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Indonesia Culture

  • Lamps carved from coconuts
  • Barong dance show
  • Indonesian Art
  • Traditional organic rice farmer
  • Young dancers practising

Social Conventions

Indonesian people are very polite and extremely courteous and can be quite conservative. Modest dress should be worn to avoid unwanted attention. When eating, food and drink should not be touched until the host invites guests to do so. Also, one should never accept or pass anything with the left hand. Displays of public affection are often frowned upon in Indonesia.


Indonesia is the largest Islamic country in the world with 88% of the population belonging to the Muslim faith. Protestants make up approximately 5%, Roman Catholics make up approximately 3% and Buddhists represent 1% of the population (an additional 1% of the people in Indonesia belong to other religions).


Indonesian, or “Bahasa Indonesian” is the official language of the country however, it is most of the population’s second language. Due to the size and number of islands in Indonesia, most people speak regional dialects at the home (there are approximately 583 languages) but speak Indonesian in the workplace or at school. English is commonly used in tourism destinations.



Indonesia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Indonesia.

Learn about the history and culture of Indonesia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Indonesia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Indonesia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Indonesia tours today!


Extend Your Trip 

After your Indonesia vacation, consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packagesIndia tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.



Book your Indonesia tour with Goway! 

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Indonesia tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, a romantic island stay,  a stay of distinction, an independent travel module, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Indonesia.

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