Semarang is a city on the north coast of the island of Java, Indonesia. It is the capital and largest city of the province of Central Java. It has a population of approximately 1,8 million people, making it Indonesia's fifth most populous city and the fifth largest Indonesian city. Average temperatures in the city are relatively consistent, hovering around 28 degrees Celsius. The official language is Indonesian, while visitors from abroad can use English to communicate. Semarang was an important colonial trading centre making it has various historic buildings which become a huge appeal as a tourism destination.
You will be placed in a host family which means that the foreign student lives in the house of a Indonesian student and have his/her boarding in the host family. If you have some special needs please let us know in advance and if possible we will try to fulfill them.
- Airport transfer
You can land in Achmad Yani International Airport and there will be taxis in the airport that can take you to your destination. Usually, your contact person will pick you up at the airport
To go somewhere you can take taxi which will cost you minimum Rp.30.000 (around 2€) or you can order ojek (it’s similar to taxi but by motorcycle which you can order online) which will cost you around Rp15.000 (around 1€).
Other transport is by bus. A bus rapid transit serves Semarang, called Trans Semarang which will only cost you around Rp.3.500 (0.24€)
Sam Poo Kong
Pagoda Avalokitesvara/Budhagaya Watugong
Great Mosque Central Java
Candi Gedong Songo
- Semawis Night Market
Semawis Night Market or pecinan (China Town) is known for it’s various food. You can try many different kinds of delicious food there
Lumpia is one of the authentic food of semarang. It is consist of young sprout of bamboo along with scrambled egg and slices of chicken wrapped in thin but crispy wheat flour wrapper. It is a must try!
- Umbul Sidomukti
Many of the patients use bahasa jawa which is a local language and is completely different with the national language, but many of them can use the official language. It is mandatory in our hospital to use long sleeves clothing as our hospital is an Islamic Hospital.