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The name Indonesia comes from the Latin Indus, and the Greek nesos, meaning "Island"
Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania that boasts a stunning 17,508 islands and a booming population of around 238 million people. The most well known islands of Indonesia are Sumatra, Java, Bali, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, the Maluku Islands and Papua. One of the most popular holiday destinations in Indonesia is Bali, known for its beautiful white sandy beaches, stunning scenery and bright, vibrant culture.
Indonesia's impressive 80,000 kilometers of coastline are surrounded by beautiful tropical seas and reefs. The climate is tropical with two distinct monsoonal wet and dry seasons. This is what drives so many to the beautiful beaches of islands such as Bali.
Indonesia is a melting pot of culture with around 300 ethnic groups with a colorful mixture of Indian, Arabic, Chinese, and European sources. The staple food of Indonesia is Rice with ingredients such as chili, coconut milk and chicken, a fundamental for many dishes. Indonesian cuisine varies by region and with a blend of dishes influenced by Chinese, European, Middle Eastern, and Indian cuisines.
The strong cultural influence is reflected in the daily lives of the Indonesian people and is drawn on to fascinate, welcome, entertain and enlighten visitors to Indonesia. Indonesia is renowned for its ancient temples, dances, rituals, ways of life and the friendliness of its people.
And then there's the shopping! Indonesia and especially Bali are a must visit for shopaholics. You can't visit Bali without paying a visit to the many Indonesian and Bali shops and markets. Markets such Katua Beach and Nusa Dua Beach, are vibrant, captivating and impressive, with so much on offer. Bali is a treasure trove of fine art, handicrafts , paintings, Batik Clothing, hand made Jewelry , wood and stone carvings, masks and more.
A non-stop shopping mecca.
If you have not been lucky enough to experience Bali or Indonesia yet, you can now visit Shop Indonesia, an online Indonesia Shop, based in Indonesia. It celebrates the uniqueness, diversity and culture of Indonesia, allowing people worldwide to buy Bali and Indonesian products online. A wide range of Bali Fashion, apparel and products are now available to you online, wherever you are in the world.
Indonesia is also renowned for its coffee , and clove cigarettes known as Kretek, this blended tobacco with clove was first made in the 18th century and has been popular throughout Indonesia ever since.
Indonesian Coffee such as Kopi Luwak , or Sumatra civet coffee is created by coffee cherries which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Asian palm civet (Luwak). This Indonesia coffee is rare and expensive but known to be worth every cent. For coffee lovers this is well worth a visit to Indonesia.
Visitors to Indonesia tend to return again and again to experience Indonesia's scenery, highlights, culture and impressive Indonesian shopping and products. Because of the high demand for Indonesia products, online Indonesia shopping websites such as the new Shop Indonesia have recently been launched to satisfy the worldwide demand for Indonesia products such as Luwak coffee, clove cigarettes and souvenirs .
To sum it up, Indonesia has so much to offer from relaxing holiday's, cultural experience to a shopping haven. It's easy to see why everyone heads to exciting Indonesia!