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Semarang, the capital of Central Asia in Indonesia, is next to an identical river. Samarraig is divided into 16 districts. Two ancient aqueducts, built by the Colonials during the Colonial period, divide the city into three parts. Citizens use two languages: English and Indonesian.

The city is defined by the main port of the region. From this area, many commodities, including coffee, coca, tobacco, and sugar, are exported. Modern Semarang is an industrial city, with a very successful range of food and textile, fishery and machine building industries.

Here are plants for ship repair and glassware manufacturing. Semarang has developed the production of high quality shoes and fabrics. Traditional crafts are not forgotten. Local craftsmen, preserving ancient techniques, make national musical instruments and woodcarving. Also, the city is known for producing medicines that include medicinal medicinal herbs.

Majority of the stores are family-owned. Plus, there are several large department stores here. There are branches of foreign banks. Many comfortable hotels are available to tourists.

The ancient city was founded in 1547. At that time it was a small village. It was founded by a demoniac of the sultanate Demak, who was appointed the first governor (pupa) of Semarainga. In 1862, the Dutch established a colony there. Soon the first tobacco plantations produced a crop. Automobile and railroads were put into service. Within a short time, Semarang had become the center of an emerging coalition. In 1945, after Independence became independent of Indonesia, the city became the capital of Central Java. In present-day Semarainga is the seat of the Catholic archdiocese. Among the monuments of architectural architecture that survived to our contemporaries are the Chinese temple of Godung Batu, the church of Baydur Khan, the chapel cathedral, and the Protestant church, dated 1753.

100 USD = 1,499,455.00 IDR

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 1,600,000 people
  • GDP: $3,570 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 10 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Telkomsel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory. However, if you want to tip, perhaps provide 5-10% of the total bill. Restaurants: some restaurants will include 5-10% service charge to their bill. But if they don’t levy any service charge, you can tip between Rp10,000 to 10% of the total bill.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: GoJEK
  • Online electronics shop: Tokopedia
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Lion
  • Best intl air carrier: Garuda
  • Monthly costs for expat: $600
  • Monthly costs for family: $1700
  • Monthly costs for local: $480
  • Meal: $0.7
  • Small Cola: $0.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.3
  • Coffee: $1.5

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