About the Host Country - Indonesia
Indonesia is the world's biggest archipelagic
state in South-East Asia consisting of 17,508 islands (6,000
of them inhabited) that straddle the equator. The largest
islands are Sumatra, Java (the most populous), Bali, Kalimantan,
Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara Islands, the Moluccas Islands and
Papua. Indonesia borders Malaysia to the north and Papua
New Guinea and Timor-Leste to the east. The archipelago
connects the Indian and Pacific oceans. The capital
and the largest city is Jakarta on Java Island.
Indonesia encompasses an area of 1,919,440 sq km, of which 93,000
sq km is covered by water. Its coastline is 54,716 km long.
Indonesia is home to a diverse ecology. Wallace's line,
a zoological demarcation between Asian and Australian flora
and fauna, divides Indonesia.
Indonesia's population of more than 220 million makes it the fourth most populous
country in the world. The major ethnic groups are Javanese
(45 per cent), Sundanese (14 per cent), Madurese (7.5 per
cent) and coastal Malays (7.5 per cent). Other groups make
up 26 per cent. Muslims make up 88 per cent of the population,
Protestants 5 per cent, Roman Catholics 3 per cent, Hindus
2 per cent and Buddhists 1 per cent.
The official language is Bahasa Indonesia (a modified form of Malay). Other languages
spoken are English and a variety of local dialects.
Indonesia is a country rich of cultural heritage and natural marvels.
A travel desk will be available at JCC to help those wishing
to purchase tour packages. Tour and travel services can
also be found at major Hotels.
The major industries are petroleum and natural gas, textiles, apparel, footwear,
mining, cement, chemical fertilizers, plywood, rubber, food
and tourism. Indonesia's natural resources are petroleum,
tin, natural gas, nickel, timber, bauxite, copper, fertile
soil, coal, gold and silver.
Indonesia's international direct dialing code is 62. The Jakarta city code is 21. The Internet
country code is "id". Indonesia covers three time zones;
Jakarta is GMT/UTC + 7.
Local and international
direct-dial telephone and facsimile services, as well as
computer, printer and internet access will be available
at JCC. Cell phones using the GSM system may be operated
The power supply in Indonesia is
220 volts AC, 50 hertz.
Plug adaptors should have two round pins.
It is customary to tip porters as well as hotel
and restaurant service personnel. Tipping is not
required when a 10 per cent service charge is already included
in a bill.
Business and Shopping Hours
Offices are generally open from 08.30 to 16.30 hours, Mondays through Fridays.
Shops and businesses are generally open from 10.00 to 21.00
Major shopping malls have taxi stands. The
following malls are near JCC and the designated hotels:
- Plaza Senayan, Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8, Senayan. Hours:
10.00-22.00, Tel. 572-5555, website: http://www.plaza-senayan.com.
- Plaza Semanggi, Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 50 Lt 6, Jakarta 12930. Tel. 527-5878, 2553-6388, Fax
- Pasaraya Grande, Jl. Iskandarsyah II No. 2, Blok M.
Tel. 722-2221, 726-0170, website: http://www.pasarayagrande.com.
- Plaza Blok M, Jl. Bulungan No. 76, Blok M. Hours: 10.00-22.00,
Tel. 720-5586, 720-9288, 720-9101.
- Sarinah, Jl. M.H. Thamrin 11, Menteng. Hours: 9.00-21.00 Tel. 323-008.
- Plaza Indonesia, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 28-30, Facing Welcome statue on Bundaran HI. Hours: 10.000-22.00 Tel.
310-7272, 390-3728, website: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Fire Department: 113/371/309
Telephone directory information
Medistra Hospital:+62-21 521-0200
MMC Hospital:+62-21 520-3435
Graha Medika Hospital:+62-21 530-0887
Pondok Indah Hospital:+62-21 765-7525
Ayumas Gunung Agung:+62 21 349-490
Mandara Artha Citra:+62 21 320-408
Piti Pili:+62 21 720-4292
Sarinah Money Changer:+62 21 323-008, ext. 315
Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta International Airport
Telephone:+62 21 550 5179 or
National Organizing Committee Contact Details
Communication with the National Organizing Committee/Government of Indonesia
is possible through:
Directorate for Economic Development
and Environmental Affairs
Directorate General for Multilateral
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia