Gary Chandler, Indonesia Expert
Indonesia is a beautiful country with diverse cultures and many natural wonders. It has ancient temples, beautiful beaches, hundreds of volcanoes, endangered wildlife, and abundant natural resources. Indonesia has more than 240 million people with big hearts and even broader smiles. It’s the fourth-largest country in the world.
Indonesia includes some of the largest and most exotic islands in the world, including Bali, Borneo, Java, Komodo, New Guinea, and Sumatra. Indonesia has more than 17,500 islands in all. The nation shares two of its largest islands with neighboring countries. The Indonesian state of Papua, formerly known as Irian Jaya, occupies the western half of New Guinea—the world’s second largest island. Borneo is shared by Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.
Visit Bali, Java, Sumatra and more. All profits are donated to wildlife conservation organizations and causes in Indonesia.
The locals will sparkle with delight when you speak just a few words in bahasa Indonesia. Experience more of Indonesia than the average traveler by speaking the local language. Simple courtesies and greetings will make your trip more productive and rewarding. Our phonetic style makes it impossible to mispronounce important words.
Gary Chandler is an expert on Indonesia. He is the author of the Language and Travel Guide To Indonesia. It’s the best travel and language guide available.