city in Lampung Province, Indonesia

Metro is a city in the southern Sumatran province of Lampung.

Understand edit

After renovations in the 1980s, a fountain was built on the spot where the Meterm Tower once stood.

History edit

The name Metro comes from the word Meterm in Dutch which means "centre" which means in the middle between Central Lampung and East Lampung, even in the centre of Lampung Province. It was strongly supported with its history and the establishment of a landmark in the form of a tower called the Meterm Tower in the Merdeka Park, Metro City Square.

People edit

There is a second theory that Metro comes from the word Mitro (Javanese) which means friends, partners, associations, this was motivated by colonization coming from various regions outside Sumatra that entered Lampung. In 1936, the Dutch colonial government sent Javanese migrants to colonise the area, which served to relieve overpopulation on Java, and mitigate the influence of Indonesian independence activists. Therefore, once isolated indigenous Lampungese people are assimilated with Javanese people.

Talk edit

In addition to Lampung language, the plural Metro community uses various other local languages such as Java, Minang, and Sunda language. But generally, they speak Indonesian language.

Get in edit

There is no railway station nor airport in this city. You can go to here through Trans Sumatra Toll Road, and exit at the East Tegineneng toll gate. 1 Mulyojati 16C Main Bus Terminal serves short, medium and long distance routes to big cities in Sumatra and Java island.

Get around edit

See edit

  • Metro Fair, an annual exhibition in Metro City. The Metro Fair usually held for a full week at early June to commemorate the anniversary of Metro City.
  • Prehistorical cave near Stadion Tejosari, Goa Wara and Goa Macan Putih.

Do edit

  • 1 Taman Metro Indonesia Indah (TMII). A recreational place with waterboom, outbond, swimming pool, futsal court, and park. Entry fee: Rp20,000-25,000 per person.

Buy edit

  • 1 Chandra Supermarket Metro. Daily 08:30–21:00.

Eat edit

  • Keripik pisang, banana chips.
  • Kemplang, crackers that fried or baked with sand.
  • Seruit, grilled fish mixed with chili paste, tempoyak or mango.
  • Pindang, boiled salted fish.

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Connect edit

The 4G LTE network from several telecommunications providers are already good, such as Smartfren, Telkomsel and Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison. However, XL Axiata only supports several regional districts and around Metro City Square.

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