Located in Southeast Asia, Indonesia, or officially the Republic of Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, and parts of Borneo (Kalimantan) and New Guinea (Papua). Indonesia is the world’s largest island country and the 14th-largest country by land area, at 1,904,569 square kilometres (735,358 square miles). With more than 270 million people, Indonesia is the world’s fourth-most populous country and the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world’s most populous island, is home to more than half of the country’s population.
Indonesia lies along the equator, and its climate tends to be relatively even year-round. Indonesia has two seasons—a wet season and a dry season—with no extremes of summer or winter. For most of Indonesia, the dry season falls between May and October with the wet season between November and April. Indonesia’s climate is almost entirely tropical, dominated by the tropical rainforest climate found in every large island of Indonesia.
Indonesia has the official currency of Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Foreign currency exchange services are available at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport when you arrive.
With more than 700 ethnic languages, Indonesians have the official language of Bahasa Indonesia. Some Indonesians can also speak English, especially in tourist attractions.
Bottled water can be purchased easily in Indonesia. Drinkable tap water spots are available at selected locations only.
In Indonesia the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Indonesia is a Muslim-friendly destination with prayer facilities available at major places. Mosques are also conveniently located around the city.
- Ambulance (118 or 119)
- Fire Brigade (113)
- Police (110)
- National Team of Search and Rescue (115)
- Natural Disaster Team (129)
- National Electricity Company (123)