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WHEN TO GO Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – wet and dry – and there are no extremes of winter and summer. In most parts of Indonesia, the wet season falls between October and April (low season), and the dry season between May and September (high season). Rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain nonstop for days. In some parts of the country, such as Bali, the difference between the seasons is modest – the dry season just seems to be slightly hotter and slightly drier than the wet season.

The Majapahit kingdom reached its zenith during the reign of King Hayam Wuruk (1350–89) who was ably assisted by his prime minister and brilliant military commander Gajah Mada. Their names mean, respectively, Rotting Chicken and Rutting Elephant. Return to beginning of chapter MAJAPAHIT The first Indonesian sultanates came into being while the greatest of Indonesia’s Hindu-Buddhist states, Majapahit, was flourishing in eastern Java. Like the earlier Sriwijaya, Majapahit’s success was trade-based.

Slow down – if you have the time, enjoy a ferry, don’t fly. Trek responsibly – Click hereDive responsibly – Click here For organisations that have more information on the local environment and may be able to use your help in protecting it, Click here. See also this book’s GreenDex for attractions, tours and accommodation choices selected by the authors because they meet our criteria for sustainable tourism. Return to beginning of chapter TRAVEL LITERATURE Wrapping your head around Indonesian culture can be a daunting task, as the country’s history, economics, politics and culture have been widely interpreted and documented by a host of writers.

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