Suriname is a culturally diverse society, with harmonious contact between its ethnic groups in the cultural sphere. Suriname's economy depends on its extensive supply of natural resources, mostly bauxite.
Most of its people are descended from African slaves and Indian and Javanese indentured labourers brought over by the Dutch to work in agriculture. Most political parties are ethnically based.
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Fine arts are traditionally middle-class concerns dominated by the cultural standards of the West. Once independed artists from different ethnic groups have received more recognition. In the kitchen tradition are crossing ethnic lines so that influences from South Asian, Javanese, Creole, Western African, and Chinese cuisine are frequently mixed.
Gold, oil and agriculture are key economic sectors. Bauxite mining has gone into decline. Efforts have been made to diversify the economy.
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Residents of most countries need a visa to enter Suriname. Some countries are exempt, including mostly Caribbean and other South American nations, as well as some Asian countries. There is a list of countries not requiring a visa on the Suriname Embassy website. Those expats who needing a visa for their move to Suriname, this can be obtained by downloading the visa form from the aforementioned website, and submitting is along with a number of other pieces of information, including:
- a passport, valid for at least six months,
- a recent passport photo,
- and a letter from the employer for expats planning on working in Suriname.