Comprising over 17,000 picturesque islands, including Java, Sumatra and Bali, Indonesia is home to the world's second largest rainforest, exotic species of plants and animals, ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, and miles of beaches. The author includes plenty of pictures of these beautiful sites and information on reaching them. He recommends other points of interest, tours, and sports, including surfing, golf, scuba diving and fishing. The Indonesian language is introduced through useful words and phrases. Using these words and applying the simple grammar and pronunciation rules provided, travellers will be able to communicate quickly and effectively. A special chapter includes important words, phrases and courtesies necessary for conducting business.