent the difference between war and peace.
- The city has one of the first churches built in Indonesia. Church of the Birth of Our Lady.
- Bemos are open-aired minibusses perfect for travel and sightseeing.
- Surabaya Zoo opened in 1916 and was the first in the world to breed orangutans in captivity.
- There are over 930 square meters of retail shopping, more than enough to go around.