More than 200 million people live in a country they call:
“Tanah Air Kita”: Our Land and Water
…..beautiful isn’t it! The rest of the world knows this incredible place under the name of INDONESIA.
A country which can only be understood through the magnitude of its figures:
Between Southeast Asia and Australia, the largest archipelago in the world covers an area of 2,000 kilometers from North to South and more than 5,000 kilometers from East to West. 17,500 islands, more than 6.000 of them uninhabited….but who really knows ? Almost 2 million square kilometers and six seas covering more than 3 million square kilometers of deep blue and colourful reefs.
Novels of Emily Salgary we read in our youth and the Great Sailors Romantic stories bring to our minds names of places like Bali, Borneo, Sumatra, Celebes, Makassar, Malukus….and so may more.
The Islam in Indonesia
Different races and ethnic groups have coexisted here for centuries.
This is the world’s largest Muslim country, a permissive islamism that lives well with matriarchal cultures and gives an important role to women in social life.
There are also important populations of Christians and Hinduism and animism is still widely practised, blended with all other religions. It is this kaleidoscope of beliefs, customs and life-styles that make this country a real gem to visit.
More than 100, many of them still active, including the infamous Krakatau in the Sunda Straits……..Yes, that is why Indonesia is also called “The Ring of Fire”
Indonesia is well known by the permanent smile and hospitality. A trip through this immense country is always a guaranty for wonderful experiences: