Known as the green emerald belt across the equator, the Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising more than 17,000 large and small tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches, many still uninhabited and a number even still unnamed. The largest islands are Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi and Papua. Then, there is Bali “the world’s best island resort” with its enchanting culture, beaches, traditional dances and music.
Indonesia is a country which is rich in biodiversity. The most iconic and well known species are the prehistoric giant Komodo lizard to the Oragutans and the Sumtran Tiger. The rainforests of Indonesia are also the habitat of the Rafflesia the world’s largest flower, wild orchids, an amazing variety of spices. Home to over a quarter of the world’s marine life, the Indonesian Archipelago is famous for its world class diving and exciting underwater beauty.
Culturally, Indonesia fascinates with her rich diversity of ancient temples, traditional dances, rituals and ways of life, changing from island to island, from region to region.