What do the people of Indonesia like?

What do the people of Indonesia like?

Indonesians are regarded as being very superstitious and mystical, and enjoy slapstick humor. At the same time they are considered as one of the most conservative people in Southeast Asia. Muslim and Asian values about family and social conduct are given a prominent position. Indonesians are very polite and courteous.

What are the do’s and don’ts in Indonesia?

Treat older Indonesians with respect. Always give substantial recognition of their opinion. Try and take an unassuming attitude and be discreet about your private life with those you do not know well. Respect an Indonesian’s modesty and keep a distance from those of the opposite gender unless you know them well.

Why do Indonesian eat with hands?

First of all, mostly Indonesians use right hand (“muluk”) to eat food. They do that because they believe that food taste better eating with hands as well after eating usually they lick the fingers to show satisfaction of food taste.

How much cash can I take to Indonesia?

Currently, there is no ceiling on the amount of foreign bank notes that are carried into Indonesia although authorities require cash worth more than IDR 100 million (approx. USD $7,500) to be declared when arriving in Indonesia.

Why is Indonesian food so unhealthy?

Many Indonesian dishes tend to be covered in flour then deep-fried to give their food a crispy exterior and juicy interior. However, deep-fried foods are often high in carbohydrates and fats and may add many additional calories to your meal.

Why are there so many different people in Indonesia?

Indonesia is home to hundreds of different localities and ethnicities, and Indonesians are used to hanging out and making friends with people of different colors, religions, and views —and that includes foreign tourists. You don’t even have to fit in to be accepted.

What do you need to know about life in Indonesia?

Don’t be offended, rather adopt. Indonesian time, which is really relaxing. Respect showing: to show respect to parents, elder people, teachers and etc. younger people take their hand and touch their forehead (“salim”). Politeness: smiling is very prevalent and is often used even when people don’t like something or they don’t agree.

Is it normal to have strange habits in Indonesia?

What seems strange or baffling to a foreigner may, however be perfectly normal to an Indonesian. It all depends on one’s culture and perception. The following hints are an attempt to explain some Indonesian habits and idiosyncrasies to the unknowing expatriates to help you understand them whenever you encounter them.

What do you hate the most about being Indonesian?

Another thing that I hate is the self-judged punishment ( Main Hakim Sendiri ), and when a stupid motorcycle driver got into an accident due to his/her stupidity, it will always be the fault of the car driver. If they both were riding motorcyle?

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