Indonesia

Information

Official Name:
The Republic of Indonesia

Area:
1,904,569 km2

Population:
237,641,326

Capital:
Jakarta

Language(s):
Bahasa Indonesia is the official language and various ethnic languages, however English is widely spoken and understood

Religion(s):
Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and others

Currency:
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Anthem:
Indonesia Raya

Economy:
INDUSTRY: Petroleum and Natural Gas, Textiles, Apparel, Mining, Cement

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Vegetables, Cassava (Tapioca), Rubber, Peanuts, Poultry

EXPORT: Oil and Gas, Plywood, Textiles, Rubber, Electrical Appliances

Tour Info

Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy
Jl. Merdeka Barat 17, Jakarta 10110

www.indonesia.travel

The Republic of Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising 17,504 large and small tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches, many still uninhabited and a number even still unnamed.

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Information

Official Name:
The Republic of Indonesia

Area:
1,904,569 km2

Population:
237,641,326

Capital:
Jakarta

Language(s):
Bahasa Indonesia is the official language and various ethnic languages, however English is widely spoken and understood

Religion(s):
Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and others

Currency:
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Anthem:
Indonesia Raya

Economy:
INDUSTRY: Petroleum and Natural Gas, Textiles, Apparel, Mining, Cement

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Vegetables, Cassava (Tapioca), Rubber, Peanuts, Poultry

EXPORT: Oil and Gas, Plywood, Textiles, Rubber, Electrical Appliances

Tour Info

Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy
Jl. Merdeka Barat 17, Jakarta 10110

www.indonesia.travel

The Republic of Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising 17,504 large and small tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches, many still uninhabited and a number even still unnamed. Straddling the equator, situated between the continents of Asia and Australia and between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, it is as wide as the United States from San Francisco to New York, equaling the distance between London and Moscow. Indonesia has a total population of more than 215 million people from more than 200 ethnic groups. The national language is Bahasa Indonesia.

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. Then, there is Bali “the world’s best island resort” with its enchanting culture, beaches, dynamic dances and music. But Indonesia still has many unexplored islands with grand mountain views, green rainforests to trek through, rolling waves to surf and deep blue pristine seas to dive in where one can swim with dugongs, dolphins and large mantarays.

Because of her location, and geology, Indonesia is blessed with the most diverse landscape, from fertile ricelands on Java and Bali to the luxuriant rainforests of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi, to the savannah grasslands of the Nusatenggara islands to snow-capped peaks of West Papua.

Her wildlife ranges from the prehistoric giant Komodo lizard to the Orang Utan and the Java rhino, to the Sulawesi anoa dwarf buffalos, to birds with exquisite plumage like the cockatoo and the bird of paradise. This is also the habitat of the Rafflesia the world’s largest flower, wild orchids, an amazing variety of spices, and aromatic hardwood and a large variety of fruit trees. Underwater, scientists have found in North Sulawesi the prehistoric coelacanth fish, a “living fossil” fish, predating the dinosaurs living some 400 million years ago, while whales migrate yearly through these waters from the South Pole. Here are hundreds of species of colourful coral and tropical fish to admire. Culturally, Indonesia fascinates with her rich diversity of ancient temples, music, ranging from the traditional to modern pop, dances, rituals and ways of life, changing from island to island, from region to region. Yet everywhere the visitor feels welcomed with that warm, gracious innate friendliness of the Indonesian people that is not easily forgotten.

Facilities-wise Indonesia’s hotels are second to none. In fact, many of our luxurious and unique hotels have constantly been listed as some of the best in the world, located on white sandy beaches, overlooking green river valleys, or situated in the heart of busy capital Jakarta. While Indonesia’s cities like Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, or Makassar are a hive of activities for business and leisure and a paradise for shoppers, offering upscale boutiques selling top brand names, to local goods at road-side stalls. Here gourmets can treat themselves to the many regions’ delectable spicy cuisine or dine sumptuously at international restaurants. And for sheer relaxation, Indonesia Spas are second to none to reinvigorate both body and mind.

Convention centers are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, as many top international conferences and exhibitions are held in Jakarta, Bali to Manado, ranging from the Global Climate Change Conference in Bali to the World Ocean Conference in Manado , to trade and investment exhibitions and tourism trade shows in many provincial capital cities. Jakarta, Bali, Medan, Padang, Bandung, Solo, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Makassar are connected by direct international flights, and many regular and low cost carriers fly passengers to Indonesia’s towns or remote locations. For more details, www.indonesia.travel.

Information

Official Name:
The Republic of Indonesia

Area:
1,904,569 km2

Population:
237,641,326

Capital:
Jakarta

Language(s):
Bahasa Indonesia is the official language and various ethnic languages, however English is widely spoken and understood

Religion(s):
Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and others

Currency:
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Anthem:
Indonesia Raya

Economy:
INDUSTRY: Petroleum and Natural Gas, Textiles, Apparel, Mining, Cement

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Vegetables, Cassava (Tapioca), Rubber, Peanuts, Poultry

EXPORT: Oil and Gas, Plywood, Textiles, Rubber, Electrical Appliances

Tour Info

Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy
Jl. Merdeka Barat 17, Jakarta 10110

www.indonesia.travel

  • Jogja International Heritage Walk 2014: Save Nature, Respect the Culture, Jogja to the World 21 October 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    The Jogja Walking Association will hold an international scale sport tourism event called the Jogja International Heritage Walk (JIHW) on 15th to 16th November 2014 in Yogyakarta, the cultural heartland of Java. The event will be centered in two areas: &n

  • Re-confirming the Jakarta Marathon 2014 Route 20 October 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    One week ahead of  the Jakarta Marathon 2014  to be held on 26th October 2014, Inspiro as Organizing Committee, together with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Jakarta’s Transportation Authority, and the Office of Sport and You

  • Jakarta’s Tourism Industry continues Robust Growth 17 October 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    Along with the increasing number of domestic and international tourists to Jakarta, the tourism industry in this capital city has kept in step with equally robust growth, said Arie Budhiman, Head of Jakarta's Tourism and Culture Office.

  • The 20th TIME Pasar Wisata to be held in Banda Aceh 17 October 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    The prestigious 20th TIME Pasar Wisata will be held in the city of Banda Aceh in the province of Aceh, from 23-26 October 2014 with venue at the Hermes Palace Hotel, confirmed Mrs. Esthy Reko Alum, Director General  for Tourism Marketing in a press c

  • Remembering the Deadly Aceh Tsunami 10 Years On 17 October 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    A decade ago on 26th December 2014, the province of Aceh In the north-western-most part of Indonesia was devastated by a  disaster of gigantic proportions that shook the world,  known as the Aceh Tsunami.

  • International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen 2014 15 October 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    After the success of its 2 previous editions since 2012, the annual international cycling event: the International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen 2014 will again highlight the Banyuwangi Regency in East Java province from 16th to 19th October 2014.

  • Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg admired the Sun rise over Magnificent Borobudur Temple 13 October 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    Shortly upon arrival in Indonesia for the internet.org campaign, on Sunday, 12th October 2014,  Founder and CEO of Facebook,  Mark Zuckerberg, paid a special visit to one of the most fascinating heritage sites in the country and the world: the m

  • Bali among World’s Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations for 2014 12 October 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    Among its many accolades, the paradise island of Bali in Indonesia can now celebrate this romantic Valentine’s Day with an added attribute as one of the World’s Top Ten Honeymoon Destinations for 2014, based on a survey by the worldwide hotel

  • Indonesia Kaya Rasa: Choice selection of Short Videos on Indonesia’s Wonderful Destinations 11 October 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    In response to a call from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy,  through its website www.indonesia.travel , for the public to shoot their best videos on their respective regions and upload these on Youtube, the contest received an overwhelmi

  • Nias Airport to be Expanded to allow flights from Penang and Jakarta 10 October 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    Good news for those who wish to venture into the fascinating island of Nias, off the coast of North Sumatra, a haven for surfers and megalithic culture buffs.

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