An eye-catching sign welcomes visitors of all kinds to the G-Walk found in the Western end of Surabaya city. G-Walk is a favorite hangout place for not only tourists of the city but for the local youth as well. You will find a great array of nightlife, entertainment, bazaars and the widest choice of food stalls in its most alluring venue, the Citra Raya.
G-Walk is found in one of the most luxurious housing projects in Indonesia, the Citra Raya or the Citra Land. The Citra Raya extends to over a thousand hectares of land and was launched in year 1993. The project was envisioned to have a market, a recreational center, an international school, and a 27-hole golf course called the Ciputra Golf. All of that came true in a span of a few years with even more recreational venues beyond the original imaginings. Its latest addition is the Ciputra Waterpark, which is the biggest water park in Indonesia. The water park is based on the adventures of Sinbad, and top-of-the-line water park technology is used to offer the ultimate water adventure.
The housing project aims to conform to its vision of having a green, clean and modern environment. Because of these goals, Citra Raya was quickly acclaimed to be the Singapore of Surabaya. Upon entering the G-Walk, visitors will even come across the iconic Raffles Hotel, the Merlion Statues and the Suntec fountain of Singapore. Some say that the entire theme of G-Walk is reminiscent of Clarke Quay, one of the most famous dining and nightlife hotspots in Singapore.
G-Walk, also known as the Taman Gapura Walkway, is perfect for those who prefer dining alfresco to dining in air-conditioned spaces. Because the environment in Citra Raya is clean, green and modern, dinning outdoors is not a problem. Visitors will then be able to enjoy their meals and taste sumptuous local specialties while outdoors. Not only will dining along the walkway be a gastronomic experience, but the walkway offers a safe and comfortable environment. The walkway is about a kilometer long, filled with dozens of food stalls, beverage outlets and cafes ready to offer only the most delectable food and drink choices. Most tourists go crazy over the crispy sweet pancakes of Indonesia called the Terang Buland and the sumptuous Atlantis seafood mix.
G-Walk along with the rest of the Citra Raya complex offers Surabaya citizens and tourists a refreshing atmosphere that is not typically seen in the East Java Capital. No longer is the younger generation seen in shopping centers of the city but they mostly prefer to be outdoors to experience the city in a clean and green environment. Every corner and every nook of G-Walk is then occupied by a bubbly young teenager or a lost but excited traveler. By night time, G-Walk comes to life with a dazzling atmosphere full of lights, bazaars and food stalls. Tourists will then be able to witness a different side of the city of Surabaya.