It is an old saying in the country that if you throw away a seed on the soil of Indonesia, you can forget about it and it will grow into a tree. Comprised of 13,466 tropical islands, Indonesia’s abundance is not only agricultural, but also cultural and geographical. Indonesia spans the length of San Francisco to New York, and with that width, the country spans various ethnicity and culture with 200 million people, 200 ethnic groups, and 583 languages.

Indonesia began as a culmination of well-organized Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms. Later, Gujarati and Persian merchants arrive in the 13th century. Seeking spices, the Portuguese, Spanish, and the Dutch soon followed in the 15th and 16th century.

The wealth of the islands led Indonesia to be called the “Spice Islands,” even though currently its top contributions to the world constituted of so much more: seafood, quality furniture, characteristic agricultural products, rubber, and many more.

Did you know?

  • Bali is exquisite, but it is not the only awe-inspiring island spanning across Indonesia.

  • Craftsmanship is a culture in Indonesia, and furniture and apparels are naturally a top export of Indonesia.

  • You don’t have to be a “mountain person” or a “beach person” in Indonesia; you can have a healthy supply of both locations.