by Abby Hird
The Indonesia flag’s colors originated from the
Majapahit Empire’s banner which existed in the
13th century.
In the 7th 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
The Indonesian form of currency
is the Rupiah. One dollar in
American currency is equal to
8,920.61 Rupiah.
86.1% Muslim
5.7% Protestant
3% Catholic
1.8% Hindu
3.4% Buddhist
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.
A variety of different Indonesian foods
About 238 million people
World’s 4th most populous country
World’s largest population of Muslims
There are about 17,508 islands
There are many volcanoes in Indonesia such as
this one called Krakatoa.
Over 700 different
languages spoken
in Indonesia
Malay (Indonesian)
is used commonly
in administration
and jobs such as
teaching and
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 ...
No autumn or winter
but it does have
distinct wet and dry
East monsoon: JuneSeptember= Dry
West monsoon:
DecemberMarch=moist and
Best time to visit
Indonesia is around
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
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.
Indonesian Rupiah
1. Wayang Kulit (Shadow
puppets). In the city of
Yogyakarta. Tells
stories through puppets
about the culture and
2. Prambanan Temple
Complex. In the city of
Yogyarkata. Hindu
temple built in the 9th
century. 3 temples:
Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu.
3. Borobudur. In the city of
Yogyakarta. Made in
the 8th century and is
considered the best
Buddhist temple in
Southeast Asia.
Surrounded by
4. Bromo- TenggerSemeru 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
On Sunday the 23rd, 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
Travel Information
My flight departs from Denver @ 8:45 am on Thurs. May 12th
I am flying Frontier for $1288 round trip and I will arrive in
Denpasar, Bali @ 12:05 am
I will stay at the Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention center in
Denpasar for one night for $48 ( 434,016 rupiahs).
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)
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)
Go back to Denpasar, Bali and fly back on May 20th @ 5:20pm. I
will arrive back in Denver @ 4:18pm.
I will take a flight from Denpasar, Bali to Jakarta, Java on May 14th
for $227 (2,048,902 Rupiahs).
To get back to Denpasar, Bali on the 20th I will take a flight from
Semarang, Java back to Denpasar, Bali for $310 (2,798,060
Transportation in between Jakarta and Semarang will add up to
about $202.50 (1,827,765 Rupiah).
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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