Indonesia is an incredibly large country, made up of approximately 18,000 islands, and stretching across 5,000km! It has a population of around 260 million people. As Indonesia is so diverse, there are around 730 different languages spoken. On the islands where we work, people will speak a slightly different language to those living in the next village to them. However, the official language of Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia, which is generally spoken by everyone.


Related Locations

  • Hoga

    Students based at the Hoga Island Marine Research Station will be living on an idyllic tropical island surrounded by white sandy beaches and pristine coral reefs. Traditionally-built wooden houses serve as accommodation on the island and are complete with their own bathroom (mandi-style, with ...

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  • Pantai Nirwana (Bau Bau)

    The Bau Bau marine site is located in the south of Buton Island. As this site is on Buton Island, it requires less travel to get to than the Hoga site, and all travel is overland from the airport, or the forest camps. The ...

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  • Labundo

    The main base for the university students doing the jungle training course, and the starting point for school students in south Buton is the village of Labundo. Accommodation is in picturesque local village houses with a mandi (bathroom) in or near the house, consisting ...

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  • South Buton Forest Camp

    For school groups visiting south Buton, after their first night in Labundo they will move to the forest camp. This will involve a short drive on a large open back truck, followed by a 3-6 hr (dependent on group and weather conditions) hike across ...

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  • North Buton Forest Camp

    This camp is approximately an 8hr drive from Bau Bau and is accessed via a 1-2 hr hike over fairly flat terrain. This hike includes several river crossings, so river shoes (marine booties) are a necessity. The north Buton forest camp is set up ...

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  • Central Buton Forest Camp

    This is the newest of our forest camps. It is approximately a 6hr drive from Bau Bau, followed by a 1-3hr trek (dependent on the group and weather conditions). Accommodation here is in hammocks with mosquito nets, and there are basic washing facilities ...

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  • Northwest Buton

    Students joining the rapid biodiversity assessment team will be trekking into the forest in northwest Buton as part of a small team of guides, field biologists and volunteers. There is an established base camp for this expedition, and fly camps will be run from ...

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  • Borneo

    Borneo is the largest island in Asia and the third largest island in the world. Most of the island is part of Indonesia (known as Kalimantan) but much of the northern shoreline is part of Malaysia and there is also the tiny Kingdom of ...

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  • Lesan Protection Forest Camp

    The camp is reached by a long boat ride down the Lesan River (1hour). Accommodation will be in tents under tarpaulins shelters and on staging that keeps the tents off the floor. There are mattresses inside so it is comfortable. On site there are ...

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  • Derawan Island

    The marine site is on Derawan island which is a popular dive resort island. Accommodation is in stilted cabins over the water in shared rooms with bunk beds. There are flush toilets and showers in each of the cabins. Meals are taken in the ...

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