Salatiga is a "small town" of about 200,000 people. While this may not seem small to some, it is in comparison to the two larger cities that it stands between: Semarang and Solo. We have no big malls or American food chains other than KFC, but the big cities with these and other attractions are only one to one and a half hours away. By far the tallest building in town is one 6-story hotel, which towers over the 1-2 story buildings around. You don't have to travel far to find rice fields and smaller villages. Thus, Salatiga has more the feel of a big "small town" than a big city.