In the 7 th century, Srivijaya people arrived and brought Hinduism and Buddhism with them. Later on, the Japanese invaded Indonesia and ended the Dutch rule. Indonesia used to be a dictatorship but then transitioned into a democracy. It used to be largely inhabited by Japanese and they encouraged the Indonesians to become independent. Used to be ruled by the Dutch. On August17th 1945, Indonesia became independent.
The Indonesian form of currency is the Rupiah. One dollar in American currency is equal to 8,920.61 Rupiah.
President of Indonesia= Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Vice president of Indonesia= Prof. Dr. Boediono, M.E.c. The president is only allowed to be president for two five year terms Less than ten years ago Indonesia went from a Dictatorship to a Democracy. The previous ruler, Suharto, was overthrown after ruling Indonesia for thirty two years. Since it transitioned into a democracy, Indonesia has had four presidents.
There is no real “Indonesian cuisine” but their food is influenced by foreign cultures and the different regions of Indonesia. Some popular dishes are: bakmi which are noodles, bakso which are meatballs, lumpia, satay, and tempe. In many parts of Indonesia people typically eat with their hands and it isn’t considered rude. Foods such as curries and fried chicken are also popular in many parts of the country.
Over 700 different languages spoken in Indonesia Malay (Indonesian) is used commonly in administration and jobs such as teaching and education. Most local Indonesians speak languages native to the regions that they live in such as Javanese in Java.
Hello= Halo Where is the Bathroom?= Mana kamar mandi? Goodbye= Selamat tinggal How much does it cost?= Barapa biayanya? Please= Silahkan Thank you= Terima kasih No thank you= Tidak terima kasih Water= Air How do I get to…=Bagaimana melakukan i mendapatkan ke...
Tropical No autumn or winter but it does have distinct wet and dry seasons East monsoon: June- September= Dry West monsoon: December- March=moist and rainy Best time to visit Indonesia is around April-October because it isn’t rainy.
Is strategically in between the Pacific and Indian oceans and is north of Australia. Malaysia borders Indonesia to the north.
30 day tourist visa Business visa Study visa Social-cultural visit visa Yellow fever shot Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Rabies ( if you are planning on participating in outdoor activities)
Largest economy in Southeast Asia Member of the G-20 major economies Major industries: Petroleum, natural gas, textiles, apparel, and mining. Agricultural: palm oil, rice, tea, coffee, spices, and rubber.
1. Wayang Kulit (Shadow puppets). In the city of Yogyakarta. Tells stories through puppets about the culture and heritage. 2. Prambanan Temple Complex. In the city of Yogyarkata. Hindu temple built in the 9 th century. 3 temples: Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu. 3. Borobudur. In the city of Yogyakarta. Made in the 8 th century and is considered the best Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. Surrounded by volcanoes. 4. Bromo- Tengger- Semeru National Park. In the city of Java. Volcanic landscape with the six mile Tengger crater. Mt. Bromo= a Volcano.
5. Ubud. In the region of Bali in the hills of Denpasar. It’s the cultural center of Bali. Neka Museum is a traditional and modern Balinese painting museum.
On Sunday the 23 rd, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit Indonesia in areas hit by the earthquake and tsunami in 2004. Mount Merapi volcano eruption death rate has climbed to 304 people dead after more bodies were found on Sunday after the explosion.
1. My flight departs from Denver @ 8:45 am on Thurs. May 12 th 2. I am flying Frontier for $1288 round trip and I will arrive in Denpasar, Bali @ 12:05 am 3. I will stay at the Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention center in Denpasar for one night for $48 ( 434,016 rupiahs). 4. Then I will go to Jakarta for 4 days which is in West Java in the Ibis Jakarta Tamarin for $40 per night (1,446,720 Rupiahs) 5. After staying in Jakarta, I will go to Semarang for 2 days which is also in Java and I will stay in the Quest Hotel for $62.97 ( 569,374.74 Rupiahs) 6. Go back to Denpasar, Bali and fly back on May 20 th @ 5:20pm. I will arrive back in Denver @ 4:18pm. 7. I will take a flight from Denpasar, Bali to Jakarta, Java on May 14 th for $227 (2,048,902 Rupiahs). 8. To get back to Denpasar, Bali on the 20 th I will take a flight from Semarang, Java back to Denpasar, Bali for $310 (2,798,060 Rupiahs). 9. Transportation in between Jakarta and Semarang will add up to about $202.50 (1,827,765 Rupiah). 10. Spending money including about 24 meals will turn out to be about 96,000 Rupiahs which is equivalent to about 10.50 USD.
Some common foods sold at outdoor markets in Indonesia are Satay, which are thin slices of marinaded meat, and Gado Gado, which is an Indonesian salad served with peanut sauce, usually cost about 4,000 Rupiah which is about $o.44. I will eat about 3 meals per day not including snacks so if I multiply 4,000 times 3 I get 12,000 and then multiply 12,000 by the number of days I’m staying in Indonesia I will get 96,000 Rupiah which is about equal to $10.60. After all of my expenses, I will end up with about $850 (7,684,000 Rupiahs).
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