Saturday, 17 December 2011

AirAsia will soon fly to Semarang, Indonesia!


Flight                                               ETD*    ETA*
AK1310    Kuala Lumpur-Semarang      0720    0830
AK1311    Semarang-Kuala Lumpur      0900    1200

Starting: 6 February 2012

Semarang is a name alien to many travellers. This city is admittedly not a very popular destination (yet), far off the tourist trail and even among Indonesian is better known as a business city. Nevertheless, it has many hidden charms, both in and around it. There is something on offer for everyone, from culinary, history, architecture, nature, marine, to culture.

Semarang's Location
It was a major port during the Dutch era, and even nowadays many cruise ships would dock at the city, although admittedly most tourists will be bused away to the more famous Borobudur Temple. It is a city often overshadowed by its more 'Javanese' neighbours, Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo). Historically it has been a harmonious melting pot of cultures, with a large ethnic Chinese population.

6 February is still two months away. So, I will be writing more about places of interest in my beloved hometown and its surroundings in the next posts. Stay tuned!

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