Lasem is a sub-district in Rembang, Java, Indonesia. It is the second largest city in Rembang regency after the city of Rembang. Lasem is also known as "small China" because it is the earliest Chinese landing town in Java and there is a very large Chinese village scattered in the city of Lasem. In Lasem there is also a gold-plated Buddha statue. In addition Lasem is also known as a santri city, a student town and one of the producers of cashew and mango besides sea products such as salt and shrimp paste. Lasem Batik is very famous for its character as beautiful coastal batik with bold dyeing.