Selamat datang! As we welcome you to the month of Indonesia's independence day, SweetEscape would like to remind you of reasons (in case you still haven't found any) as to why you should be proud of your homeland. As a third-world country, the nation is in fact doing quite well in so many aspects - we should definitely give the nation some credit! Indonesia is constantly moving forward for the better, and thanks to the people's willingness to improve for the better of the nation - the country is slowly but surely heading to a brighter future! So, many kudos to that!
Instead of one big entire island/land as most countries are, Indonesia is made up of as many as 18,307 islands - now that's a lifetime of islands to explore, wouldn't you say so? Ranging from small to big, each of these islands possess their own exotic tropical beauty. Think you can explore all of these islands throughout your lifetime? It's possible - but it'll consume some time, and we guarantee you won't run out of islands to see. From beaches, to mountains, to modern cities... (you name it!) you'll find all of that right here in Indonesia.
Populated by approximately 270.63 million people, the Southeast Asian nation is surely to be highly packed with civilians. Home to multi-diverse ethnicities and religions, Indonesia's entire archipelago is made up of numerous different cultures and tribal ethnicities - all the while ensuring their people to live in harmony. How awesome is that? Talk about a serious case of unity in diversity. There's always a sense of awe when people of vast differences are able to live together side by side. It can't get any better than this!
From coffee to oil, gold to nickel, Indonesia is home to some of the most major natural resources in the world. Rich in resources, the country is an important asset for global import and export trades. For instance, name some popular coffee franchises that you often consume - Starbucks? Coffee Bean? Fun fact: they're mostly brewing coffee beans from the Indonesian archipelago! Neat, eh? As a matter of fact, from a resource point of view, Indonesia is one of the richest countries in the world - which is why as Indonesians, we need to treasure and look after this beautiful country of ours more.
Although the country is still considered a third-world country, Indonesia is doing quite great for a developing country in Southeast Asia. Expanding rapidly in transportation, technology and lifestyle for a modern metropolis, the country is developing at a rapid rate compared to most other developing countries. Recently, the long awaited MRT has just been completed, and we must say, it contributes greatly to the nation's reputation!
Home to the infamous islands of Bali, Lombok and Labuan Bajo - Indonesia is in fact rich in so much more natural beauty to mezmerize the eyes and soul of its people (as well as other visitors). In the mood for an adventurous trip to volcanic mountains? Check out Bromo Mountain for a lovely escapade from the dull ol' metropolitan life! Looking for some soothing weather to remind you of cooler weathers? Head over to Puncak Pass in Bogor, Indonesia, for a cooler atmosphere overlooking rice paddies and hills. We guarantee you will find everything you need right here in the islands of Indonesia.
If you happen to be a local, and you're only aware of the usual/mainstream islands of Bali and Lombok... you're in for a big surprise! Indonesia is home to limitless wonders of breathtaking tropical beauty throughout the entire archipelago. Most of these places are hidden, and that's the best part! Why? It means a more personal sanctuary without having to worry about too many people overcrowding these heavenly areas. Bring out that adventure side of yours to explore these hidden gems while you still can!
With almost 19,000 islands, it's no surprise that many delicious traditional food originates from the islands of Indonesia. The best part about Indonesian food is the usage of different unique herbs and spices to make the mouthwatering traditional soulfoods throughout the nation. As expected, the majority of the bigger islands of the Indonesian archipelago are especially known for their own signature cuisine/dish that is well known throughout the nation. For instance, the city of Semarang is well known for their lumpia or springrolls which taste so delicious, you would crave for more. From savory to sweets, salty to spicy - you'll be glued to the taste for life!
Doing something special for Indonesia's independence day? Or perhaps, going somewhere to celebrate the beauty of your country? Anytime, any where, and whichever island you would like to explore, you can simply book your session in less than two minutes through our website or mobile app. SweetEscape is always ready #ForEvery occasion!