A collection of hundreds of islands, Indonesia is the world’s largest island nation and the most populous Muslim country in the world, being, paradoxically, one of the most multicultural as it is home to hundreds of ethnicities and languages. It is also the 16th largest economy in the world, a member of the G-20, and a major world player in business and finance. Though populous, the country is also home to the world’s second highest level of biodiversity as it contains immense areas of wilderness. Equally varied are the tourist attractions that range from shopping and eco-tourism, to sumptuous temples and exploring colorful reefs under the sea.
The country’s centre of business and politics, Indonesia’s mega-metropolis is an alpha-global city with vast areas of recreation and modern infrastructure. Hosting many prestigious galas, Jakarta becomes colorful and vibrant during the Java Jazz and International Film festivals. The city is also home to several stylish districts such as Mampang Pratpatan and Pantai Indah Kapuk, all replete with cafes, stunning galleries and enormous shopping malls like the Mall Taman Anggrek and the Mal Kelapa Gading.
World-renowned for its exquisite beaches, high-end resorts and vibrant nightlife, Bali is a must for any visitor to the islands. Situated in the Coral Triangle, Bali is a gem of marine biodiversity and as such, it attracts thousands of visitors who come to explore the colorful reefs surrounding the coast. Visitors can opt to stay at any of the island’s posh resorts and either go for an audacious surf and swim or just chillax under the sun. For those who wish to espouse excitement with richness, Denpasar, Bali’s capital, has many beautifully decorated temples hosting exotic rituals and dazzling shows.