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More than 17,000 islands comprise this archipelago that crosses the equator, Indonesia is a land of wonders.
Come and see….
A is for angklung, a musical instrument made from different lengths and thicknesses of bamboo.
B is for bahasa, the national language.
C is for caci. Participants dueal with whips and shields during this a ceremonial martial art.
D is for the Dani tribe located in the Baliem Valley
E is for the Erau festival. During this festival the Dayaks dress is the traditional costume while tribal dances are perform.
F is for Fort Rotterdam, built in 1667 by the Dutch.
G is for gamelan, a form of ancient Indonesian music
H is for the hairy nosed otter, thought to be be extinct but a small population has be discovered on one of the islands.
I is for Ikat, a type of dying and weaving practiced in Indonesia.
J is for the popular Javanese folk theatre, a truly amazing sight.
K is for the Komodo dragon which can be only found in zoos or on the island of Komodo.
L is for the legong dance, a classic Balinese dance performed by young girls.
M is for mandi, a common form of bath.
N is for the Ngada people, one of the many different cultures represented in Indonesia.
O is for Odalan, a festival held every 210 days for the duration of the Balinese year.
P is for Prambanan temples, considered to be the most beautiful Hindu Temples in the world.
Q is for quick fact, did you know? Indonesia consists of 17,508 islands, but only about 6,000 are inhabited!
R is for rafflesia, the world’s largest flower at 3.2 feet.
S is for siobak, a Balinese specialty. What is siobak? It’s pig’s head, stomach, tongue and skin cooked with spices.
T is for topeng, the wooden masks used in dance dramas and funerals.
U is for uang, Indonesia’s currency.
V is for volcanoes. Indonesia has at least 129 active volcanoes.
W is for wayang kulit, a shadow puppet play.
X marks the spot.
Y is for the Yellow Crested Cockatoo
Z is for the zurzak fruit, a warty , green skinned fruit with a white center.