作者名称 国旗国籍

Micah 米嘉德

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2019.09.14 11:57

Can someone tell me what's ok to do in Indonesia and what's not

ok to do. Every country has social and unspoken rules. I don't want to offend anyone while I'm visiting accidentally.
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  • Gii 2019.09.14 12:03

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    Jangan pipis sembarangan 🙁
  • alvinnickykarl 2019.09.14 12:04

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    Hi! In Indonesia always friendly with people who have good behavior, Respecting culture that exists, and another way to communicate when the first person meets local people here is with a smile. Maybe that's it
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 12:04

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    @Gii Ok, I will remember this.
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 12:11

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    @alvinnickykarl Yes but I don't know much about the culture that's why I'm asking this. Good behavior is different in every country. Good practice in one country and still be rude in another.
  • renny purwasi 2019.09.14 12:13

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    Don't give anything using your left hand. Do it when giving something using the right hand. Maybe this is, hopefully it helps 😊
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 12:14

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    @renny purwasi This is like my family. We also don't eat with our left hand. Thank you.
  • Nurul 2019.09.14 12:15

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    Don't forget to smile when you meet anyone. Don't be shy to ask anything you don't understand. Indonesians are friendly and kind to foreigners.☺
  • renny purwasi 2019.09.14 12:17

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    @Micah 米嘉德 Yes, you're welcome 😊
  • alvinnickykarl 2019.09.14 12:17

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    @Micah 米嘉德 In Indonesia we have many different cultural systems in every area, but all I say is a public image of Indonesian culture😁. Oohh where the hell were you going in Indonesia?
  • alvinnickykarl 2019.09.14 12:19

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    @Micah 米嘉德 But maybe if you want to know more about Indonesia in any way I'll give you reference to the article or something else for you to know
  • アンッゲル ニキ ラ 2019.09.14 12:21

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    Actually it same like when you visiting other Countries.
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 12:25

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    @アンッゲル ニキ ラ The social taboos are the same?
  • アンッゲル ニキ ラ 2019.09.14 12:33

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    Urmm, ,🤔If you traveling without outfits is one of taboos in here. I think you won't do the silly thing like that.☺😉
  • Ihsanosaurus 2019.09.14 12:34

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    Indonesian people usually ask for photo to foreigner, eat with hands instead of spoon and fork, and there is no tissue in toilet
  • Ami_Marpaung 2019.09.14 12:34

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    @Micah 米嘉德 According to me. You just have to be polite. Cause, Indonesian people really like politeness.. both in the form of speech and behavior.
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 12:34

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    @Ihsanosaurus Thankyou. This was the kind of info I was wondering about.
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 12:35

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    @Ami_Marpaung politeness varies from the country can you explain in more detail ?
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 12:36

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    @Nurul Awsome!
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 12:37

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    @アンッゲル ニキ ラ Haha we have beaches like that here. I might have if I thought it was ok.
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 12:37

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    @Ihsanosaurus Why a photo?
  • Cyntia Maria 2019.09.14 12:41

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    Indonesia has so many culture. Its depends on where were you going when you are here.
  • アンッゲル ニキ ラ 2019.09.14 12:43

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    @Micah 米嘉德 i just told you one of the taboos in here. well, it just be ok if you visiting a beach in Bali. 😀😁
  • Ihsanosaurus 2019.09.14 12:49

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    @Micah 米嘉德 I don't know. Maybe because we consider caucasian people are advanced in many ways than ours, and some of us are really proud to have international friends, so they might ask you for selfie with them, like pretend to have foreigners friend 😂 And also not many foreigners here like USA, except Bali
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 12:53

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    @Ihsanosaurus Haha trust me ...... We are not haha. If you ever visit I will show you what I mean.
  • Ash Ash 2019.09.14 12:55

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    Indonesian do very little physical contact, only shake hands.. Indonesian who do a lot of physical/skin touch with other people will usually be considered bad, but not for those who have relationships.
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 12:56

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    @Ash Ash Thankyou. I live in an area where people are very touchy. This is good to know.
  • Ash Ash 2019.09.14 12:58

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    @Micah 米嘉德 you're welcome
  • Ihsanosaurus 2019.09.14 12:59

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    @Micah 米嘉德 hahaha yeah of course you are not. But some of indonesian who living in the village and slums consider foreigners especially caucasian are rich, beautiful, handsome 😂.
  • Syifa 2019.09.14 13:03

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    Take ur sandal or shoes off before entering someone's home (for visiting), most of us are curious about ur age, don't feel offended because it's a common question here. If u pass someone older than u, please smile n bend down a bit it's a polite gesture. N maybe some girls with scarf will reject to handshake with you, it's not bcs we aren't polite but bcs they are religious one.
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 13:04

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    @Syifa It's ok, thank you. My mom is from Iraq. I understand some of the religious rules. I will remember all of this.
  • Syifa 2019.09.14 13:12

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    @Micah 米嘉德 oh I forget,, we are blessed with so many spicy meals here😅😅 think twice before u order food. Don't drink alcohol in public area. N learn a few local common phrase like Terimakasih for thank you. Etc
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 13:14

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    @Syifa I LOVE spicy food
  • Syifa 2019.09.14 13:16

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    @Micah 米嘉德 seriously , please think twice before u take a spoonful of chilli paste here😅
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 13:16

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    @Syifa I will :p
  • Syifa 2019.09.14 13:42

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    @Micah 米嘉德 try "ayam geprek" 😂
  • Evriza 2019.09.14 14:32

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    @Micah 米嘉德 Dont litter, that's the main thing!
  • Heriyanto 2019.09.14 14:52

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    Where province are you want to go? Indonesian have many culture. Because indonesia is large country
  • Heriyanto 2019.09.14 15:00

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    Medan city does not have a crossing bridge. You must use your right hand to stop the vehicle. but be careful because the vehicle runs fast.
  • Heriyanto 2019.09.14 15:14

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    Dont dirty talk at recreation tourist attraction. Example if you go to lake toba. If you on ship in lake toba. You will get disasteraccording to belief in lake toba. Jangan cakap kotor di tempat wisata. Contohnya di danau toba. Jika kamu naik kapal di danau toba dan cakap kotor. Menurut kepercayaan warga sekitar kamu akan mendapatkan mala petaka☺
  • Gita Debriyanti 2019.09.14 15:16

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    Just smile! People from Indonesia, especially on the island of Java, appreciate the polite smile of foreign people they are introducing, and they will certainly give you a smile back. Friendliness is in their nature, so you should just be relaxed. When you are approaching older people, it is considered as a really polite gesture to bend down a bit. Not all of the people actually do that, but it shows your respect and older people will appreciate it, especially if they notice that you come from another country. When you are talking to someone, you should use following titles which will make you sound more respectful and polite: Bapak for men Ibu for women Mas for boys Mbak for girls
  • diani 2019.09.14 16:14

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    Call persons who older than you with "bapak/pak+his name(male, age above 27)" and "bu+her name(female, age above 27)". In order to be more polite
  • Maulinaza 2019.09.14 16:24

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    I think its depend on where will you go? Bcs every place has their own rules and their taboo. Like if you go to Bali, they have "ritual offering" and if you walk in the street and hit that, please ask the owner what should you do to get their apologies
  • Micah 米嘉德 2019.09.14 16:54

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    @ Haha i assumed thats bad everywhere
  • Haruhime 2019.09.14 23:49

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    Yeah, it depends to where area that you are going to. I can say in Bali, you only have to smile and greet the people. Many people when you pass by will say "Hello, sir! Where are from?" Just respond them, many of them just want to practice their English with natives. Don't be rude, driving safely. Because recently there are many foreigners breaking the rules when they are riding motorbike. Rest, don't worry too much, since many foreigners are visiting Bali, they will try to understand your culture too... Hope these could help you.
  • saphira 2019.09.15 00:19

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    I think there are many good suggestions here, I want to add one more thing. if you go to a traditional market, you should be able to bargain with polite, for example "mahal sekali, bolehkan harganya dikurangi?" and with smile. Because sometimes in traditional markets they will give high prices to tourists
  • Adisti Kanasti A 2020.01.10 09:41

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    Aaaand....don't forget to learn java language.. because java language is fun ... there are several levels of language in it and java letters are unique ... ancient roman letters...u can try..

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