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what is the culture in Indonesia?

 

Good to Know in Indonesia

Indonesia is A country in Asia that borders Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia. The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta.

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    Language: The official language of Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia. English is usually not spoken very well. Children do learn English at schools. 
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    Safety: In Indonesia it is generally safe to travel. Just do not travel to the north of Lombok or the Gili slands. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions can occur in Indonesia. 
  • Vaccinations: Vaccinations for DTP and Hepatitis A are recommended for Indonesia.  
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    Ticket prices: When you fly to Indonesia you often fly with A stopover. You can get A plane ticket for around 500 Euros. 
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    On the road in Indonesia: In Indonesia it is genrally good to travel by bus. If you want to travel to another island, it often means that you haveto take the boat or the plane.
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    Purchasing power: In Indonesia, life is not expensive. If you eat locally, you can provide your meals with less than ten (10) Euros A day. In the tourist areas, such as Bali, everything is generally more expensive. 
 

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Fun-facts

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    Indonesia is spread across an archipelago of many thousands of islands, however, noone can really agree on just how many there are .
  • Bali is the busiest. Despite the abundance of islands, persons tend to cram onto just one fight for space: Bali.
  • It can be hard to believe while standing in modern, metropolitan Jakarta that uncontested tribes are assumed to still exit in the jungles of some of the islands.
  • Volcanoes are definitely A thing. Indonesia has around 127 active volcanoes.

Tips

  • Do not take all your valuables with you when you go out. Try to keep your money and credit cards at your hotel. 
  • Make sure to stock up on bottled water while travelling to Indonesia, as drinking tap water is not recommended.
  • Anticipate the unexpected. Be aware that cancellations, missed transportation, weather changes can all occur.
  • Drive on the left. If you decide to join the masses and hop on A scooter of your own, be prepared to drive on the left side of the road.