Indonesian Language and Travel Guide

Gary R. Chandler just signed a contract to write another version of the Language and Travel Guide to Indonesia. He will work with Hippocrene Books of New York, NY as he did on the first edition in 1994.

Indonesia includes some of the largest and most exotic islands in the world, including Bali, Java, Komodo, and Sumatra. Indonesia has more than 17,500 islands in all. The nation shares two of its largest islands with neighboring countries. The Indonesian state of Papua, formerly known as Irian Jaya, occupies the western half of New Guinea—the world’s second largest island.

“I’m really looking forward to updating the Language and Travel Guide to Indonesia,” Chandler said. “Much has changed in Indonesia.”

Chandler is the cofounder of Earth News, an international publisher of environmental books, news and information. He also founded Crossbow, an international consulting firm that specializes in health and environmental issues. The company has offices in Denver and Phoenix.

Chandler first visited Indonesia in 1993. He taught English, wrote for the Jakarta Post and Garuda magazine and saw parts of Indonesia that the outside world would like to know about. Now, he’s actively involved trying to conserve wildlife, while helping develop ecotourism across Indonesia.

Indonesia wildlife conservation

Indonesia is a beautiful country with diverse cultures and many natural wonders. It has ancient temples, beautiful beaches, hundreds of volcanoes, endangered wildlife, and abundant natural resources.

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. It includes more than 240 million people from more than 300 ethnic groups. They speak more than 250 different languages.

Indonesia language guide

Experience more of Indonesia than the average traveler by speaking Indonesian. Simple courtesies and greetings will make your trip more productive and rewarding. Our phonetic style makes it impossible to mispronounce important words. Order your hard copy

Gary Chandler

Indonesians will sparkle with delight when you speak just a few words in bahasa Indonesia.