Semarang…kaline banjir

Semarang, like Cheribon, is the capital of a residency of the same name as itself and lies at the mouth of a river also of the same name. There is nothing in its appearance from the sea to give one any idea that he is approaching a city of over 97,000 inhabitants and the third city of Java in commercial importance.” Demikian tulis Arthur S. Walcott dalam bukunya Java and Her Neighbours (1914).

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