Country of the Week: Indonesia

Indonesia is one of the most exotic and intersting countries tourists can visit. With beaches, volcanos, komodo dragons, and more, there is a lot to see and explore. Leanr more about the country with some insight on the symbols, climate, and destinations while there
Other title(s): Republic of Indonesia, Republik Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Capital: Jakarta
Most populous city:: Bali
Current political leader: President: Joko Widodo
Currency:rupiah (Rp)
Language(s): Indonesian
National Costume: kebaya; sarong; selandang; batik (female) / jas; dasi; peci cap (male)
Major Religion(s): Muslim, Catholic, Hindu
Famous landmarks: Tanah Lot, Uluwatu Template
National Symbol: Animal: Komodo Dragon; Bird: Javan Hawk-eagle; Coat of Arms: Garuda Pancasila (designed with a mythical bird called Garuda, with a shield divided into 5 representing the Indonesia's principles, and a banner on its talons with the motto "Bhinneka tunggal ika." meaning 'Unity in diversity')
Movies filmed in Indonesia: Eat, Pray, Love, The Raid: Redemption, The Look of Silence, Java Heat
Famous people: Agnes Monica, Taufik Hidayat, Joey Alexander, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Ayu Utami
Climate: Indonesia has a very topical climate with a relatively high humidity of 70-90%. The only other weather pattern from sunny days are rainfalls, which vary within time frames. Dry seasons are from June to September while rainy seasons span December to March.
Popular festivals: Waisak in Borobudur, Bali Arts Festival, Jakarta Fair Kemayoran, Toraja International Festival, Baliem Valley Festival, Dieng Cultural Festival, Yadnya Kasada on Bromo