Map of Indonesia

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After almost 3 months of waiting, yesterday I finally received this card (along with a few others) from Jennifer from Indonesia. 🙂

Indonesia is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising 13,466 islands. The nation’s capital city is Jakarta.  Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN and a member of the G-20 major economies. The Indonesian economy is the world’s 16th largest by nominal GDP. Indonesia consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups. The largest – and politically dominant – ethnic group are the Javanese. Indonesia’s national motto, “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (“Unity in Diversity” literally, “many, yet one”), articulates the diversity that shapes the country. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world’s second highest level of biodiversity. The country has abundant natural resources, yet poverty remains widespread.

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Myanmar

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My first postcard from Myanmar comes from Thitar. 🙂 It shows the painting “Blanket seller” by Myanmar artist Win Thaw.

Myanmar, or Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar which is derived from the Burmese Empire (1500-1000BC) is a country in Southeast Asia. It lies on the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea coast with Bangladesh and India to the west, China to the north, and Laos and Thailand to the east. Burma’s population of over 60 million makes it the world’s 24th most populous country and, at 676,578 square kilometres, it is the world’s 40th largest country and the second largest in Southeast Asia. Burma is a country rich in jade and gems, oil, natural gas and other mineral resources.