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Full of stunning beaches, relics and monuments, Indonesia is home to thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s known for beaches, volcanoes, Komodo dragons and jungles with elephants, orangutans and tigers.

Currency: Indonesian Rupiahs

Visas: Visitors can apply for a visa before they arrive in Indonesia. Typically this is a visitor's visa, for either 30 or 60 days.

 

Bintan Island

Bintan Island is just a short ferry ride from Singapore. As a tropical island, the temperature ranges from 21-32 degrees C throughout the year. The best time to go on holiday there would be between March and October to avoid the rainy season. The Tanjung Pinang International Dragon Boat Festival takes place in October and is a popular tourist attraction. The race has been apart of Chinese tradition for 2,500 years and is still practised today. Tourists, visitors and pilgrims come from Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia to watch the festivities. Teams compete in a dragon boat race and after, are entertained by the Getai, a performance by Singaporean, Indonesian and Malaysian artistes.

For more history and culture there are ancient temples to visit such as 500 Lohan Temple, Banyan Tree temple and Grotto Santa Maria. There is a rich history to discover and mangrove forests to explore. You can take a boat rise through Sungei Sebung and watch monkeys, kingfishers, otters and tree snakes.

Bintan Island is famous for its stunning tropical beaches, lined with palm trees, clear, pure water and a deep blue horizon. Bintan Island also has some of the best golf courses around, the plush green cliff tops sometimes overlook the sea and offer fantastic scenery across the island.

 

Bali

Sprawling vistas, awe-inspiring waterfalls, natural hot springs and crystal blue waves. It’s not hard to see why Bali is considered the jewel of Indonesia. Bali has a lot to offer the adventurous holiday seeker, with its volcanoes and mountains there are several activities to choose from to traverse these new terrains; Kayaking, trekking, mountaineering, white-water rafting, diving and snorkelling to name a few. For a more relaxing holiday, Bali can also offer serene tropical beaches, hot springs and scenic waterfalls, sacred monkey sanctuaries, hidden stone temples and a fascinating history with colourful traditions that are still practised today.

Bali is one of one of more than 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago but what makes Bali so popular is the rich culture. The colourful processions celebrate everything from food, animals, plants, to the gods. The celebrations range from placing beautiful flowers in the streets, painting themselves green to ward off evil spirits to the 24-hour silence so that the bad spirits will leave the island. Therefore, it is best to check your holidays with corresponding festivals.

 

 

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