Squiz the World goes to… Indonesia

Each week, we give the world globe a spin, and see where we land. Then we take the kids of Australia on an audio excursion to visit that country and its people.

Buckle up kids. Amanda Bower is your captain, and we’re jetting off to a place filled with adventure and mystery—Indonesia! Imagine a land where you’re never more than a hop, skip, and a jump away from an island (over 17,000 of them, to be exact). It’s a place where big sharks and even bigger crocodiles might be your neighbors across the sea. Indonesia isn’t just any country; it’s the largest archipelago in the world and home to more people than you can count in a day—275 million, to be precise. We’ll dive into its rich history, from the spice trade to brave battles for independence, and even learn a bit of Bahasa Indonesia. And guess what? Dragons are real here, at least Komodo dragons are! So, get your seatbelts on and make sure your tray tables are securely locked away. The Squiz Kids Super Fast Supersonic Jetliner is about to take a squiz at Indonesia’s wonders. It’s going to be an unforgettable ride, so let’s get started and have the most excellent day exploring together!

For the full episode transcript click here.


All About Komodo Dragons: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/komodo-dragon

Watch Komodos hunting in the wild: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaVkZ7BP-i8

Tumpeng recipe: http://fndrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/03/nasi-tumpeng.html