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Tangerang Overview

Tangerang is a city in Banten, Indonesia. It's located about 20 km west of Jakarta. It's an industrial and manufacturing hub on Java and is home to over 1,000 factories. Many international corporations have plants in the city. Tangerang tends to be hot and humid, with little in way of trees or geographical features. Certain areas consist of swamps, including the areas near the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

In recent years the urban expansion of Jakarta has covered Tangerang, and as a result many of its residents commute to Jakarta for work, or vice-versa. Many high-class and middle-class satellite cities have been developed in Tangerang, complete with their own shopping malls, private schools and convenience centers. The government is working on expanding the highway system to accommodate more traffic flow to and from the area.

A large Chinese cemetery is also located in Tangerang, most of which are now developed into suburban communities such as Lippo Karawaci, Summarecon Gading Serpong, Bumi Serpong Damai, Bintaro Jaya, Modernland, and Alam Sutra.
On August 1996, Walmart, the largest retail in USA open its first branch in Lippo Karawaci, Tangerang. Unfortunately the branch was ransacked and burned down during the May 1998 riot. Walmart discontinue their investment in Indonesia after the riot.

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