Category Safety for you and your things in Indonesia – FACTS and some simple rules

The activities of extremist Muslims, particularly in the Middle East and Europe, have caused many Western people to be fearful of visiting Indonesia, other than the predominantly Hindu resort island of Bali. Yet the FACTS show most international travelers will be safer when visiting Indonesia than if they stayed at home.  Articles under this topic set out the statistics that tell the real story and their source. By international standards Indonesia is a very safe place and you may be surprised to learn which Western countries are judged less safe.

None-the-less you should be taking simple, practical common sense precautions  to avoid preventable risks for yourself and your possessions just as you would when visiting any other foreign land. We take you through some reminders and suggestions.