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.