History: Long a center of Hindu-Buddhist empires and an important trade center of the Dutch east India company in the 17th and18th centuries, the island of Java is Indonesia “s repository of history and culture. The bustling port of Semarang was founded by the Dutch and the island shows their colonists past.
Not as pretty as Bali, city shows The problems of over population, living conditions not very pleasing. Many walk around barefoot and urinate/deficate wherever is convient, very sad. Average wage is $200 per month.