Travel to Indonesia, flakes paradise in Southeast Asia
Already as far as what you explore Indonesia? Travel to Indonesia will take you on an adventure without limits. Indonesia like overlay tapestry with incredible natural beauty. ‘A wise man once said ‘if heaven ever leaked, then the pieces of heaven certainly fell down in Indonesia’. A very appropriate phrase to describe Indonesia. A country that rich of natural resources such as coal, petroleum, natural gas, gold, and other minerals. Indonesia tourism offers a variety of beautiful and unique place.
Indonesia has a high diversity of living creatures so that Indonesian ecological region known as the “Mega biodiversity” or “high diversity of living creatures” it’s also commonly known as the Indomalaya or Malesia. Based on research that 10% of plants, 12% of mammals, 16% of reptiles, 17% of birds, 25% of fish are live in Indonesia, whereas Indonesia area is only 1.3% of the Earth space. The high diversity of living creatures in Indonesia was ranked third after Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo ” (http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia).
Indonesia also has some of the most active volcanoes in the world which make it has rich soil with a very high fertility rate to grow any plant. It is like the lyrics of the song ‘pond of milk (kolam susu)’ sing by ‘koes plus’ even sticks and stones can grow and be a plant in Indonesia.
Tropical rainforest which contributed for large oxygen to the world population also exists in Indonesia (Kalimantan Sumatra, Sulawesi, Java, Maluku and Papua). Indonesia also rich in ethnic diversity and culture from Sabang to Merauke, which have its own unique characteristics, cultural heritage and allure. This unique diversity is not only attract the admiration from the local people but also make tourist want to visit Indonesia.
Indonesia is a Republic Country located in Southeast Asia which consists of many islands. Indonesia has approximately 17,000 islands with a land area of 1.922.570 km2 and 5,857,483 km2 of water area.
Indonesia is located between two continents (Asia and Australia) and two oceans (Pacific and Indian). Its location has a great influence on weather and climate in Indonesia. Why is that ? Since astronomically Indonesia is located between 6 °N and 11 °S latitude.
Based on the Astronomical location, Indonesia can be categorized as a tropical country since it is located at latitude 6 ° N and 11 ° S. A tropical country is a region that lies between 0 ° – 23.5 °N and 0 ° – 23.5 °S, This area is an area of annual sun pseudo circulation.
Based on its geographical position, the Indonesia has borderline as follows :
- North: Negara Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, South China Sea
- South: Country Australia, Indian Ocean
- West: Indian Ocean
- East: State of Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, the Pacific Ocean
Crossed by the equator and only has 2 seasons, Indonesia gets relatively warm sunshine throughout the year, this makes Indonesia as a destination for tourists from all over the world most of the year.
Tribes in Indonesia
Although there is a theory which states that the Indonesian people have a common ancestor, in fact there are diverse ethnic groups who inhabit the territory of Indonesia. s not known exactly how many tribes in Indonesia. However, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) released the results of the last population census in 2010; it is known that Indonesia consists of 1,128 tribes. Fantastic amount, can imagine how the diversity of ethnic groups in Indonesia. This is partly due to: Differences racial origin, differences in geographical environment, differences in historical background, regional development, differences of religion or belief, and ability to adapt or adjust.
Although Indonesia consists of diverse ethnic and regional languages, but united in one nation and language is Indonesian.
Religions in Indonesia
In Indonesia there are six religions recognized by the Indonesian government, namely Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. The majority of Indonesia’s population is Muslim.
Islam: 207.176.162 people (87, 18%)
Christianity: 16.528.513 people (6, 96%)
Catholicism: 6.907,873 people (2, 91%)
Hinduism: 4.012.116 people (1, 69%)
Buddhism: 1.703.254 people (0, 72%)
Confucianism: 117.091 people (0, 05%)
Currency in Indonesia
The Indonesian currency is the rupiah with the symbol (IDR or Rp). Consisting of 100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200, and 100. You can check the exchange rate here.
Indonesia ranks 4th in the survey of the most beautiful countries in the world. The survey was conducted by First Choice, a travel company site of origin United Kingdom. First Choice asked the travelers to participate in the two social networks Twitter and Pinterest . As a result, Latvia which located in parts of Europe Baltic province ranks first, followed by Mexico , Turkey , and Indonesia. Britain alone is ranked in fifth position. Furthermore, there are more than 100 other countries until the last position occupied by Sudan . The survey was able to prove to the world that Indonesia is a very rich country , as well as a favorite destination for tourists from various countries.
Visa policy in Indonesia
Starting from April 2015, Indonesia will allow foreign nationals from an additional 30 countries to visit Indonesia without a visa. At this time, Indonesia has freed a short stay visa for 13 countries and two special administrative regions. These countries are Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Chile, Morocco, Peru and Ecuador. The two special administrative regions are Hong Kong and Macao.
An additional 30 countries who will get the visa exemption for short visits (starting from the month of April 2015) is the Chinese People’s Republic (PRC), Japan, South Korea, United States (US), Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Russia, Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and South Africa.
Indonesia are enriched with thousands of islands with different characteristics ranging from white sand as crystal , pink sand until the sand like a big grain of exotic black pepper. Indonesia underwater is a paradise for divers , there is a diving spot from Sabang to Raja Ampat , many divers say 70% of the wealth of marine life in the world is Indonesia.
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