Official Name: Republic of Indonesia
Capital City: Jakarta
Official Languages: Malay
Religion: Muslim, Christian
Currency: Rupiah (Rp)
Time Zone: GMT + 7 to 9 hours
Country Domain: .id
Country Tel Code: 62
Indonesia is a country with an extraordinary variety of peoples, geographical features, flora, and fauna.
Indonesia has also been a major tourist destination for many years. Visitors find the Indonesians in general to be quiet, polite, and friendly people who appreciate harmony, restraint, and modesty. Family and extended family are of primary importance and the elderly given particular consideration.
Indonesia's more than 200 million people come from approximately 350 distinct ethnic groups, each with its own languages, customs, and heritage. Religion is also diverse - the vast majority are Muslims, but there are also Buddhists, Hindus, and Christians. Language, while officially Bahasa Indonesia, is also varied. There are about 300 other languages spoken in the country, and 70 million people speak Javanese.
Amendments to the 1945 Constitution passed between 1999 and 2002 resulted in significant changes to the entire state structure. Democratic processes in Indonesia are now considered more fully democratic. The reforms included direct elections of the president and vice-president, and a more representational electoral process for members of the Peoples' Consultative Assembly (MPR), comprised of the House of Peoples' Representatives (DPR) and the Regional Representatives' Council (DPD), under a legislative system of indirect proportional representation.
In 1966 President Sukarno transferred much of his power to General Suharto, who became Indonesia's second president. As president, Suharto returned Indonesia to the United Nations. Indonesia began to enjoy political stability and steady economic growth.
There is a broad range of housing in Jakarta from very grand to more modest. Good housing in desirable areas is expensive.
In Jakarta, expatriates may live in several neighborhoods.
International schools, representing the Australian/New Zealand, English, French, German, Dutch, Indonesian, Japanese, and U.S. systems, are abundant in Jakarta and other major cities of Indonesia. Students must generally put up a school bus bond that is amortized over five years.
Santa Fe offers Visa and Immigration services for Indonesia and countries around the world. For further information, please contact your local Santa Fe office.
Santa Fe Relocation Services Jakarta Office
Address: JL. Karanggan Muda Raya No.59 Gunung Putri 16961 Bogor, Indonesia
Contact Number: +(62-21) 2961 2990
Fax Number: Fax: +(62-21) 2961 2991
Manager: Doug Slusher
Let us assist you with obtaining a Indonesia visa, finding an apartment or school in Jakarta, and more!
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