Semarang is the capital of Central Java province that located on the north coast of Java Sea. It has both coast and hill. The northern part is the plain coast and the southern is the hilly side from Candi Baru area upward to the town of Ungaran.
Semarang is a busy trading, industrial and administrative city, where most of the offices, business centers, industrial estates are placed in the low land. While the hilly side places houses with the beautiful gardens and a superb view to the town and the sea. There are a lot old great ancient and colonial building still standing until now.
In certain days of the year, Semarang usually flooded with flow from the sea. Eventhough it will usually only 30 cm flood on the road on the city center, but when it happens, it's better to stay in the hilly side.
Semarang is famous for its specialty food; Lumpia. It is similar with Vietnamese Spring Roll but different fillings. Lumpia is fulfilled with bamboo young roots and it is always fried while with Vietnamese spring roll, the fillings are various vegetables and you can have it fresh or fried. Try this specialty and see the difference with other spring rolls you have ever tasted in other countries.
The town Ambarawa was an important administrative centre for Central Java during the Dutch occupation. It was known as Willem 1 and had a large military camp of the KNIL (Royal Dutch East Ind…