West Java, Semarang, Traditional Harbour

Written by on July 20, 2012 in Java Traditional Village with 0 Comments

West Java, Semarang, Traditional Harbour



The city’s name derives from the Javanese words “asem” and “arang” which literary translate to “scarce tamarind.”

Semarang lies in the northern part of Central Java. It is a bustling mid-sized city with a population of 1.5 million. More a business than tourism destination, it nevertheless has its own charm with contrasting modern mid-rises, Dutch colonial architecture, Chinatown, and small “kampong” jutting against each other.

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