Jamu Nyonya Meneer


This factory, near the bus terminal, is one of two outlets in Semarang that produces jamu, a herbal medicine that has been highly sought-after for centuries in Indonesia and which has become part of local folklore. While the jury is out on the exact nature of the health-giving properties possessed by this remedy, concocted from natural ingredients, there is no doubting its ongoing popularity locally.

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