INDONESIA

THE EMERALD OF EQUATOR

Mountains of islands scattered along the great circle of the Globe, separating the Indian Ocean from the Pacific. They could not be more different from each other. Thousands of various ethnic and linguistic groups, cultures and religions inhabit the isles, yet there are some features which they all have in common, no exception –  lush vegetation, abundant wildlife, tropical climate and ancient tribes. This is Indonesia, “The Emerald of Equator”.

Indonesian archipelago is a natural spectacle. Smoking, conical volcanoes are towering over the dense jungles, providing shelter for rare, marvellous creatures, and from the other side, the turquoise seas edged with both fine white and ash-black sands. Dramatic sights are the norm and adventure awaits around every corner. Rich diversity, exotic fauna and flora, impressive religious monuments, beguiling tribal heritage and Dutch colonial legacy make Indonesia be one of the most astonishing countries on Earth.

 

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REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA

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Political system: Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic

Capital: Jakarta

Population: 255,461,700

Land area: 1.905 million km²

Religion: Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism

Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Official language: Indonesian

Drives on: Left side

Climate: Tropical

Plug type: C,F,G

Voltage: 230V

Arak: traditional Balinese liquor, derived from the palm tree

Bintang: the national beer

Bajigur: non-alcoholic coconut milk and palm-sugar drink

Bandrek: non-alcoholic hot drink made out of ginger, brown sugar and cinnamon

Sekoteng: non-alcoholic hot drink with a ginger base, chunks of bread, mung beans, peanuts mixed together

Cendol: non-alcoholic drink made of rice flour, liquid palm sugar and coconut milk, served with grated ice

Nasi Goreng: fried rice with mix vegetables, fish, meat and eggs

Nasi Ayam: fried rice with chicken and vegetables

Babi Guling: the famous Balinese roast pig

Bebek: barbecued duck

Sate Madura: skewered grilled meat cooked with peanut sauce

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