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Fun Facts About Indonesia

Giant Sea Creatures
In Derawan, sea turtles (green, hawksbill, scarlet and star fruit turtles) come on shore at night to lay their eggs.

Say It with Flowers
The largest flower in the world, Rafflesia Arnoldi, is native to Indonesia. The flower was named from Sir Stamford Raffles. Even though it is huge, it doesn’t smell nice like roses or jasmine flowers, for Rafflesia is an insect-eating flower.

The Best Diving in the World
With an average 200ft and an outstanding display of marine habitat, Flores is a haven for divers, snorkelers, photographers and marine biologist. With up to 40 m visibility, the coral reefs of Flores Sea are among the best in the world and beautifully preserved.

Sundanese Culture
Like Javanese, it features an intricate system of levels to indicate degrees of respect and formality. Likewise, through there are considerable differences between Sundanese and Javanese culture, they touch with respect to forms of literature, gamelan music, dance, and wayang (puppet play). Less influenced by the strong mysticism which characterizes the Kejawen culture of Central Java, the Sundanese are more strictly Islamic.

Ancient Kingdoms
The oldest kingdom in Indonesia was the Kutai Kingdom, located in what is known as Tenggarong, 39 km from Samarinda, the provincial capital of East Kalimantan.

Size of Papua
To get rough idea: 1.200 kilometers from west to east, or from Sorong to Jayapura while it;s 736 kilometers from Merauke to Jayapura or From north to south.

Dragons of The East
A komodos may reach up to 3 meters in lenght and weight 150kgs. These descendents of dinosaurs may lay up to 30 eggs at a time.

One of the Seven Wonders of the World
The largest Buddhist temple in the world is Indonesia’s Borobudur. It even inspired the building of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

The Irony
Even though Bali is almost identical to arts and artists, Balinese language has no word for art and artist.

More than You Can Count
Indonesia consists of more than 17,000 islands, making it the largest archipelago in the world. However, most of the islands are uninhabited.

Four Names for Everyone
Balinese have four basic names for their children, namely, Putu/Wayan, Made, Nyoman and Ketut. If a Balinese has the fifth child, it will be named Putu/Wayan.

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  1. Frozzie says:

    may i copy this to my blog?
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    please consider it
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    WOW!!! I really like these facts about Indonesia and it is realy cool to know this.

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