Central Java Culture

Javanese culture priorities the balance and harmony in everyday life. Javanese communit...

Flores Hidden Beauties

The attractiveness of nature wrapped in Flores population lives full of tradition custo...

Jambi Culture

believed to be one of the central locations of ancient Malay empire....

North Sumatra Culture

consists of various tribes and people, such as Bataks, Mandailing, Malays, Deli and tri...



The Indonesian archipelago has been an important trade region since at least the seventh century, when the Srivijaya Kingdom traded with China and India. Local rulers gradually adopted Indian cultural, religious and political models from the early centuries CE, and Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished. Indonesian history has been influenced by foreign powers drawn to its natural resources. Muslim traders brought Islam, and European powers fought one another to monopolize trade in the Spice Islands of Maluku during the Age of Discovery. Following three and a half centuries of Dutch colonialism, Indonesia secured its independence after World War II. Indonesia's history has since been turbulent, with challenges posed by natural disasters, corruption, separatism, a democratization process, and periods of rapid economic change.





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