Comprises 17,508 islands. 237 million people. The worlds fourth most populouscountry. Java is the worlds most populous island. 150 active volcanoes. Hundreds of Languages. 300 ethnic groups. Thousands of species. Countless on diversity.
Top DestinationsBali, Lombok, Jakarta, Jogjakarta
Bali defines the word paradise. The combination of friendly, hospitable people, a magnificently visual culture infused with spirituality, and spectacular beaches with great surfing and diving have made Bali Indonesias unparalleled, number-one tourist attraction. Unlike any other island in largely Muslim Indonesia, Bali is a pocket of Hindu religion and culture.There are an estimated 20,000 temples on the island, each of which holds festivals at least twice a year, which means that there are festivities going on almost anywhere you go.
Think of Lombok as Balis quieter, less crowded counterpart, with terrificbeaches, world-class diving and snorkeling, beautiful scenery, and an interestinglocal culture. If youre seeking a place to rest and recharge, you cant do betterthan Lombok. but unlike Balis largely Hindu population, they are Muslims.
Jakarta isnt the most beautiful city in Southeast Asia, but it makes up for its great nightlife, world-class restaurants and shopping, some fascinating sights and plenty of activities. Byincluding Jakarta in your travels will give you an important glimpse of urban Indonesia, with all its excitement, opportunities and challenges. Enjoy its 200 Shopping malls, over 10 million people and amazing cuisines.
The most popular tourist destination on the island of Java. largely thanks to its proximity to thetemples of Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple, and Prambanan, a magnificentHindu temple. Yogyakarta is known as a center of classical Javanese fine art and culture such asbatik, ballet, drama, music, poetry and puppet shows. It is also famous in Indonesia as a centerof higher education.
Bahasa IndonesiaBahasa Indonesia is the official national language of IndonesiaAlmost 100% of Indonesias 237 million inhabitants speak the language and it is one of most widely spoken languages in the worldWhilst Bahasa Indonesia is spoken as a mother tongue by only a small proportion of Indonesias large population. Most of Indonesian has their own first language that spoke in the family and community. There are hundreds of dialects in IndonesiaIt is based on a version of Malay from the Riau islands in western IndonesiaThe Dutch colonization left an imprint on the Indonesian language that can be seen in words such as polisi, wortel, kamar, rokok, kulkas, handuk, kantor and resletingIndonesian words derived from Portuguese include sabun, meja, boneka, jendel, gereja, bendera and MingguSome of the many words of Chinese origin include pisau, loteng, mie, lumpia, cawan, tekoFrom Sanskrit came words such as kaca, raja, manusia, b(h)umi and agama.Words of Arabic origin include k(h)abar, selamat/salam, dunia and kamus
Cultures Indonesia has over 300 ethnic groups each with cultural differences developed over centuriesInfluenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese, Malay, and European sources (Dutch and Portuguese) It rich on Arts, Ceremonials, Dances, Performances, Music and Cuisines
Batik Batik is a wax-resist dyeing technique used on textile. Batik has been both an art and a craft for centuries in Indonesia. Batik uses as clothes, souvenir, bags, scarf, etc. Wayang Wayang means theater. It’s an Indonesian puppet show. It performed behind a scene, so audience only see the shado from the another side. Performances are accompanied by gamelan in Java, and by gender wayang in Bali. Dances Indonesian dancing is a very big part of Indonesian culture.Dances are usually about stories and tales, welcoming guess, or religion. Balinese dances are usually about religion and religious ceremonies. There are hundreds of Indonesian dances. Cuisines Rice is a staple for all classes in contemporary Indonesia andit holds a central part in Indonesian culture. The main meal is usually cooked in the late morning, and consumed around midday. They use coconut milk a lot for the main dishes, boiled vegetables and peanut sauce.