Indonesia is an archipelago, home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. Its territory stretches from Sabang (Aceh) to Merauke (Papua), making it the largest archipelago with over 17,000 islands. Roughly, 4000 islands still don’t have names.
Indonesia holds treasures in biodiversity of flora and fauna, as well as diversity in cultures, languages, music instruments, food, etc. Arguably Indonesia becomes popular vacation destination for both domestic and International tourists. The experience is certainly to be filled with awe and appreciation for the country’s natural beauty – the landscapes, the forests, the mountains, and the oceans.
Indonesia is well known as the volcano country. It has more active and dangerous, as well as dormant or extinct mountains, than any other countries. The mountains are worth a climb, offering stunning view of amazing natural scenery. Certainly, a geographical wonder, waiting to be explored!
As a country with fertile soil, Indonesia is a heaven for plant diversity, including spices. In medieval times, Indonesia is a leading spice producer, namely “Spices Islands”, attracted merchants from all over the globe. The spices were used widely for traditional medicines, cuisine, beverage, etc. Plantation tourism or agro-tourism is an attractive concept. The visitors may enjoy the view and find comfort of Indonesian villages, while learning the process of harvesting, processing, and packaging in the actor.
Indonesia split into two seasons: dry and wet seasons. Dry season spans from May to September, with warm tropical temperatures averaging 28 (twenty-eight) degree Celcius. While, wet season spans from October to April.
Indonesia consists of 34 (thirty-four) Provinces. Each province carries its own unique culture, ranges from its traditional custom, instrument, language, cuisine, etc. Indonesia hosts over 300 (three-hundreds) ethnic group, with 1,340 (one-thousand-three-hundred-and-forty) sub-ethnic communities.
There are total of 742 (seven-hundreds-and-fourty-two) traditional languages used in the country. However, Bahasa Indonesia becomes the country’s National language.