With over 17,000 islands, 300 languages and ethnic groups, Indonesia boasts a colourful mosaic of cultures and some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world. Amid towering volcanoes, untouched jungles and stunning palm-fringed beaches lies some of Asia’s most fascinating heritage and history. From Bali’s spiritual side to Java’s otherworldly volcanic landscapes, Indonesia offers a myriad of experiences that are both unique and unrivalled.
Travel by speedboat across azure waters and get ready to explore the history, culture and natural beauty of the paradise that is Nusa Penida Island. Begin with a visit to Goa Giri Putri, a colossal underground temple, learn about seaweed farming and Batik weaving from the local community and enjoy some time paddling, snorkelling and relaxing on a secluded beach.
Join designer, businesswoman and owner of fashion label ‘Strange but Cool’ – Tina Lim – for an excursion that will educate and entertain. This exclusive half-day tour includes an enchanting visit to Lim’s meticulously curated collection of historical handbags at the Museum of Vintage Bags as well as an intimate workshop where she teaches how to turn ordinary plastic refuse into charming handicrafts.
Capital City: Jakarta
Population: 264 million
Language: Bahasa Indonesian, Balinese, Javanese and many other local languages
Currency: The country’s official currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Banks and money changers exchange most major foreign currencies, with the US dollar being the most widely accepted one. ATMs are also widely available across cities and major tourist areas; however, it is recommended to bring enough cash when travelling to more remote and rural regions.
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