Indonesia counts over 16000 islands, where only 6000 are inhabited. With a population of 240 million people, Indonesia’s population is the fourth- biggest in the world, and the world’s largest population of Muslims. Over half of this population lives on the island of Java; which makes it one of the most crowded places on earth, with an average of 940 people/sq km.
From Papua’s snowy tops to Borneo’s primary jungle and Bali’s green rice terraces, combined with the many, many, underwater wonders, each part of Indonesia offers its own scenery and atmosphere.
What you can’t miss!
- Bali: balinese dancers, the rice terraces, surfing and diving.
- Gili Islands: fancy, layed back, party and dive!
- Nusa Penida: manta rays and Mola mola. During the good season!
- Borobudur: the ancient Buddhist monument.
- Rinjani trek: volcano trek with amazing views!
- Komodo dragons and some of the best dives in the world.
- Papua has it all, jungle, mountains and amazing diving.
Good to know:
- Republic, elected legislature and a president
- Capital: Jakarta
- Touches Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia. Other neighbors are Philippines, Singapore, Australia and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- Sceaming mosk on Gili islands, bring ear plugs.
- Bargain on everything!
- Watch out for thieves.
- Three different time zones.
- 1$ is about 10000Rp
- Depending on countries. Visa on arrival of max 30days(+/- 25$). Apply for 60 days visa through an embassy or consulate before you arrive in Indonesia.
- Electricity supply is 220V AC, 50 Hz. Sockets like in most Eurpean countries, two round prongs.