Welcome! to the amazing world of the Internet. This page gives quick links to the web-sites' direct pages. The information links given here is modelled after my own interests. I hope it provides relevant information to other busy bees who don't have the time to flip through pages of any book - that probably would be out-dated anyway!
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Did You Know?

today, 20 May 2001, in Indonesia... 'Islamic law coming?'
General Index
FastFacts on Indonesia Site1  All sites provide different information.

FastFacts on Indonesia Site2  Some basics on the political structure, Coat of Arms, etc.
1. Indonesian Provinces and Capitals
2. map  The country has 27 provinces. In Java there are 5 (five) provinces, namely, West Java, Central Java, East Java, and Jakarta & Jogyakarta with special status equal to provinces.

World's News & Digest on Indonesia Well maintained colossal database on Indonesia from personal, .gov, .org, .edu sources around the world.

picture of girlJakarta Tourism Office

The Pits
email to Batamindo
JAVA (Jakarta,Bandung, Borobudur, Jogyakarta, Solo, Surabaya)

Street Wise Tip
Living in Indonesia Stories, hints and practical information from expats' personal viewpoints.

Tourist Information For the tourist going to Jakarta, useful information such as taxi and emergency telephone numbers, visa and passport requirements, airport taxes, etc.

Forum on Living in Jakarta  Although this forum caters to expats, it is nevertheless a good source of information about up-market housing and living costs.

Cities and Towns of Java
Information snapshots

Rokok Kretek & JOGLOSEMAR
Clove Cigarettes Ever wondered about the distinct rokok kretek that is unique to Indonesia? Read the rokok kretek history.
Kretek Website for the Kretek nut...eh, I meant Connoisseur.
JOGLOSEMAR , acronym of Jogyakarta, Solo and Semarang, "The golden triangle" of Jogyakarta and Central Java. Well developed website that speaks of the region's culture and traditions. Here, you get to know about Gamelan, Keronchong, Wayang Kulit, Meaning of Batik's Motif, etc.
Special Interests - Culture & Traditions

Int'l Airlines Offices in Jakarta

Foreign Diplomatic & Consular


Jakarta to Bandung (includ. train timetable up to Solo)
•Jakarta to Bogor, Puncak, Cipanas
• In and around Yogya

Hotel accomodation is divided into 'youth hotels', 'Melati I, Melati II', 'Guest Houses' and star hotels.

• Hotel names only
§ Hotels with telephones listed
§§ Hotels with addresses and telephones listed
¶ Hotels with addresses, telephones and hyperlinks to some hotels.

Jakarta • 80 hotels. Melatis to 5-stars.
Jakarta ¶ Batamindo hotel list.
All cities and towns ¶ Association of Hotels in Indonesia.
Bandung Web-site1 • 22 hotels.
Bandung Web-site2 § 29 hotels. 1- to 4-stars.

Cirebon Website1 §§ Hotels and motels
JOGLOSEMAR (Central Java) §§ Over 100 hotels/melatis in main towns of Yogyakarta, Solo (Surakarta), Semarang as well as the smaller villages around the 'triangle' (Mt. Merapi, an active volcano, is in the center of the triangle).
Central Java §§ Over 72 hotels stretching from Tegal along the coast of Java Sea to Semarang, to the middle of central Java town of Solo, to the town of Cilacap along the coast of Indian Ocean.
Surabaya §§ Hotels with facilities description.

West Java (Jawa Barat)

Central Java (Jawa Tengah)
Solo Also listen to the evergreen folk song "Bangawan Solo".

East Java (Jawa Timur)

Credits to Lonely Planet for map.