INDONESIA, the largest archipelago in the world covers more than 18 thousand of the islands, islets, and skerries spreading from Sabang in the west to Merauke in the east and from Miangas in the north to Rote in the south.
In exploring the Indonesian archipelago, you can find the astounding variety of the country in terms of natural resources including fauna and flora and it’s people in terms of ethnicity, skin color, vernacular languages, religion, and belief. Knitting togetherness in the difference as Unity in Diversity or Bhineka Tunggal Ika was long firmed since before independence (17 August 1945). They always remain committed to the principle of Unity in Diversity. Bhinneka Tunggal Ika has created and established a shared sense of national identity and encourages national integration among all ethnic groups in the archipelago of Indonesia.
This national integrity must be maintained throughout the community that lives either in the largest islands or in the smallest islands. Tourism has a valuable contribution to promote and strengthen national integration within various ethnic groups in Indonesia. Through people’s mobility on the islands and between the islands, we can find the people greet each other and appreciate something different from each other. That’s what we can witness in Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Papua, Maluku, Nusa Tenggara, Bali, and others.
Bali is one of the small islands in the Archipelago of Indonesia and most visited as a global tourist destination. Bali has and provides an almost range of related services and goods in one place for the tourism sector. People who have so-called limited vacation time to be more flexible maximizing their holiday packages by visiting some interesting touristic places. In addition to visiting Balinese Temples with their traditional & ritual activities, they can visit irrigated rice terraces, traditional agriculture, rainforest, volcanic mountain, beaches and sea for surfing, diving & snorkeling and many more.