Indonesia Overview

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INDONESIA

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.

THE CLIMATE OF INDONESIA

Indonesia enjoys two seasons, the dry season relatively spanning from May to September, and the rainy season from October to April. The temperatures varies from one region to another, but on average it ranges from 20° to 35° C with humidity ranging from 53-98%.

WHAT TO BRING ON A TRIP TO INDONESIA?

Those travelling to the rainforest should pack hiking boots/shoes (make sure they are comfortable as blisters are likely to get infected in the tropics), a good mosquito repellent containing DEET, leech socks which are made of a tightly woven cloth that leeches and other insects could not bite through, and a poncho to repel the water from downpours. If you are heading to remote areas, bring along torch light (some of the places may be without access to electricity) and a sleeping bag.It’s advisable to wear quick drying clothes. Shorts are fine, although long pants are better for hiking. You may also pack light cotton shirts, lightweight long-sleeved shirts for protection against sun and insects and lightweight jacket as it can get cold especially at elevation.

Those travelling to the island and beaches should pack at least two swimsuits, sunglasses, waterproof sunscreen a brimmed hat, a sarong or wrap (for women), tennis shoes, flip-flops or sandals and at least one pair of dressy shoes for evenings.Tourist brochures are always sunny, but it does rain in Indonesia, a little bit almost every day in some places. Pack a compact umbrella or a light, waterproof hooded jacket, or prepare to be soggy on occasion.

If you get off the beaten path, the flights to the less popular destinations are usually operated by light aircrafts and the baggage allowance is only 10kg per person!! Only pack what you need, and the less you pack, the less you have to carry. Most clothes appropriate for the Indonesia are lightweight, and can be worn more than once on a trip.

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