Indonesia (/ˌɪndəˈnʒə/ (About this sound listen) IN-də-NEE-zhə or /ˌɪndˈnziə/ IN-doh-NEE-zee-əIndonesian[ɪndonesia]),[lacks stress] officially the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia [rɛpublik ɪndonesia]),[lacks stress] is a unitary sovereign state and transcontinental country located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania. Situated between the Indian and Pacificoceans, it is the world’s largest island country, with more than thirteen thousand islands.[12] At 1,904,569 square kilometres (735,358 square miles), Indonesia is the world’s 14th largest country in terms of land area and the 7th largest in terms of combined sea and land area.[13] With over 261 million people, it is the world’s 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Austronesian and Muslim-majority countryJava, the world’s most populous island,[14] contains more than half of the country’s population.

 

 

The very best Ubud food tour

Food tours scare me. Like they actually bring fear whenever we are going on one. Marley is an extremely fussy eater and getting that child to try anything different is a mission even at home. The food here in Asia for her has been extremely limited to chicken and rice...

Our mind-blowing Prambanan Temple tour

Instagram you cheeky thing. You have yet again shown me pictures of a place that cannot be believed until you see it with your own eyes. I was completely not ready to be blown away by the sheer size of the Prambanan Temple complex and at the massive structure that...

Top useful tips for your holiday in Bali

When we told everyone we were starting our year-long holiday in Bali most people said we were mad. And when we said we were starting in Kuta they said we had totally lost it. Many had had some shocking experiences during their holiday in Bali and were not keen to...

Jogjakarta Itinerary for singles, couples and families

Most people on holidays to Indonesia never look past Bali. For Australian travellers, it is a hot destination and people flock to Bali all year round for a relaxing holiday that is close to home. Most travellers to Indonesia, on the other hand, like to visit more than...

The Dusan Jogja Village Inn Yogyakarta

After only a few hours I was calling the Dusan Jogja Village Inn a little piece of paradise in Yogyakarta. Anyone who has been to Jogja, as the locals call it, will know the streets are busy with cars and bikes 24/7. There are horns beeping, wheels screeching and a...

An amazing Borobudur tour

I had seen it covered in mist, with brilliant blue skies, dowsed in torrential rain and warming to the rising sun but I had not seen it with my own eyes. The pictures of the amazing Borobudur are all over Instagram and I loved it so it was sealed we were off on a...

Holiday Inn Bandung Indonesia

As we walked into the lobby at Holiday Inn Pasteur I was so worried. It looks so beautifully clean, stylish and neat. This was not something we were used to and I was concerned our kids would be disturbing all the business people that would be staying...

Zest Hotel in Jogjakarta

Flying in from Bali we landed in Yogjakarta mid-afternoon. As a family who travels with teens and tweens, we stay in all types of accommodation from budget to midrange, from independent to chain hotels. We need to have rooms that can provide for us all and where we...