Krakatau Takes More Lives Across Java, Sumatra

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Volcano Launches Deadly Tsunami It came without warning Saturday night. Within seconds, hundreds of lives were gone and hundreds more went missing as a deadly tsunami struck the western coasts of both Java and Sumatra. Many of the affected areas are popular weekend getaways for residents of Jakarta, but foreigners were also visiting the area

Jakarta Sinking Below Sea Level

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Threats Rising Due To Climate Change, Development By Michael Kimmelman, New York Times With climate change, the Java Sea is rising and weather here is becoming more extreme. Earlier this month another freakish storm briefly turned Jakarta’s streets into rivers and brought this vast area of nearly 30 million residents to a virtual halt. One

Obamas Vacation In Indonesia

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Former U.S. President Lived In Jakarta, Yogyakarta By Reuters President Obama and his family have spent the past five days island-hopping in Indonesia, visiting everywhere from Jakarta to Bali. From white water rafting to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama’s private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia where he spent

Indonesia’s Top Destinations

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Tourists Have Fascinating Travel Options Across Thousands Of Islands Indonesia is a very large and diverse country. With 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, it is the largest archipelago in the world. The population of 240 million people is composed of about 300 ethnic groups who speak more than 250 different languages. While Bali and Jakarta

Borobudur The Crown Of Java

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Prambanan Also Near Yogyakarta When scholars and historians speak of the world’s great Buddhist temples, most conversations include Borobudur, which means monastery on the hill. Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple and is most famous for its many stone-carved panels depicting the life and teachings of Buddha. The narratives, over a thousand in all,

Indonesia Has Many Of The World’s Largest Islands

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More Than 17,500 Islands Across The Equator Indonesia includes some of the largest and most exotic islands in the world, including Bali, Borneo, Java, Komodo, New Guinea, and Sumatra. There are more than 17,500 islands in all. Indonesia shares two of its largest islands with other countries. The Indonesian state of Papua, formerly known as

Bali, Java Have Most Of Indonesia’s Golf Courses

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World-Class Golf Found Across Indonesia Indonesian golf courses, typically beautiful and challenging, appeal to golfers of all levels. World-class golf courses are found on the shores of picturesque lakes, inside a volcanic crater, on ocean cliffs, surrounded by lush tropical rain forest, on mountain sides, amidst rice paddies, and in valleys with a panoramic views.

Indonesia An Endless Summer For Surfing

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Bali, Java and Lombok Good Starting Points For Surfers Indonesia is ideal for surfing all year round, although the winds and waves shift from season to season. June to August usually produces the largest swells. Some of the best waves are within easy reach off Bali, but other rewarding destinations are found on dozens of

Indonesia’s Museum’s, Monuments Loaded With History

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Museums, Monuments Found Across Indonesia Indonesia’s monuments and museums are found throughout the country. They represent the whole spectrum of Indonesian life, thought and history. The best-known and also the oldest in existence of the museums of art, culture and history is the Central Museum in Jakarta. Museums of natural history are found in Bogor and

Indonesia’s Archaeology Still Unfolding

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Hidden Gems Across Indonesia Many of the world’s most important archaeological sites have been found in Indonesia. Java man, Flores (Hobbit) man, Borobudur, Prambanan and many other discoveries have drawn explorers from near and far. Much more ancient history is unfolding across Indonesia today. Gunung (mountain) Padang is a megalithic site located in Karyamukti village in