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AIESEC LC UNDIP INDONESIA Incoming Exchange Global Community Development Program Reception Booklet

Where are we located?


We are in the central of Java

ABOUT SEMARANG Semarang lies in the northern part of Central Java. It is a bustling mid-sized city with a

population of 1.5 million. More a business than tourism destination, it nevertheless has its own charm with contrasting modern mid-rises, Dutch colonial architecture, Chinatown, and small "kampong"

jutting against each other. The city's weather is hot and humid, so wear light-colored cotton clothes. You do not need a long-sleeved shirt, instead a T-shirt and knee-long trousers are comfortable. However, some places like mosques (masjid) and temples require polite dress such as long trousers/skirts. Hot pants/mini skirts will attract people's attention in ways you might not like and might be considered impolite. The city of Semarang, capital of the province of Central Java, sits precisely in the center of the northern seaboard of the fertile and densely populated island of Java. The city's name derives from the Javanese words "asem" and "arang" which literary translate to "scarce tamarind." The name “Semarang”, is believed derived from its founder , Raden Made Pandan Arang, who built the city at a delta called Pergota or Pragota, that was dotted with tamarind trees, locally known as “Asam Arang”. The city of Semarang was declared a region on May 2nd, 1547 with Kyai Ageng Pandan Arang II, the son of Raden Made Pandan, as its regent. Politically as well as

culturally, the anniversary of Semarang eventually falls on this date.

LANGUAGE Questions: • What? • Where? • How? • Who? • Why? • When?

Subject: •I = Aku = Apa • You = Kamu = Dimana = Bagaimana • They = Mereka • We = Kita = Siapa • He = Dia (boy) = Kenapa • She = Dia (girl) = Kapan • It = Itu • This = Ini

Sentences : • My name is Taylor • I come from Indonesia • What's your name ? • I like your name • How are you? • Nice to meet you • Thank you

Places: • Airport • Station • Office • University • School • Market • House • Shop

= Bandara = Stasiun = Kantor = Universitas = Sekolah = Pasar = Rumah = Toko

= Nama saya Taylor = Saya datang dari Indonesia = Siapa nama mu ? = Saya suka nama mu = Bagaimana kabarmu? = Senang bertemu dengan kamu = Terimakasih


Public transportation BECAK Traditional vehicle which use bike cycle or motor cycle, this can be use for maximum 2 person for a short distance. Its quite cheap (around 10.000), but ensure you ask tell the driver your destination and ask the price first before using it  ANGKOT Different destination needs different angkot means different color. So before using one angkot, ensure you ask the driver about the destination and choose the right one. Just wave your hand to give the angkot’s driver that you need it and say “Kiri” (left) to stop it when you arrive in your destination. It is only around 3.000-5.000 per one destination. Please take care your belongings, since usually angkot will full of passengers.

BUS KOTA Same as Angkot, you need to ask the destination of a Bus Kota to the conductor before using it. Don’t forget to tell him your destination, so he can give sign when it is already close to your place. It costs 4.000 for any distance (please ask again, to ensure it hasn’t changed). Keep your belongings, since the bus will very full of passengers. Usually people stand in the middle of the bus when they don’t get any chairs. TAXI Taxi can be safest transportation, but expensive. Its price depends on your destination and the meter system. Please ensure it is active since the taxi starts moving. This is some of Taxi number in Semarang. Blue Bird +624 6701234 Kosti +624 7613333 New Atlas +624 8412181


TOURISM PLACES IN SEMARANG LAWANG SEWU The name Lawang Sewu is from Javanese; it means "Thousand Doors". The name comes from its design, with numerous doors and arcs. Lawang Sewu was designed by C. Citroen, from the firm of J.F. Klinkhamer and B.J. Quendag. Construction began in 1904 with A building, which was completed in 1907. The rest of the complex was finished in 1919. It was initially used by the Nederlandsch Indische Spoorweg Maatschaappij, the national railway of the Dutch East Indies. After the Japanese invaded Indonesia in 1942, the Japanese army took over Lawang Sewu. The basement of B building was turned into a prison, with several executions taking place there. When Semarang was retaken by the Dutch in the battle of Semarang in October 1945, the Dutch forces used the tunnel leading into A building to sneak into the city. A battle ensued, with numerous Indonesian fighters dying. Five employees working there were also killed. After the war, the Indonesian army took over the complex. It was later returned to the national railway company. By 2009 the Lawang Sewu complex was in a state of considerable dilapidation. Simon Marcus Gower, writing in The Jakarta Post, noted it as being "dark and evidently sick. Its white walls are faded throughout; blackened by pollution and neglect. Rendered walls are cracked and any wall paper has long since fallen away to reveal the red bricks beneath. Mould and weeds grow over much of the building and mice and rats are the chief residents.“ The building soon underwent renovations to ensure that it would be profitable as a tourist attraction. Governor of Central Java Bibit Waluyo mobilized several dozen soldiers to assist with the renovations; the soldiers focused on external repairs. Local residents were disappointed in the renovations, opining that it had lost its authenticity.

Lawang Sewu ticket entry Rp 10.000,A guide Rp 30.000,Bunker ticket entry Rp 15.000,-

TOURISM PLACES IN SEMARANG CHINA TOWN Enter the area around the Gang Lombok is like entering the Bamboo Curtain country with a mini scale. This is where people of Chinese descent since centuries ago, settled in Semarang. This area is then more in the know village of Chinatown. In Chinatown is very thick with Chinese culture. Nearly every aisle there is a pagoda, each of which has its own privileges. There are 11 large pagoda in Semarang, 10 of which are located in the Chinatown area, the temple Hoo Hok Bio, Siu Hok Bio, Tay Kak Sie, Kong Tik Soe, Tong Pek Bio, Bio Liong Tek Hay, Hok Bio, Hoo See Kong, Wie Wie Kiong, and Pagoda Grajen. Sam Poo Kong temple was located at the Stone House. Each pagoda that has its own historical value. Besides enjoying the beauty of centuries-old pagoda, we can also enjoy the atmosphere of the Chinese community who still uphold the tradition. This area feels more alive at night ahead of Lunar New Year. Ornaments and decorations typical of many Chinese is taut along the alleys and backyard residents. Not to mention that Chinese cuisine can be enjoyed on inviting a few restaurants in this area.

TOURISM PLACES IN SEMARANG Sam poo kong Samp Poo Kong Temple also known as Gedung Batu. This place was a place for stopover before admiral Cheng Ho (moslem Chinese warlord). According to a source, Admiral Cheng Ho was a Muslim captain who was sailing from China to trade while exploring the world spreading the teachings of Islam. Since the Cheng Ho is a figure who comes from mainland China, the temple now used as traditional Chinese shrine. What’s Inside? There are group of worship places, place for worshiping The God of Earth, place for worshiping Kyai Juru Mudi (helmsman), place for worshiping Sam Poo Kong, and place for worshiping Kyai Jangkar. There is also a cave for worshiping too. The souvenir shop is located in a front area.

Buddhagaya temple Buddhagaya temple complex Watugong who have high artistic value by 39 meters, the tallest pagoda in Indonesia. This monastery was built in 2005, located in front Makodam Diponegoro Semarang. In the building has seven levels, there is a statue of Goddess of Mercy from the second to the sixth level. There is a statue of Kwan Im 20 mounted on the pagoda. Installation of Goddess of Mercy is tailored to the direction of the wind, which aims to spread the goddess of love is always able to keep the Semarang city from all directions. Building which is a complement to the space Metta Karuna in Avalokitesvara Temple Mount Srikukusrejo Bats and has a very high architectural art is one of civic pride and the Central Java city of Semarang in general, because now Buddha Gaya temple visitors not only Buddhists, but also people other religions to be used as one of religious tourism destination.

TOURISM PLACES IN SEMARANG MASJID AGUNG JAWA TENGAH Masjid Agung Jawa Tengah is one of the grandest mosques in Indonesia. With the architecture of this beautiful mosque was built in 2001 and completed in 2006. Mosque complex consists of the main building area of 7669 m2 and 7500 m2 area of the page. Central Java Grand Mosque is located on the road Elephant Kingdom, precisely in the Village Sambirejo, Gayamsari District, the city of Semarang . Aside from being a place of worship, the Masjid Agung Jawa Tengah is also a tourism integrated educational, religious, educational center and activity center symbols of Islam. With a visit to this mosque, visitors can see the unique architecture of the mosque which is a blend of Javanese architecture, Romans and Arabs. The left wing contained a mosque and library office space is leased to the public. The main page there are six mosques which can accommodate an umbrella hydraulic crowd of 10,000 people. Another feature of this mosque form Asmaul Husna Tower (Al Husna Tower) with a height of 99 m. Tower can be seen from a radius of 5 km is located at the southwest corner of the mosque. The tower symbolizes the greatness and omnipotence of God. Dipuncak tower equipped with binocular view. From this place, visitors can enjoy the fresh air while watching the beautiful city of Semarang and the ships that were passing by in the harbor of the Golden Horn. To enter the Masjid Agung Jawa Tengah, visitors are free. However, if visitors want to enter a particular area such as Asmaul Husna Tower, visitors are required to pay Rp 3,000 per person for day visits between the hours of 08.00 – 17.30. And when visitors come at 17.30 - 21.00 tariff increased to Rp 4,000 per person. For visitors who want to use binoculars contained in Asmaul Husna's Tower, the visitor must spend an additional fee of Rp 500, - per minute.

TOURISM PLACES IN SEMARANG Gereja blenduk The Immanuel Protestant Church of Western Indonesia (Gereja Protestan Indonesia Barat Immanuel), better known as Blenduk Church (Gereja Blenduk) is a Protestant church in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. Built in 1753, it is the oldest church in the province. The initial building had a joglo-style. Although meant for Protestants, Catholics also used it until the first Catholic church in the city was built. The church was later rebuilt in 1787. Another re-imagining, spearheaded by H.P.A. de Wilde and W. Westmas, began work in 1894. During this renovation, the dome and two towers were added. Another series of renovations began in the early 2000s. As of 2004, the church has 200 families and holds regular Sunday services; it is also a tourist attraction. In February 2009, Blenduk received an award for Best Maintained Old Place of Worship from the Central Java branch of the Architects' Society of Indonesia.

Gedong songo Gedong Songo (Indonesian: Candi Gedong Songo) is a Hindu temple located in Central Java, Indonesia. The site was originally built during the Sanjaya dynasty which controlled Central Java during the 8th and 9th centuries. Similar to Dieng Plateau, Gedong Songo was erected out of volcanic stone and the two complexes represent the oldest Hindu structures in Java. Dieng and Gedong Songo predate Borobudur and Prambanan. The temples of Gedong Songo reflect a similar architectural structure to the Dieng Plateau. However, Gedong Songo displays more emphasis on plinth and cornice moulding. At Temple 3, an entrance is outlined by a vestibule that is decorated by guardian figures.

TOURISM PLACES near SEMARANG Karimun jawa It has its own certain provincial charm and can be an interesting place to spend a day or two on your way to or from the islands. Karimunjawa is an archipelago chain of 27 pristine tropical islands off the north coast of Central Java offering a Robinson Crusoe-like escapefrom the world. The status of Karimunjawa as one of the preserved national marine park which has beautiful underwater view. The weather in Karimunjawa is warm, the sky is sunny and the water is clean. Karimunjawa islands are easily reached by speedboat from Semarang or Jepara. With an abundance of colorful reefs, a huge variety of fish, corals and several wrecks in the area.

BOROBUDUR Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa. Evidence suggests Borobudur was constructed in the 9th century and abandoned following the 14th century decline of Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms in Java, and the Javanese conversion to Islam. Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, then the British ruler of Java, who was advised of its location by native Indonesians. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage; once a year Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument, and Borobudur is Indonesia's single most visited tourist attraction.


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