Located in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is a developing country comprised of more than 17,000 islands, making it the world’s largest archipelago. The country ranks fourth in the list of most populous nations in the world, with an estimated 250 million people. The majority of Indonesians are followers of Islam, making it the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.
Indonesia enjoyed solid economic growth in the 2000s due to the implementation of wide-ranging economic and financial reforms. However, corruption, excessive bureaucracy and political gridlock remain obstacles to the country’s social and economic progress. There is adequate infrastructure in Jakarta and other major urban centres but it is much less developed in the rural areas.
Petty and opportunistic crime remains the primary threats facing travellers and foreign clients in Indonesia. Indonesia also experiences its share of natural disasters such as major earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding, and other natural disasters which are seen to weaken the development process.
Indonesia has a few popular and unique special attractions within the country that are worthwhile to visit including the Ancient Temple of Borobudur, the dragons of Komodo National Park and the lava of Mount Krakatau. When it comes to a nightlife, Jakarta nightclubs feature international singers and bands and are open until 4 AM on the weekend.