Semarang, situated on the north coast of the island of Java, is an administrative capital and commercial port of Central Java. More a business centre than a tourist city, it does have crumbling fortress walls, historic sites, Chinese temples and mosques. Semarang is also the perfect gateway to the mountainous Central Java, Yogyakarta, Gedung Songo temples and 60 miles away from renowned Borobudur Temple. Cruise ships dock at Semarang harbour, Tanjung Emas (1.5 miles from the city centre). Local rules don't permit shuttle buses so the only exploring options are an excursion tour or one of the many taxis.
Semarang is divided into 2 areas. The Old Town (Outstad/Kota Lama) is nearest the water between the canals. The newer suburbs sprawl out over Candi's southern hills. The Old Town features Dutch style homes and buildings along Jalan Permuda, the main road. Gereja Blenduk is a unique copper-domed church created in 1753. Chinatown is a maze of shops and alleys with Tay Kak Sie Temple at its centre. Other places of interest include Puri Maerakoco (a park with models of traditional Javanese homes), Mangkang Zoo, Ronggowarsito Museum and Sam Po Kong Temple. Remember to visit Ambara Railway Museum which includes 21 German, Swiss and Dutch locomotives built between 1891-1928. Massive Borobodur Temple is located 60 miles away inland so allow plenty of time to reach it.
In 1920, the Indonesian Communist Party was established in Semarang, under the influence of a Dutch colonist. At the end of World War II, 2,000 of the men were killed in a battle against the Allied Forces. In 1945 Indonesia gained its independence.
Highlights: Borobodur Temple, Yogyakarta, Gedung Songo temples
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Port Semarang cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Semarang, Java, Indonesia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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10 January, 2017