With a fascinating and tumultuous past, combining tourist facilities at the highest standards with colorful festivals, Indonesia certainly meets all tastes. The fascinating attractions that blend culture, spirituality (the temples of Ubud and Borobudur), the spectacular beaches of Bali, the variety of landscapes (Mount Bromo, the Komodo National Park) turn Indonesia into a special holiday destination.
Name: Republic of Indonesia
Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean
Main towns: Surabaya, Bandung, Medan, Semarang, Bekasi, Tangerang, Depok, Palembang, South Tangerang
Currency: Indonesian rupee – IDR
Timezone: UTC +7 to UTC + 9
Tipping: Tipping in Indonesia isn’t a standard practice, as a service charge may be added to the final bill in hotels and restaurants. If service, however, isn’t included or it exceeds all expectations, you are welcome to leave a little extra to show your gratitude and it will be appreciated.
Doorman, hotels typically include a 10 percent service charge on top of the 10 to 11 percent tax in the final bill,you can, however, offer a few coins for exemplary service. To ensure the right employee receives your tip, hand it directly to him or her.
For housecleaning hotels typically include a 10 percent service charge on top of the 10 to 11 percent tax in the final bill, and therefore tipping isn’t required.
Taxis, it is common, but not obligatory, to round up to the nearest rupiah on a fare.
Tour Guides, there is no obligation to tip a guide, but a few extra coins are a nice way to show appreciation for a memorable tour. The amount is up to you and should reflect the experience.
Voltage: Network parameters: 230 V / 50 Hz; C, F socket is used, you need adapters.
With a fascinating and tumultuous past, Indonesia is an important place of art and culture, so a stay here will definitely satisfy all your tastes.
The largest archipelago in the world, Indonesia, takes its name from the Greek words “indos”, which means Indian and “nesos” that means island. This archipelago has a total of 17,508 islands, out of which only 6,000 are inhabited. The archipelago is stretched between two continents, Asia and Australia, separating the Pacific Ocean from the Indian Ocean on the imaginary line of the Equator. When in Indonesia, make sure you visit:
Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – wet and dry – and there are no extremes of winter and summer. In most parts of Indonesia, the wet season falls between October and April (low season), and the dry season between May and September (high season). Rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain nonstop for days.
The Borobudur Temple – (Barabudur), the most important Indonesian temple and the world’s largest Buddhist monument, over 1200 years old, is located near Magelang, the central Java province, about 40 km north of Jogjakarta. Over time, the temple was covered by the jungle and volcanic ash, rediscovered in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles.
Prambanan – it is one of the largest Hindu temples in South East Asia, with a specific, high-form construction style; the main body is 47 meters high. The main temple is joined by a complex composed of smaller temples and different buildings. The Prambanan Temple is listed on the UNESCO Heritage List and is and has recently undergone a renovation and research process; the first restorations began in 1930.
The capital of Indonesia – Jakarta is located in the northwest of the Java Island, Jakarta is the main political, administrative, commercial, financial, industrial and cultural center of the country. Founded between 1619 and 1621 under the name of Batavia (formerly known as Sunda Kelapa) by the Dutch, the city acquired its current name in 1949, four years after the proclamation of independence, becoming the capital of the country.
The Komodo National Park – it’s a landscape of contrasts, where rocky slopes contrast with the vegetation of a strong green with white sandy beaches and blue waters that host rich coral reefs. The presence of the famous Komodo dragons is magnificent to this land blessed by God.
Pemuteran is located northwest of Bali. The old fishing village is in the vicinity of Bali West National Park; Pemuteran is an ideal place for hiking, swimming and snorkeling. Pemuteran is known as a tourist resort. In Pemuteran there is an extensive reef project designed to protect marine fauna and flora.