Selamat Datang di Indonesia!
Welcome to Indonesia!
Indonesia is the largest archipelago with over 17,000 islands, of which many are still uninhabited, and the fourth most populous country in the world. Straddling the equator, between the continents of Asia and Australia, it equals the distance between London and Moscow. Indonesia has a tropical climate with two seasons: dry and wet. The dry season tends to be from April to September. Among the most well known islands are Bali, Java, Kalimantan (formerly Borneo), Maluku Islands (better known as Moluccas, the original Spice Islands), Papua, Sulawesi (formerly Celebes) and Sumatra. Bali is widely recognised as "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 and where one can swim with dugongs, dolphins and large manta rays. Wildlife ranges from the prehistoric giant Komodo dragon, orangutan and Java rhino, to the Sulawesi anoa dwarf buffalos and birds with exquisite plumage like the cockatoo and bird of paradise. Culturally, Indonesia fascinates with its rich diversity of ancient temples, music, ranging from the traditional to modern pop, dances, rituals and traditional ways of life that change from island to island, from region to region. Yet everywhere they go, visitors feel a warm welcome with the gracious and innate friendliness of Indonesian people that is not easily forgotten.