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.

 

 

Surviving Kuta Beach Bali with kids

Surviving Kuta Beach Bali with kids

As we stepped out of our hotel's minivan we had no idea what was awaiting us as we walked up to Kuta Beach. Within minutes we were fully surrounded by about 20 people all trying to sell us something. There was yelling, grabbing and that was just us trying to get out...

Indonesia’s best spots for family travel outside Bali

Indonesia’s best spots for family travel outside Bali

  When most people think of holidays in Indonesia, especially family trips, one place jumps immediately to mind: Bali. This is not without good reason, Bali’s reputation as a tropical paradise is well known. Travelling, holidaying and backpacking Bali Indonesia has...