DEAR Read­ers,

Indonesia Expat - - CONTENTS -

Dear Read­ers,

There are very few coun­tries in the world that can match In­done­sia in terms of di­ver­sity. There are more than 300 dis­tinct na­tive eth­nic groups, and each eth­nic group has its own art, ar­chi­tec­ture, cui­sine, tra­di­tional dress, fes­ti­vals, mu­sic and dance, rit­u­als, myths and philoso­phies. Al­most 800 dif­fer­ent di­alects and lan­guages are spo­ken, and it is of­fi­cially the world’s largest is­land na­tion. Tak­ing all this into ac­count, it is not dif­fi­cult to see why In­done­sia has al­ways been such a pop­u­lar choice for in­quis­i­tive ex­plor­ers, ad­ven­ture seek­ers and sun-seek­ing tourists from all over the globe. From its in­ter­na­tional stan­dard malls and world class golf cour­ses to the far reaches of its outer­most is­lands, In­done­sia re­ally does have some­thing for ev­ery­one and vis­i­tors never leave dis­ap­pointed no mat­ter what the pur­pose of their visit. In this is­sue we of­fer some in­sights into some of the won­ders In­done­sia has to of­fer, and we give you some tips on where to go, how to get there and what to do once you ar­rive. Be­cause In­done­sia is so im­pres­sively di­verse it is im­pos­si­ble to cover all the pos­si­bil­i­ties within the con­fines of th­ese pages, but I hope we have given you a place to start and maybe we have helped to awaken the in­trepid ex­plorer in­side you.

Wish­ing you safe and happy trav­els, happy fast­ing and a Blessed Ra­madan.

Edo Frese

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