Flying time from Singapore 2 hours 15 minutes
Currency Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
International dialling code +62
Climate The dry season spans from May to September, while the wet season spans from October to March. The average temperature is around 28 degrees Celsius
Airport code SRG
Airport to city 6km
Airport tax IDR100,000 for international flights
The capital and largest city of Central Java, Semarang functioned as a major port during the Dutch colonial era. The famous 15th century Chinese explorer, Admiral Cheng Ho, set foot here, paving the way for the city’s maritime heritage. In the 17th century, Semarang became an entrepot for the spice trade, and continued to flourish as a port city right through to the 20th century. As a result of its rich legacy, Semarang is a melting pot of Chinese, Indian, Arab and European cultures. If you’re looking for a mix of old-world charm and colourful culture, Semarang serves up a good flavour of Indonesia’s past and present.