A dragon dance in the Chinatown night market in the Indonesian city of Surabaya. Photo: Johannes Nugroho
A dragon dance in the Chinatown night market in the Indonesian city of Surabaya. Photo: Johannes Nugroho
Indonesia

New Indonesian-Chinese ‘kya-kya’ market a cultural and tourism hub for Surabaya

  • The port city has often had a Chinatown market but discrimination against Chinese people over the centuries has meant a ‘kya-kya’ was not a given
  • Now a new weekend night market has opened, with local government backing and halal Chinese food to appeal to the Muslim-majority population

A dragon dance in the Chinatown night market in the Indonesian city of Surabaya. Photo: Johannes Nugroho
A dragon dance in the Chinatown night market in the Indonesian city of Surabaya. Photo: Johannes Nugroho
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