Surabaya's Mrs. Mayor: Indonesia's Best-Kept Secret

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Surabaya's Mrs. Mayor: Indonesia's Best-Kept Secret

Here, in Indonesia's second-largest city, legend tells of a titanic battle between Sura, the great white shark, and Baya, the crocodile. Meeting in a river one day, the two creatures fought ferociously for supremacy of the animal kingdom. The place where they clashed became known as "Surabaya," the city of the shark and the crocodile, emblematic of the repeated waves of colonial sharks and crocodiles that have controlled the city for centuries.

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