Cirebon

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Cirebon is a city in West Java. It's located near border with Central Java.

Its name is often said to be derived from the Sundanese words of "Cai" (or river) and "Rebon" (or "shrimp"). (Indeed the main production of the city is fishery including shrimps.) The alternative Javanese derivation is from "Caruban", meaning "mixture"--a reference to Cirebon's complex mix of Javanese, Malay, Sundanese, Chinese and Arabic cultural elements. While Indonesians from outside of Cirebon pronounce the name CHEE-reh-bon, locals say Cheer-BON. (Rolling the R's, of course.) The city weather is hot and humid. Wear cotton clothes. You do not need long sleeves shirt, instead a T-shirt and knee-long trousers are comfortable. Some places like mosques (masjid) and temples require polite dress such as long trousers/skirts. Hot pants/mini skirts will attract people attention and might be considered impolite.

Country:
Indonesia
Region:
Asia
Population:
300,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
9 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
http://www.telkomsel.com/
Best coffee:
Caffe Bene
Cashless society:
No, cash only (esp. for foreigners)
Best taxi app:
Gender ratio (% man):
50 %
Power:
230V50Hz
Ambulance:
118, 119
Fire department:
112, 113, 1131
Police:
110

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