Local name of the country : Indonesia
Languages : Indonesian, Malay
For more information :
Hiking : Padar Island (Komodo National Park), Mount Bromo (Java), Multi-coloured Lakes / Mount Kelimutu or Wae Rebo Village (Flores), Sipiso-Piso Waterfall (North Sumatra), Mount Batur (Bali), Mount Rinjani (Lombok), Baliem Valley (West Papua)
Sumatra : Mentawai the « Flower Men » in Siberut Island. Ferry access from Bukittinggi, canoe trip and trekking in the jungle until the mentawaï bamboo collective houses on stilts. Local guides.
Places to stay :
Soori Bali : has become the first resort in Indonesia to get the Green Globe for Environmentally Sustainable Design.
Misool Eco Resort ‘Environment Tourism for Tomorrow Award 2017″ is in the Batbitim island, inside a Protected marine Reserve. The Resort was built with dead wood collected on the surrounding islands, none trees was cutted for it. Bungalows’ walls are made with coconut fibers, waste water is filtred and re-uses, waste is recycled, hygiene products are natural. The Resort has 8 bungalows on stilts with a lagoon view and 11 villas hidden in all the island. Each booking will permit to give 50 dollars to the Misool fundation.
Cultural characteristics :
Some words to learn :
Selamat Pagui / Pagui – Good morning
Selamat Sian / Sian – Hello at noon
Selamat Soreye / Soreye – Hello after 2pm
Selamat Malam / Malam – Good evening
Nama saya … – My name is …
Do you speak English ?
Yeah – Yes
Tidah – No
Terimah Kasi – Please
Terimah Kasi bagnak -Thank you so much
Selamat Tidour – Good night
Satou – One
Dua – Two
Tiga – Three
Pantai – Beach
Pulau – Island
Samudra – Ocean