Category The new Indonesia – a nation being transformed

Looking at modern Indonesia and its rapid emergence as the economic and political powerhouse of Southeast Asia. It’s a remarkable achievement in a nation with less than 80 years of independence, only two decades of democratic government, a fractured and difficult geography, and one of the most diverse populations of any country on earth.

You will almost certainly be surprised at the levels of development and sophistication you will see in the bigger cites. Even more as you learn how recently it has happened. It’s in stark contrast to the traditional rustic images of rural Indonesia in the minds of many Western people.

Indonesia still has challenges but is a nation on the move. You will be viewing the evidence of its march towards joining the top four or five economies in the world.