Visiting Indonesia is a discovery of diverse and rugged territories, and of fascinating cultures and amicable people, set amidst a magnitude of flamboyant islands.
An archipelago renowned for being the largest of its kind, with over 17,000 islands scattered disorderly across the Equator, it is fundamentally a collection of the 'world's largest'. From the world's largest lizard, the infamous Komodo Dragon, to the world's largest flower, which is a three-foot-wide orchid, Indonesia's extremes are vast and stupendous. The terrain is a smorgasbord of lakes and gorges, dense hillside forestry and active volcanoes, with billowing smoke cascading down lush, green mantles and water-logged plains. Those who dare, will stand beneath the colossal mountains and bask in their undeniable power.
Ramadan, which is observed for one month each year, is a period of fasting when the pace of life is slower, public areas are busier and there are certain restrictions, for example, consuming food in public, drinking alcohol and use of restaurants. In 2013, Ramadan will be celebrated for one month from 9th July.