old pictures of Indonesia


October 22, 2013

Tegal Roman Catholic Church ~ Tegal ~ Java Indonesia ca 1910

Tegal is the largest city in the Tegal Regency, Indonesia. It is situated on the north coast of Central Java, about 175 kilometres (109 mi) from Semarang, capital of Central Java.

The Dutch East Indies colonial sugar industry originated in Tegal and the nearby city of Pekalongan, approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) to the east. Tegal Regency remained a major sugar production center until the mid-20th century. The city served as a port for exporting sugar produced on the nearby plantations. Tegal is famous for its warung, commonly called "warteg" or warung tegal. It is also known for its tea products, such as teh botol Sosro, Tong Tji tea, 2 Tang tea, Gopek tea and other brands.