"INDONESIA : EXPERIENCE THE UNTOLD STORIES" Top 5 Page for this destination Indonesia by pangtidor
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THE PEOPLE Indonesia has more natural and cultural diversity than any other countries in the world with around 17,508 islands. Five main religions (Moslem, Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholic and Protestant) stand together and it is known as the most populous Moslem country in the world. Despite all the warnings and terrorism's suspicion, you will be surprised to find a different reality by seeing many fascinating Indonesians with wholeheartly genorousity and hospitality. The united ones who proud to be called as Indonesians, as I do (though it will be difficult to get some visas :-) ), with the unique diversity we have. THE CLIMATE As it lies along the equator, Indonesia has a tropical climate, with two seasons : dry season (February to August) and rainy season (September to January). The sunshine is expected almost throughout the year, a good choice for the winter getaway. THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS With 500+ volcanoes, Indonesia has stunning landscapes and rain forest for trekking; huge collections of flora and animal species with 51 national parks. Indonesia is claimed as the world's largest archipelago with 84% sea and 16% land, brings it as one of the most exotic marine paradise, the best destination for water sport activities (scubadiving, snorkeling, surfing, annd fishing). Moreover, as the homeland of more than 480 ethnic groups, Indonesia will offer you a magnificient cultural heritage tourism too. COME AND DISCOVER OUR BELOVED INDONESIA'S UNTHINKABLE TREASURES
THE CLIMATE The rainy season which is happened from September to January may ruin your travel plan. The heaviest rainfall will be in december and January. Floods and landslides used to happen in Java and Sulawesi. A large number of volcanoes and earth plates contribute a higher rate of earthquake, especially in Sumatra, Sulawesi, Java and South East area islands. Average humidity is 70 % SOCIOCULTURAL Most of Indonesians are still conservative people so nudity and intimacy in public should be avoided. Some superstitions are still believed in the society, nevertheless more people are open and tolerant toward the new culture. Furthermore, you will find many liberated ones in the big cities. Freedom is appreciated as long as it will not interfere others' privacy, rights, and SARA (suku, agama, ras, and antar golongan = ethnic, religion, and party) THE HEALTH Indonesia's health system is still still less than the good international's health standard. The tap water is not potable You may still see some slums, dirty cities but the public health center has reached most of the remote area on educating the basic good hygiene and health system. be aware for the dengue endemic (transferred by the infected mosquitoes) and take more precautions of malaria in Papua/Irian Jaya and Kalimantan. Give extra attentions for the food as the digestive system problems generally happen to the foreigners, and the alergic reaction as well from the dust, gas fumes, and pollen. SENSITIVE CASES Indonesia is a safe place universally but be updated with the news as some areas are still sensitive for the chaos (Aceh, Poso-Central Sulawesi, Papua, and Ternate). Politic and religion topics should be avoided in any public discussions. Some strike or demonstrations could be seen in the street of Jakart, just dont be involved and be nearby them. THE OTHERS You could read other details in my tip pages. My warning and danger tips could be long but they are not the life threatening ones. :-) Just to help you having a nice and comfortable vacations in Indonesia. Browse these websites for more info : My-indonesia , Indonesiatourism , Indecon , Indonesiaecoventure . Email me for further information (only). I will be happy to help whenever I can. 'ON VACATION' sign may delay my responses. Warm wishes, SALY.
- Pros:Marine-Ecotourism Destination, great people, and cheaper living cost
- Cons:Foreigners' rates, cold water, and hot shower are more expensive. :-)
- In a nutshell:A hidden treasure on the Asia's equator
Renting a car could make a convenient travel time , but there are things you should know for your pleasant trip too.... more travel advice
There is no strict rule or registration for the automobile engine capability or the terrible amount of gas fumes... more travel advice
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