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Where is Indonesia?

  1. Approximate Population of Indonesia: 270,203,917

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Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia

Jakarta has an approximate population of around 10,562,088 people and you can typically expect to pay around £2.26p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

About Jakarta in Indonesia: The capital of Indonesia sits on the west coast of Java. A complex mix of ancient Indian, Chinese, Malay and European cultures influences its architecture, culture and food. The old city, Kuta Tulu, houses the preserved historic old port of Sunda Kelapa and Javanese traditional old-style houses known as rukhum mansions. The ancient Dutch city centre, Old Town, has a picturesque old marketplace and Museum. The northern part of town has a wide selection of hotels, restaurants and other accommodation options for visitors.

The first Pope from West Java was Santo Domingo Acevedo, who established the first Catholic Church in Java at Bogor, on March 25, 12bc., in the presence of other cardinals and monks. The church was established by the Custodians of Java, acting on the orders of the then arch bishop of Java, Hjulasta Estrate. This congregation, later known as Santo Acevedo Muhammed II, established two or three monasteries in different parts of Java to instruct the people.

After several years, the papacy left the country and returned to Rome. The first Pope from Indonesia was Cardinal Innocent III, who returned to Java after the deposition of Hijra II, the last Spanish governor of Java, on account of witchcraft accusations. The first pontiff was from an Italian family named Scaliger, and his first four predecessors were considered heretics by the Muslims. But in 18jj, after the defeat ofila Saleh al-Rufai, the Muslims were allowed to take over the church and convert it into a mosque. It was this time that the name Jakarta came into use.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Indonesia

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Indonesia are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to Indonesia

For up to date information around safety and security in Indonesia read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Indonesia.

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Best time to visit Indonesia?

The best time of year to visit Indonesia is between May and September when the days are dry and sunny.

Festivals in Indonesia

Many countries have many festivals, but Indonesia has many that are unique to the country. These unique celebrations celebrate various aspects of life in Indonesia. For example, the national flower festival is celebrated throughout the country in February. The festival is highlighted by a beautiful flower parade. Throughout the festival, you'll see dancing, art, and culture. Whether you're attending a local festival or planning a vacation in this fascinating country, you can enjoy the festivities and explore the country's rich cultural heritage.

If you're into indie music, try out the Music Gallery festival, held in south Sulawesi. This music festival features performances by SORE, Danilla, Mondo Gascaro, and PMR Orchestra. It's organized by the BSO band and the Faculty of Economics and Business, and it has a hipster vibe that's hard to resist. If you're looking for something unique and exciting, this is it.

Kasada is an annual celebration held by the Tenggerese community in East Java. It's celebrated on the fourteenth day of Kasada month every year. Legend says that a childless couple prayed on Mount Bromo and was blessed with twenty-four children. However, the couple refused to sacrifice the child. This festival is a huge celebration in the area, with locals and tourists offering goats, flowers, and money to the mountain to show their thanks.

The festival of Ubud readers and writers is Southeast Asia's most famous literary festival. The Ubud Readers and Writers Festival showcases the country's finest literature and poets. The event also celebrates a common language, which is a great way to meet new people and experience a different side of Indonesia. Moreover, it's one of the most popular festivals in Indonesia. If you love reading, this is the festival for you!

The Toraja community of South Sulawesi hosts an annual flower festival every year. The festival features 7 different kinds of flowers. Some of these flowers are arranged in a beautiful way to attract tourists. Those who are looking for a festival to celebrate in the island of Toraja should consider visiting this area for its unique upturned-roof houses. It's one of the most famous festivals in the country.

In southern Sulawesi, the Toraja people celebrate their annual ritual in March. These people believe in sending the spirit of the dead to the afterlife. Moreover, they perform elaborate funeral rites to send the dead spirit to the afterlife. It is a very meaningful festival to visit, especially if you're interested in Sasak culture. You can also visit the Toraja village to learn more about their traditions.

Besides the traditional religious celebrations, Indonesians also celebrate various ethnic celebrations. For example, the Sumba pasola festival is the largest festival in the archipelago. It's celebrated in the late February and early March. During the festival, people pray for good crops. It's important to remember that the gods are also worshipped in this region. Hence, the islanders' festivals are unique.

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Do I need a Visa?

If you're travelling on a British Citizen passport, you don't need a visa to enter Indonesia for visits of up to 30 days, calculated to include your date of arrival and date of departure.

See which forms you may need for entry into Indonesia.

What currency do i need for Indonesia?

The official currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Indonesia you can grab amazing Indonesian Rupiah deals via (GBP to IDR).

What wildlife live in Indonesia?

Sumateran Tiger. Sumatran Tigers are one of the most vanishing species of wild animal and listed as critically endangered tiger subspecies. Komodo Dragon, Anoa Buffalo, Javan Rhinoceros, Sumatran Orangutan, Borneo Elephant, Maleo, Babirusa.

What is the traditional food of Indonesia?

Indonesian food? Nasi goreng is omnipresent in Indonesia and considered as national dish but also 5 other dishes of Indonesia; they are soto, rendang, satay, nasi goreng, and gado-gado.

What Languages are spoken in Indonesia?

Indonesian (bahasa Indonesia) is the official language of Indonesia. It is a standardized register of Malay, an Austronesian language that has been used as a lingua franca in the multilingual Indonesian archipelago for centuries. You can learn some basic Indonesian before you travel to Indonesia and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in Indonesia?

The currency in Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (Hotels in Indonesia charge a 21% tax. Ten percent goes to the government and 11% is a service charge. Because of this costly tax, tipping is never mandatory. However, if you want to tip any hotel workers you can.).

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