Indonesia Travel Guide
Indonesia straddles the Equator between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. While it has land borders with Malaysia to the north as well as East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the east, it also neighbors Australia to the south, and Palau, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, and Thailand to the north, India to the northwest.
Indonesia is the sleeping giant of Southeast Asia. With 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, it is the largest archipelago in the world. With almost 240 million people, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world - after China, India and the USA - and by far the largest in Southeast Asia. Indonesia also has the largest Muslim population in the world. In truth, Indonesia has a great deal of potential to become a world leader but it is hampered by severe corruption and inferior education.