25 August, 2023
10 September


The summer of 2023 will be the first time ever for Indonesia to host the FIBA Basketball World Cup, FIBA's flagship event.

Indonesia and the city of Jakarta had already hosted FIBA Asia Cup 2022 last summer, showing an outstanding love for major international basketball competitions.

  • Indonesia - the largest archipelago in the world- is a country located in Southeast Asia region, lying between the Indian Ocean dan the Pacific Ocean. It is in a strategic location astride or along major sea lanes connecting East Asia, South Asia and Oceania.

    The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta on the northwest of Java island. The country consists of 17,508 islands, of which about 6,000 are inhabited. It has many high mountains, the highest of which are over 4,000 metres. Many of them are active volcanoes. There are tropical rainforests and jungles, as well as swampy mangrove areas make Indonesia a unique natural beauty.

    Indonesia is an ethnically diverse country, with around 1,300 distinct native ethnic groups. It makes Indonesia cuisine is one of the world's most diverse, vibrant, and colourful, full of intense flavour. Many regional cuisines exist, often based upon indigenous culture and foreign influences such as Chinese, European, Middle Eastern, and Indian precedents. In recent years, the country has hosted major international sporting events such as Asian Games 2018, Mandalika MotoGP 2022, and FIBA Asia Cup 2022, also the upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023. We will warmly welcome basketball fans from all over the world to Jakarta.

  • History

    • Indonesian history stretched from prehistory (two million to 500,000 years ago), Hindu and Buddhist Kingdom (100-1500 AD), Islamic Sultanates (1300 AD), Europan Colonization (1512-1941), Japanese occupation (1941-1945), to Republik of Indonesia (1945-now).
    • Indonesia was formerly known as the Dutch East Indies (or Netherlands East Indies).


    • As the only G20 member state in Southeast Asia, Indonesia has the largest economy in the region and is classified as a newly industrialised country.
    • Services are the economy's largest sector and account for 43.4% of GDP, followed by industry (39.7%) and agriculture (12.8%).
    • The national currency is Rupiah.


    • Indonesia is the world's largest Archipelagic state, extending 5,120 kilometres from east to west and 1,760 kilometres from north to south.
    • The country's Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investments Affairs says Indonesia has 17,504 islands (with 16,056 registered at the UN), scattered over both sides of the equator, around 6,000 of which are inhabited. 


    • The climate of Indonesia is almost entirely tropical. The uniformly warm waters that make up 81% of Indonesia's area ensure that temperatures on land remain fairly constant.
    • The coastal plains averaging 28 °C (82 °F), the inland and mountain areas averaging 26 °C (79 °F), and the higher mountain regions, 23 °C (73 °F).
    • Temperature varies little from season to season, and Indonesia experiences relatively little change in the length of daylight. The difference between the longest day and the shortest day of the year is only forty-eight minutes.


    • Indonesian is the national language. It evolved from a literary style of Malay language that was used in the royal houses of the Riau-Jambi area of eastern Sumatra, but it also has much in common with other Malay dialects as regional lingua francas.
    • Indonesian is the mother tongue for most city dwellers and is the second language for most Indonesian people, each island and region has its own language, dialect, and pronunciation.
    • English is also commonly spoken in some big cities and tourist area, mostly for youngsters.
  • Home of 700 languages and dialects

    Bahasa Indonesia is the official language, but Indonesia has over 700 different languages spoken throughout its area. Papua alone boasts over 270 spoken dialects. The total population for Indonesia is around 275 million people.

    Most of the several hundred languages spoken in Indonesia have an Austronesian base. The major exceptions are found in western New Guinea and some of the Moluccas, where different Papuan languages are used.

    The Austronesian language family is broken into several major groups within which languages are closely related though distinctly different. On Java there are three major languages - Javanese, Sundanese, and Madurese - while on Sumatra there are dozens, many of which are divided into distinct dialects. In eastern Indonesia each island has its own language, which is often not understood on the neighbouring islands.

    Rich of culture

    UNESCO has considered Indonesia to be a superpower country in terms of culture. From wayang (shadow puppets), keris (traditional daggers), batik (traditional textile originally from Java), batik training, angklung (traditional music instrument from Sunda), noken (Papuan traditional woven bags), to Saman dance from Aceh and Balinese dance, Indonesias intangible cultural heritages have been widely recognized by UNESCO. Almost 600 intangible cultural heritages are nationally listed from Indonesia.

    Beautiful beaches

    As a country made up of thousands of islands and more than 57,000 kilometers of coastline, there are countless Indonesian beaches. The beaches that line the shores of this enormous archipelago are famed for their black and golden sands, crystal clear water, prismatic coral reefs for home to millions of species and epic surf breaks.

    Komodo National Park

    Komodo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, it is home to the world’s largest lizard – the Komodo dragon. It is the largest extant species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 3 metres, and weighing up to approximately 70 kilograms.

    This national park consists of the three large islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca, as well as 26 smaller ones. Accessible only by boat, the islands offer unparalleled views and easy hikes on grassy slopes. Visitors to Komodo can enjoy world-class snorkelling in warm turquoise waters abundant with marine life, as well as dramatic white sandy beaches.

    Gelora Bung Karno sport complex

    Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex located in the primary area of Senayan, Central Jakarta where the venue for FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 was built. A modern, integrated, and enviromental-friendly multipurpose sports area that has an area of 279.1 hectares. It is the largest and one of the oldest sports complex in Jakarta and Indonesia, while also being one of the largest in Southeast Asia. Other than hosting numbers of sports facilities, the sports complex is also a popular place for people of Jakarta to do physical exercises; jogging, bicycling, aerobics and calisthenics, especially during weekends.