the isle of gold

Explore this page and click on Joy's Travel Journal posts below to learn more about his home. We've also included some great art creations from Joy's friends around the world.

Joy says...

Halo friends!

I am so excited to share my home of Sumatra with you! It is a beautiful tropical island full of green plants, volcanoes, jungle animals and the largest flower in the world!

JoySpeak

Fast facts

Continent


Asia

Country


Republic of Indonesia

Capital City


Padang

Language


Minangkabau (Austronesian)

How to say “hello” 


Halo (hah-lo)

Population


Around 5 million

Currency


Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Area


16,221 square miles
42,013 square kilometers

Terrain


Jungles, volcanoes and lakes.

Climate


Warm tropical weather (28 °C/82.4 °F) with two seasons: wet and dry.

Climate Continued


Rainfall from October to January in the north and January to February in the south.

What to See


Jungles, volcanoes, national parks, lakes and endangered animals.


 

Where is it?

Sumatra_Map_2

West Sumatra's Flag

West Sumatra

A preview - photos, coloring pages, crafts, recipes and more!