Indonesia, is the world's fourth most populated nation. It is 86 percent Muslim and the largest Islamic country, though it is a secular state. Indonesians are separated by seas and clustered on islands and shares bordered with Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor. Of its 17,508 islands, only around 6000 are inhabited by people and a huge 60% of the country’s population live on the Island of Java (which is where the project is based). It's tropical wilderness supports some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world with mountains, dense rain forests and a country that is visually stunning.
It is home to around 250 million people and there are over 740 different languages and dialects spoken in the country. Shaped by a long interaction of indigenous customs and foreign influences (largely due to the ancient trading route between the Far East and the Middle East), the different traditions make it a very multicultural place.
AIMS OF THE PROJECT
DETAILS OF THE PROJECT
The entire Indonesia project will last four weeks over summer 2016. The exact details of the project this summer are being finalised but it will be similar to last summers project which is detailed below.