Semarang, capital of Central Java, lies in the northern part of Central Java in Indonesia. The city's name derives from the Javanese words "asem" and "arang" which literary translate to "scarce tamarind".
It is a bustling mid-size town with 1.5 million population. More a business than tourism destination, it nevertheless has its own charm with contrasting modern mid-rises, Dutch colonial architecture, China town, and small kampongs just against each other.
The city weather is hot and humid.