Category Social conventions and accepted etiquette in Indonesia

Diverse ethnicities and cultures mean varied social conventions can vary across Indonesia’s many regions. But a core set of appropriate manners and conventions is observed nationally. We look at what you need to be aware of and what you should or should not do to avoid embarrassment for for yourself and your hosts. It’s a long list but it fundamentally boils down to being polite and courteous.

We look too at how you can expect Indonesian people will react to and interact with you, and at how you should best respond. It may be quite different to how you are accustomed to being seen, especially away from the big cities. – you might even find yourself enjoying to celebrity status.