Derived from the term “indos nesos”, meaning islands near India, Indonesia is situated in Southeast Asia. Comprising of over 17,500 islands, Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelagic state and boasts a population in excess of 200 million. The islands are inhabited by many tribes with diverse culture and languages, although there is a national language spoken throughout the country, namely Bahasa Indonesia. With its charming and friendly indigenous people, modern Indonesia graciously combines the traditional with the contemporary. Spread across two oceans and three seas, this enchanting country offers a myriad of experiences from scenic beaches to cool mountain retreats. Each of Indonesia’s inhabited islands has its own dress, architecture and dialects, and its popular tourist destinations are as diverse as they are expansive. Be sure to check out romantic Bali, steeped in tradition and mystery Yogyakarta features the awe-inspiring Borobudur and Prambanan monuments whilst Jakarta is bustling with business, commerce and nightlife.