The Islands of Indonesia is a growing photo project about endless islands and countless people, cultures and languages.

I love the nature,  the diversity of people and cultures on this fantastic islands.

Reading the following from Lonely Planet I know why.

The numbers astound even as they boggle: 17,000 islands (or is it 20,000?), 8000 inhabited (or is it 11,000?), 300 languages spoken (or is it 400?); the list goes on.

The world’s fourth most populace country – 240 million and counting – is a sultry kaleidoscope that runs along the equator for 5000km. It may well be the last great adventure on Earth. From the western tip of Sumatra to the eastern edge of Papua is a nation that defies homogenisation. A land of so many cultures, peoples, animals, customs, plants, features, artworks and foods that it is like 100 countries melded into one (or is it 200?).

And we’re talking differences that aren’t just about an accent or a preference for goat over pork, we are talking about people who are as radically different from each other as if they came from different continents. No man may be an island but here every island is a unique blend of the men, women and children who live upon it. Over time deep and rich cultures have evolved, from the mysteries of the spiritual Balinese to the utterly non-Western belief system of the Asmat people of Papua.

This Site is not a Guide Book and the information is neither complete nor the absolute truth. Most of the information has been found on other webpages witch are credited below an article and on the valuables page. As mentioned on the top, this is a growing photo project about the beauty of the nature, cultures and the amazing people living on those islands.

Doris Mueggler