Business hub and tourist spot a soft target

A damaged motorcycle is seen outside the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church in Surabaya, Indonesia, on May 14, 2018, following a blast outside the church a day earlier.
A damaged motorcycle is seen outside the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church in Surabaya, Indonesia, on May 14, 2018, following a blast outside the church a day earlier. PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA • Surabaya is a major business hub, a popular tourist destination and home to many of Indonesia's top universities.

More than eight million people live and work in the sprawling metropolis located in East Java province, making it the second largest city in the country, just behind the capital Jakarta.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2018, with the headline 'Business hub and tourist spot a soft target'. Print Edition | Subscribe