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A port city hugging the north coast of Java, Semarang is the bustling capital and largest city of Central Java with a population of around the 1.8 million mark dominated by Javanese folk with a large Chinese community, plus a few other nationalities and a large Indo (Eurasian) community. Semarang has its colorful Chinatown area called "Kampong Pecinan Semawis" where you can find traditional Chinese culture displayed in its rituals, houses of worship and food. The old quarter of Semarang is cloaked in Dutch colonial architecture and the modern city's hub is centered around the Simpang Lima, which is a tree-lined space in the commercial heart. Its' economy is based in trade and industry plus service sectors.
Indonesia has a flourishing digital economy happening that is being touted to become the world's 4th largest economy by 2050, if it continues at the same rate. It has a growing tech-savvy middle class that is young and in touch with the latest trends, think along the lines of 88 million people online with 79 million of them playing on social media. Its' tech startup scene is just learning how to "walk" and there have already been some startups that have become major successes, despite the fact that they have had to overcome infrastructure challenges and lack of a real ecosystem.
The inventive individuals of Indonesia aren't just hitting the safe niche markets, but are going for a range of different sectors.
The startup scene in Indonesia is getting the backing of the international bank, Goldman Sachs, who believe that the next hotbed for tech companies will be in Indonesia due to its' large population and untapped market potential. No wonder coworking spaces are spreading like wildfire to keep up with the demand of creative spaces.
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