An archipelago (consisting of over 17,000 islands), located in Southeast Asia and Oceania, officially known as the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world. Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Singapore, Palau, Philippines, Australia and India (Andaman and Nicobar Islands of Indian Territory) are the neighbouring countries. Among these neighbouring countries, the first three countries share their land borders with Indonesia. Indonesian cuisine is greatly influenced by European, Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Various spices, fish and chicken are the main ingredients of Indonesian cuisine. Though the main staple food is rice and is served with meat and vegetables as side dishes, Indonesian cuisine differs by region and with its variety and flavour, caters to the need and taste of every individual. Hotels, bars, restaurants and nightclubs are not only plentiful but also cater to the need and budget of every individual.
Getting to Indonesia
It takes nearly 15 hours to reach Jakarta (the capital of Indonesia) from London by flight.
Things to do in Indonesia
Jakarta: The economic, political and cultural center of Indonesia, Jakarta is the capital, the biggest and the most populated city in Indonesia. Today Jakarta is a global city ranked 17th among the largest cities of the world. Thousand Islands, Indonesia in Miniature Park, Immanuel Church, Kidzania (Family Fun Complex), Royale Golf Course is arguably the top 5 out of 127 major tourist attractions in and around Jakarta.
Bali: A tourist paradise and the biggest tourist destination in Indonesia, Bali is famous for its sculpture, music, modern and traditional dance, painting, leather and metalwork. Located in the south of Indonesia, Bali is a province (out of 34 provinces) of Indonesia, covering the isle of Bali and a few small islands. Bali Bird Walks (Ubud), La Lucciola Beach (Seminyak), The Water Palace of Tirtagangga (Karangasem, Royal Palace and Gardens), Waterbom Bali (Kuta, Water Parks), Tirta Gangga (Candidasa, Historic Sites) is arguably the top 5 out of 1236 major tourist attractions in and around Bali.
Kuta: A beach resort, world famous for its long sandy beach, wonderful hospitality and top class amenities, Kuta is today a major tourist destination in Indonesia. Kuta is located in Southern Bali and close to Ngurah Rai Airport (Bali). Kuta Theater, Banjar Hot Springs, Legian Beach, Balian Beach, Kuta Square (neighborhoods) is arguably the top 5 out of 114 major tourist attractions in and around Kuta.
Beaches in Indonesia
Peucang Beach (Ujung Kulon in Banten Province of Indonesia), Semak Daun Beach (Semak Daun Island in Jakarta Province), Tanjung Kelayang Beach (Belitung Island in Banga Belitung Province), Segara Anak Beach (Sempu Island in East Java Province), Tanjung Bira Beach (Bulukumba in South Sulawesi Province) is arguably the top 5 white sand beaches (selected on the basis of the all around scenic beauty, stretch of white sand beaches, safety and tranquillity).