Learn about Indonesia

Learn about Indonesia
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Selamat dating! Welcome!


More than 17,000 islands comprise this archipelago that crosses the equator, Indonesia is a land of wonders.

Come and see….

And learn….

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.