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Surabaya is an established trading port and regional capital of East Java, Indonesia. Located on the Madura Strait, the port has been in operation since the 14th century. Surabaya is untypical of the relaxed and laid-back East Java, being fast-paced and energetic, and most visitors come for business. Previously occupied by the Dutch, Japanese and British, as well as having historic ties to fellow Muslim countries in the Middle East, the city offers a rich fusion of cultures. A popular attraction is the Ample Mosque, which offers magnificent views of the city. The Suramada Bridge merits a mention as the longest bridge in Indonesia, connecting the Madura and Java islands.