Indonesia is the fourth largest country in the world, and is home to more than 195 million people; mainly Muslims, with substantial Christian, Hindu and Buddhist minorities. Indigenous tribes still exist in Borneo to Irian Jaya in Eastern Indonesia. The presence of their pagan ancestry can still be seen, heard and felt by those who dare to breach the tourist frontiers.
Indonesia is situated between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, between the continents of Asia and Australia.
While much of Indonesia’s allure lies in its rich cultural tapestry and untamed wilderness, its cities and resorts are also famed for world-class visitor facilities. Divers are a fast growing breed of special visitors to Indonesia’s many shores.
Light, airy, casual clothes are the most practical, and you’ll find natural fibers like cotton or linen are the most comfortable in Indonesia’s often humid conditions. Indonesians are very clothes conscious, and it’s particularly important to be properly dressed when visiting government offices such as the immigration offices. Scanty clothing is not advisable in public places, shorts are not permitted in mosques, and women should have their head and arms covered. In Bali, waist sashes should be worn when visiting temples.
Tiny, volcanic Bali is one of the most enchanting islands in the world. It entices a million tourists a year, drawn like moths towards an exotic flame. A flame fed by a fascination with the unique Hind Balinese culture of a gentle people, the legendary beauty of a land checkered by verdant rice fields studded by ancient temples, and the allure of coral seas alive with marine life beyond imagination. Bali offers the best in trekking, mountain biking, white water rafting, sailboarding, surfing, hang gliding & paragliding, and cruises & sailing. You might also want to rent a car and tour the island on your own.