Thetraveljunkie.org – August is all about taking a break and doing the things that enhance your quality of life. And we’ve devised a celebration of Indonesian Independence Day in Brisbane – to make life just a bit nicer. From volcanoes to surf beaches and the Komodo Dragon, Indonesia is a drawcard for holiday-makers from all around the globe. While I can’t travel there at the moment, I can still celebrate Indonesian Independence Day on August 17 by sitting at my favourite spots and enjoying the city changing to red and white like the Indonesian flag.
Did you know Indonesia is home to the shortest males on the planet? The average height of its male residents is just 1.58m, compared to The Netherlands where the average adult male is 1.838m tall.
It is also the fourth most populous country in the world with more than 260 million people calling Indonesia home.
Found on only five of the 18,307 islands that make up Indonesia, the Komodo Dragon is the world’s largest lizard – weighing up to 68 kg and possessing toxic bites, these truly fearsome reptiles hunt and kill far bigger animals, even humans!
Based on fresh spices and herbs, Indonesian food is one of the most delicious in the world – think gudeg, nasi goreng, and beef rendang just to name a couple of dishes – whatever you choose to enjoy, it’s not a real meal without rice!
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