Information about the country
Currency- Indonesian rupiah
Languages spoken- Bahasa Indonesia
Type of government- Presidential system,
Size of country- 1 919 443 square
Time zone- (UTC+7 to +9)
Top characteristics of the country
With over 17,000 islands – approximately 6000 of them still inhabited, Indonesia is
the largest archipelago country in the world.
Over 580 languages and dialects, Bahasa Indonesia is the formal language (I only
knows several traditional languages and dialects)
Rice is the main food staple in Indonesia. That’s why most Indonesians will say they
haven’t had their meal before they had rice even after they had eaten pizza or
Indonesia is home to one of the previous 7 Wonders of the world – The Borobudur
Temple. It’s the biggest Buddhist temple in the world built in 9th century. Still one of
the huge tourism spot in Indonesia. Sadly, on the new 7 Wonders of The World,
Indonesia fell off the list.
The only dragon in the world can be found in Indonesia at the Komodo
Island where the Komodo dragon resides. One of the largest Muslim population in
the world but Indonesia IS NOT a Muslim country. The government only recognized
6 religions here: Islam, Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu and Konghucu. One of
the world’s unique funeral procession takes place in a Toraja, a small town in
Sulawesi island. Funeral procession will took around 7 days and cost a fortune.
That’s why families usually save up their money for years before they can buried
their loved ones. Where do they keep the body? In their house! Traditional
Bali has been famous for years but Lombok is the most happening place among
others beautiful places in Indonesia. Remember, being a country with so many
islands there are plenty of beautiful beaches scattered all over Indonesia.
The Dutch (or was known back then as the Dutch East Indies) colonized Indonesia
for 350 years. That’s why many older Indonesians speak fluent Dutch and plenty of
Something about the AIESEC
of AIESEC entities in the country-
Number of members in AIESEC in the
countryNumber of Members : 2977
Number of exchanges they do in GCDP.
President of that AIESEC Indonesia – Dea
Most Indonesians eat rice as the main dish for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In fact some
Indonesians feel they don't eat a meal unless it is rice. There is a joke that says, even if you have
eaten a loaf of bread, you are still hungry. It's gotta be rice! Other Indonesians are fine with
bread or noodles. For those Indonesians who have been abroad, they got used having
breakfast with bread.
Indonesians eat rice a lot. Lunch, for example, you'll see people with a plate full with rice and a
piece of chicken, or fish, or eggs and "sambal" (chillie souce). Indonesians like to eat hot (as in
spicy) food. I mean really really really HOT. I would say it is hotter than Mexican food. Even we
put chillie in pizza!!! (It's wierd to me. But then again, I am the wierd one ... I cannot eat
spicy/hot food!.) If you order food, make sure you say no chilly or no spicy. Otherwise, the
default is HOT! There was a friend from Netherland who think that he can handle hot food. (The
Dutch like spicy food too.) Boy, he was wrong. He spent two days in his hotel to recover the
Each area in Indonesia has its own traditional food and custom. Here is a list of some of them.
Sundanese ("orang Sunda") in West Java likes to eat fresh vegetables and sambal. There is a
joke that says you can leave them in the garden and they will be fine. Sundanese like to drink
tea without sugar. So don't be surprised when they offer you tea but not sweat. Ask for sugar.
Javanese likes to eat sweet. Tea will be sweet.
Padang (West Sumatra) likes to eat hot/spicy food. They are famous for their spicy food and fast
delivery. The waiter can bring dozens of plates with various dishes with his two hands (like
juggling) in one trip. You'll eat whatever you like and at the end of meal the waiter will calculate
the price. You'll find "Rumah Makan Padang" (Padang restaurant) everywhere in Indonesia. We
think that there must be a Padang restaurant on the moon.
Bali is one of the world’s most popular island destinations and one which consistently wins
Located 40 km (25 miles) northwest of Yogyakarta on Java, the Borobudur is the one of the
most famous Buddhist temple in the world.
Komodo National Park
The Komodo National Park is a national park located within the Lesser Sunda Islands that
includes the three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rincah, and 26 smaller ones.
Lombok’s most popular tourist destination, the Gili Islands are an archipelago of three small
islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air.
Torajaland (Tana Toraja) is a highland region of South Sulawesi, home of the Toraja people.
Located at the north of the island of Sulawesi, Bunaken is one of Indonesia’s most famous
dive and snorkeling areas. The island is part of the Bunaken Marine Park where you can see
more than 70% of all fish species that live in the western Pacific ocean.
Gunung Bromo is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java. At 2,329
meters (7,641 feet) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but it is the most well known
Places to visit
Top 10 things tocamp byin riverside, and traverse
do the the
Take a trek through the rainforest,
tree tops to see endangered orangutans in the wild
Visit the scenic fishing villages at Amed and learn freediving - a freer way
to take in the world’s oceans and its abundant marine life
Take a boat and visit the Komodo National Park in search of the Komodo
dragon - the world’s largest lizard
Hike up one of Indonesia’s many active and dormant volcanoes,
including Mt. Bromo in East Java and Mt. Agung in Bali
Go surfing, or if you don’t know how, learn! With Uluwatu, Kuta, Seminyak,
Sanur, and Canggu, there’s so many beaches to choose from!
Dine at a warung at night in Jimbaran Bay, with candle-lit temples on the
beach; the water might just come up to your feet!
Attend a puppet show in Java, with wayang golek - wooden puppets and wayang kulit - shadow puppets - acting out ancient tales
Go scuba diving off Menjangan Island and watch hundreds of deer swim
to the island or dive to see the USAT Liberty, which was torpedoed by the
Relax and take in a spa treatment at Ayana’s Aquatonic - a seawater
therapy pool. Afterwards, visit the Rock Bar to feel like James Bond
Party at one of the many bars in Kuta, take in a drink at Ku De Ta in trendy
Seminyak, or go wild clubbing at Potato Head
Tips for being mentally
For most people, Indonesia evokes images of white beaches and stunning
scenery. Although this is true, Indonesia has a lot more to offer. Moving to
Indonesia will enable you to delve into a very rich and ancient cultural
tradition. With a population of over 250 million, Indonesia is the fourth largest
country in the world.
Each island offers a different taste of the country’s multitude of cultures.
Moving to Indonesia is a dream come true for many and generally speaking a
well-liked destination among expats.
Climate in Indonesia
Keep in mind that regardless of what your precise destination is when moving
to Indonesia, be it a city or village, you may have to get used to the climate
first. Indonesia has a tropical climate – in short, very hot and very humid.
In addition, you will have to pay close attention to monsoon season when
moving to Indonesia. There are two monsoons, the eastern monsoon from
June to September, which is the driest season, and the western one from
December to March, which brings the heavy rains. It would be less than
optimal for you to move there during the rainy season.
Food will not be a problem it is same as indian food but a less spicy
People are very helpful but just be polite to them .
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