Getting there: Indonesia is well connected to the rest of the world with multiple airlines servicing its two main gateways — Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) and Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport or Denpasar International Airport (DPS).
Capital city: Jakarta.
Population: 258.493 million.
Religion: Indonesia has freedom of religion, but has six official ones: Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism.
Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR).
Climate: Straddling the equator, Indonesia’s climate is tropical — hot with very high humidity — and wet and dry seasons. There are periodic short rain showers even in the dry season.
Transport:Bemo (public minibuses) and taxis are probably the most common form of transport around town and inter-city. In cities, Ojek (motorcycle riders), becak (three-wheeled carts) and taxis abound. Commuter rail exists in very few cities.
Best time to travel: Roughly speaking, the weather in Indonesia is split into wet and dry seasons, of which May to September is dry. The dry season coincides with peak tourist season.
What to wear: While dress-sense is casual here, be conservative — especially when visiting temples. Take into consideration the heat and humidity — lightweight, natural fabrics will be more comfortable. If visiting the mountains, carry a jumper. Be prepared for sudden rain bursts. Avoid wearing shorts or swimwear outside resort areas.