Indonesia

Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania between the Indian and Pacific oceans. Made up of over 17,000 islands.

Capital City

Jakarta

Currency

Indonesian Rupiah

Total population:

273.5 million (2020)

Languages spoken:

Indonesian

Cultural dos:

Express directly when you enjoy someone’s company or like them. People look for explicit signs of approval and friendship. 

Cultural don’ts

Avoid using your left hand when doing things. It is considered dirty since it does all the dirty work in the bathroom.

Continent:

Asia

Top three foods the country is known for:

  • Sop Buntut (oxtail soup)
  • Indonesian satay (meat on skewers cooked over coals),
  • Beef Rending (beef curry but without the broth),

Bonus

  • Nasi Rawon (beef stew with keluak nut flavours)
  • Es cincau (black glass jelly on ice 0 with coconut milk syrup and ice)

 

What the country is known for :

  • The dreamy island of Bali,
  • Volcanoes,
  • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary,
  • Rice Fields,
  • Fire dances,
  • Orangutans,
  • Gili Islands,
  • Raja Ampat islands

More About Indonesia

The island of Bali is by far the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia.  The clear water and pristine beaches make for never ending photo shoots with paradise in the background. Kuta Beach is the most popular beach for surfing and relaxing in the sun while Nusa Dua Beach has less human traffic but is still enjoyable. There are several temples dotted across the island that are worth a visit. Examples include Pura Tanah Lot, Uluwatu Temple, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan and the Instagram favourite Lempuyang Temple Complex.

Near the Javanese city of Yogyakarta lies Borobudur ancient temple. It is a UNESCO world heritage site that’s viewed as one of the most sacred Bhuddist sites in the world. Breathtaking views of the temple can be best enjoyed in the morning as the sunrises but if you’re not an early bird, perhaps a sunset visit works better for you (although anytime of the day is still fine).

English

Indonesian

Hello

Halo

Goodbye

Selamat tinggal

Please

Silakan

Thank you

Terima kasih

How much?

Berapa banyak?

Do you speak English?

Apakah kamu berbicara bahasa Inggris?

Where is the toilet?

Dimana toiletnya?

May I please have some water?

Bolehkah saya minta air?

I would like some food please

Saya ingin beberapa makanan tolong

Where can I get a taxi?

Di mana saya bisa mendapatkan taksi?

Berapa banyak?

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