A multitude of cultural groups inhabit over 17,508 islands that make up Indonesia. The country’s diversity is among its most conspicuous features, whether seen in physical terms or in human terms. A complex and rich history has heightened the Indonesian experience. Modernisation is transforming the human geography of the country, with expanding road networks, a growing health and educational infrastructure, and rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. Changes on this scale mean inevitable transformations in the way Indonesians and especially young Indonesians are thinking about themselves, their lives and their futures. This volume, while demonstrating an environmental lattice within which development is occurring, also traces the threads of interaction and change that are such a part of the modernisation process, of people’s lives.