It is the world’s fourth most populous country having 33 provinces with over 238 million people. The nation's capital city is Jakarta. Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising 17,504 large and small tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches. Among the most well known islands are Sumatra, Java, Bali, Kalimantan (formerly Borneo), Sulawesi (formerly Celebes), the Maluku Islands (or better known as Moluccas, the original Spice Islands) and Papua.Do not forget to visit, Bali “the world’s best island resort” with its enchanting culture, beaches, dynamic dances and music.
How about flora? Here in Indonesia, you can find Raflesia Arnoldi in Bengkulu, one of the giant and unique flower in the world also Titan Arum, the world’s tallest flower should not be forgotten.
How to enter and explore:-
Air:- Indonesia has a good internal air system linking most of the larger towns to Jakarta. Domestic operators include Garuda Indonesia (GA) (www.garuda-indonesia.com), AirAsia (QZ) (www.airasia.com), and Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MZ) (www.merpati.co.id).
Road and Rail: - A train system links most main cities in Java, including Jakarta and Surabaya via several different routes. Travelling by road is not given much preference as there are many islands situated.Indonesia shares land borders with Malaysian Borneo, East Timor and Papua New Guinea. All these borders are now open for travelers, but note that you need a visa in advance to enter Indonesia this way.
Boat: - So many of the local population take ship or boat into consideration for travelling while the import and export is done by ship.The major international shipping connections are between Malaysia and Sumatra, or Singapore and the Riau Islands. You can also take boats from Sabah (East Malaysia) to Kalimantan.
Weather and when to be:-
Being a tropical country, Indonesia is blessed with two seasons, namely dry and rainy. Dry usually occurs from April to October so; it is advisable to visit Indonesia during dry season. The best time of year to visit most of Indonesia is April to October.
Accomodation:-The popular tourist resort areas like Bali, Lombok, Lake Toba, Tanatoraja and the Manado area have a great selection of places to stay from five-star hotels for the rich holidaymakers to beach-huts for backpackers. In all categories, prices tend to be very competitive by international standards.
What to see & Experience:-
Scuba drivers will find world class driving experience throughout Indonesia. Indonesia is a trekker’s heaven that allows you to enjoy breathtaking views from a top of anyone of 150+ Indonesian volcanoes or through the Sumatran tropical rainforest to watch the elusive Sumatran tiger. Give your attendance to see the famous Gili islands. Bali is the jewel in the crown of Indonesia’s 17000 islands.
Indonesian cuisine varies by region and is based on Chinese, European, Middle Eastern, and Indian precedents .Rice is the main staple food and is served with side dishes of meat and vegetables. Spices (notably chili), coconut milk, fish and chicken are fundamental ingredients.