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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 Island Marine Station

    Students based at the Hoga Island Marine 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 squat ...

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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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  • South Buton Forest Camp

    School groups visiting south Buton move to the forest camp via a short drive on a large open back truck, followed by a 2 hr (dependent on group and weather conditions) trek across fairly steep terrain. Accommodation here is in hammocks with mosquito nets, covered ...

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  • North Buton Forest Camp

    This camp is accessed via a 1 hr hike over fairly flat terrain. This hike includes several river crossings, so walking sandals (e.g. TEVA) are a necessity. The North Buton Forest Camp is set up with camp beds and mosquito nets inside large communal ...

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  • Central Buton Forest Camp

    The newest of our forest camps, the Central Buton Forest Camp is accessed via a 2-3 hour walk along a track (that can turn very muddy following rain). The trek in to camp involves 2 river crossing where walking sandals (eg TEVA) are recommended (to ...

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  • Langkumbe Valley

    Students joining this biodiversity assessment team will be trekking into the forest of the remote Langkumbe Valley as part of a small team of guides, field biologists and volunteers. An established though basic camp is used for the expedition that includes river washing, trench ...

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  • Lesan Protection Forest Camp

    The camp is reached by a long boat ride down the Lesan River (1hour). Accommodation will either be in tents under tarpaulins shelters and on staging that keeps the tents off the floor, or hammocks with mosquito nets, underneath tarpaulin. 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 cabins overlooking the water with single beds, along with western style toilet and shower facilities. Meals and lectures are taken in the communal area on site which has ...

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  • Lesan Dayak Village

    The starting point for groups is the village of Lesan Dayak. Accomodation is in local houses with a mandi (bathroom) in or near the house, consisting of a traditional squat toilet and bucket style shower. Houses are shared with the local family, and other ...

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