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Who is in Surabaya?

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  1. vocalneal

    vocalneal Well-Known Member Cager

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    Just been told I might be moving to Mojokerto just west of Surabaya.

    What is Surabaya like generally?

    I'm sure I will be fine .
     
  2. vocalneal

    vocalneal Well-Known Member Cager

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    I guess the answer then is nobody on this forum?
     
  3. Banana72

    Banana72 Member Charter Member Cager

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    Did a quick search using "surabaya" as a keyword...seems there's another member (teacher) who lives there.
     
  4. snpark

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    Maybe too ashamed to admit it hahahaha
     
  5. Vulgarian

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    I have a friend who moved there recently. It's, er, less crap than it used to be? Even ok in parts?

    Nah, you'll be fine.
     
  6. Puspawarna

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    Travelling Chez? I think she left/is leaving.
     
  7. William King

    William King Well-Known Member Charter Member Cager

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    I thought she was Semarang. Which is close, admittedly.
     
  8. snpark

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    Semanggi even closer. Not to be confused with Setiabudi / Senopati when you are drunk in the taxi and can't pronounce anything
     
  9. vocalneal

    vocalneal Well-Known Member Cager

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    Hey,

    KW. Happy New Year.

    Projects all messed up here hence the possibility of a move.
     
  10. vocalneal

    vocalneal Well-Known Member Cager

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    Is it that bad? hahaha.
     
  11. snpark

    snpark Well-Known Member Cager

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    Hahaha I don't know, but I know the Shangri-La hotel has the same "concept" bar as it does in Jakarta (BATS)
     
  12. dafluff

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    I've never lived in Surabaya, but have been many times, including periods of a few weeks. A bit of a cultural wasteland, but great food. Top 5 Tripadvisor destinations were a museum dedicated to cigarettes, a Mosque, a Mall, the bridge to Madura, and another mall. Small expat community as I understand.

    The mayor has apparently done a great job with public spaces, so there is that. It's the 2nd largest city in Indonesia, has a large port and industrial center. Airport with easy connections to major regional hub (JKT, SIN, HKG, etc). Generally a lot cheaper than Jakarta or Denpasar even.
     
  13. William King

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    Your project has been a cluster from day 1... I think.

    Anyway, I am having similar fun in Albania. But the food is good.
     
  14. Banana72

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    Not her..somebody else, but now i can't find the thread..ah it was an older thread ...and the poster might've been a one time poster too..
     
  15. Bikerbule

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    Surabaya is not too bad if you like mall life. Small expat community.
    Do you do any sports? there is an expat football team there that plays every week and a few that go out running and biking. Few expats that get out for motorcycle rides if you're a biker.
     
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