Category Archives: Java

Jakarta Sinking Below Sea Level

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 … Continue reading

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Obamas Vacation In Indonesia

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. … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Top Destinations

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 … Continue reading

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Borobudur The Crown Of Java

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 … Continue reading

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Indonesia Has Many Of The World’s Largest Islands

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 … Continue reading

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Bali, Java Have Most Of Indonesia’s Golf Courses

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 … Continue reading

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Indonesia An Endless Summer For Surfing

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 … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Museum’s, Monuments Loaded With History

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 … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Archaeology Still Unfolding

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 … Continue reading

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Jakarta The Capital Of Indonesian Commerce

Urban Destinations On Java Jakarta (JAH-kahr-TAH) is located on the northwest coast of Java. Jakarta means “victory city.” It’s the capital of Indonesia and the largest city in the country. It has almost 10 million residents. The first recorded settlement at what … Continue reading

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