Blair, Lawrence. Ring of Fire: Exploring the Last Remote Places of the World. New York: Bantam Books, 1988.
This book, which is illustrated with colour photographs, describes the ten years that the author spent travelling in the islands of Indonesia and his encounters with Indonesian people.

Draine, Cathie and Barbara Hall. Culture Shock! Indonesia. Portland, Oregon: Graphic Arts Centre, 1990.
A general introduction to Indonesian culture, customs, language and food.

Mirpuri, Gouri. Cultures of the World: Indonesia. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1990.
A well-illustrated children's book that introduces the reader to Indonesian life and culture.

Toer, Pramoedya Ananta. The Mute's Soliloquy: A Memoir, translated by Willem Samuels. New York: Hyperion East, 1999.
A collection of notes, essays and letters written by the Indonesian author while he was imprisoned on the island of Buru by the Indonesian government. He describes his imprisonment and social conditions in Indonesia.


The Offical Web-site of Indonesia and Bali Tourism
Embassy of Indonesia, Ottawa Canada