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This section helps prepare an individual before embarking to Indonesia, such as learning the cultural etiquette, basic conversational phrases, and even some useful local numbers.
Cultural Dos and Don’ts
Indonesia is an open, friendly and peaceful country. Nevertheless, good cultural awareness will ease the culture shock and ensure that you avoid any unnecessary faux pas in daily life and business. Indonesians are taught from a very young age to remain calm in public, avoid disagreements, speak quietly with consideration and not get angered by little things. You should do the same. Adopt a humble demeanour, practice patience and remember to smile!
All about Ramadan
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim, Islamic calendar, and is a time to pray, give charity and also fasting during daylight hours. During the month of Ramadan, adult Muslims fast from dusk until dawn, unless they are ill, pregnant, diabetic, breastfeeding, or travelling. Children are not obliged to fast during Ramadan, not until they are close to their teens, but some practice in order to prepare for adult participation. Find out more what is the 5 Pillars of Islam represent.
Basic Conversational Language
Some phrases in Bahasa Indonesia that are handy to know when visiting Indonesia.
Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
More details on the exchange rate.
This section links to the various local news media in Indonesia.
RSS News Feed
This section informs the common scams and crimes to look out for when visiting Indonesia.
Crime & Security
This section lists some recommended readings about Indonesia.
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