HISTORY

Scientists have found in north Sulawesi the prehistoric coelacanth fish, a “living fossil” fish, predating the dinosaurs living some 400 million years ago, when whales migrated yearly through these waters from the South Pole.

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HISTORY

Like a superb wine, Indonesia has aged well. Indonesia fascinates with rich diversity of ancient temples, music—ranging from the traditional to modern pop—dances, rituals and ways of life differing from island to island, and region to region. Yet everywhere the visitor feels welcomed with the warm, gracious innate friendliness of the Indonesian people that is not easily forgotten.

 The country’s hotels are second to none. In fact, many of the luxurious and unique hotels have constantly been listed as some of the best in the world, located on white sandy beaches, overlooking green river valleys or in the heart of busy capital Jakarta.

While Indonesia’s cities like Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, or Makassar are a hive of activities for business and leisure and a paradise for shoppers, offering upscale boutiques selling top brand names, to local goods at road-side stalls. Here gourmets can treat themselves to the many regions’ delectable spicy cuisine or dine sumptuously at international restaurants. And for sheer relaxation, Indonesia spas reinvigorate both body and mind.

Jakarta, Bali, Medan, Padang, Bandung, Solo Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Makassar are connected by direct international flights, and many regular and low cast carriers fly passengers to Indonesia’s towns or remote locations.

GOVERNMENT

The government of Indonesia can be divided into a number of categories.  The Indonesian government is a republic as the head of the state is elected after regular elections.  The government of Indonesia can be divided into three parts:  legislative, executive and judiciary. 

According to the constitution which was formed in the year 1945, there is minimum amount of separation between the three sections of the government.  From 1999 there have been constant changes which have been undertaken in the constitution.  Apart from the central government there are also local government systems in Indonesia.  The Indonesian government has characteristics of both parliamentary and presidential form of government.

The executive branch of the government of Indonesia comprises of the president and vice-president.  The United Indonesia Cabinet or Kabinet Indonesia Bersatu is also the part of the executive branch.  Another part of the executive is the commander in chief of the armed forces of Indonesia.

Legislative branch of the government of Indonesia:  The council of the house of Indonesian government is known as Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat or the People’s Representative Council.  Total member of the council are around 550.  The other house is known as Majelis Perusyawaratan Rakyat or People’s Consultative Assembly.  The bicameral nature of the Indonesian government was initiated only in 2004.

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