JAVA IS HOME to 141 million people, slightly more than Russia, which is over 120 times larger. More than half of all Indonesians live on this 1000km long island, which hosts ancient Buddhist and Hindu monuments, mountains, beaches, royal cities, volcanoes and more.
Just off its northern coast is Madura, where the annual bull racing festival takes place.
A woma works gold on the streets of Madura.
Pedal powered trishaws in the main square of Bangkalan, the main town on Madura.
Indonesian tourists on the beach, Madura.
A jockey charges the lungs as he prepares to race.
Bull racing attracts big crowds and big prizes. Events move around the island at the end of the dry season.
Jockeys have next to control over the bulls, holding on and hoping they go straight and fast.
Standing on a pole, holding the tail of two angry bulls, and charging at full speed. What could possibly go wrong?
A jockey holds on for dear life to the tails of his bulls, bouncing along on his chariot without wheels.
Fishing as well as farming are the principle occupations on Madura.
9th century Borobodur is decorated with 2,672 relief panels.
504 statues look out from 9 tiers, making Borobodur one of the great monuments of South East Asia.
The population of the capital, Jakarta, swells by many milions in the day time as people come in for work.
Merdeka Square, Jakarta. The obelisk is Suharto's gift to the country, although he did steal a few billion dollars.
Madura, famed for its bull-racing, is located off the coast of Surabaya. Indonesians say of Madura "makanannya pedas, orangnya juga pedas." The food is hot, and the people are fiery too.
The monument was abandoned since the 1400s, and British Governor of Java brought it to the world's attention in 1814.