Indonesia

Indonesia

Indonesia is a wonderful destination with something for everyone, and though heavily travelled, it is still easy to find some peace and quiet if you like.

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world (261.1 million people per a 2016 estimate). Indonesia is surpassed in population only by China, India, and the United States — in that order.Taking outbound migration into account (a lot of Indonesians find work abroad), population growth in Indonesia for 2012 was around 1.04 percent.Between 1971 and 2010, Indonesia’s population literally doubled in 40 years. In 2016, the median age in Indonesia was estimated to be 28.6 years old. In the United States, the median age was 37.8 in 2015.

Indonesia is the largest island nation in the world. With 735,358 square miles of land, it is the 14th largest country in the world by available land. When both land and sea are taken into account, it is the seventh largest in the world.

Good To Know

Country

Indonesia

Visa Requirements

Hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least two blank visa pages. Hold proof of onward and return flights. Hold all documents required for the next destination. Hold proof of sufficient funds relative to your intended length of stay.

Languages spoken

Indonesian

Currency used

Indonesian rupiah

Area (km2)

1.905 million km²

Festivals

Rambu Solo Ceremony festival is also known as Toraja Funeral Ceremony, Rambu solo ceremony is one of the best festivals in Indonesia. Usually, between July and September, this is celebrated all over Indonesia by a group of people called Toraja. Tana Toraja is the land of Toraja, a highland situated in Southern Sulawesi. Toraja is a group of minor people who believe in a lot of rituals and ancient rites, this place is also known as the land of heavenly kings. These people perform quite fascinating funeral rites to send the spirit of the dead or mark their new journey to the afterworld in order to prevent any kind of miss happening to the deceased family.

Nyepi is the day that marks the beginning of the new year according to the Balinese calendar. The Saka new Year, commemorated every Isaaawarsa base on the Balinese calendar, is mostly celebrated around the month of March but might change every year. This observes a day of fasting and meditation, so, you will find everything is closed in Bali that day, which makes it one of the most awesome Indonesia festivals 2020. Many rituals, ceremonies, prayers are done on the days preceding it. This is celebrated by all the people of Bali, together.