What Not to Do?

When you are a guest in another country is important to you to behave in an appropriate manner.

Indonesia is a country with a rich culture full of centuries-old traditions that are still used today, we advise you to understanding and to show respect for the culture and traditions of the country and you will see that this is very appreciated by the Indonesians and just may be to your advantage during your journey through the exotic Indonesia.

What not to do?

There are some issues to keep in mind when visiting Indonesia. Here are some important tips on what not to do in Indonesia.


For example, never talk about corruption in public. Corruption is a major problem in Indonesia but unfortunately there is little to nothing to done and people have some sort of accepted. Tourist brands here rather little of during their stay in Indonesia.

Body language

Kissing and groping each other in public is not appreciated in Indonesia. Please keep this in mind. Also pointing with feet and fingers to people and religious structures such as mosques and temples is regarded as rude


With uncovered arms and legs enter a mosque or temple is strictly not recommended. Respect the faith and keep this in mind. Also do your shoes or slippers before a mosque or temple enters.


Alcohol does not belong to the daily use in Indonesia. It comes, of course, for in the tourist industry. At hotels, cafés and international restaurants you can just order a beer, wine or spirits. However, use no alcohol in public. Most Muslims don't drink alcohol.


Drugs is prohibited throughout Indonesia. When using or dealing in all types of drugs (soft drugs & hard drugs) high prison sentences are on and even the death penalty.

Drive yourself

The roads in Indonesia (except on Bali) to contrast with other Asian countries such as Thailand and Malaysia very bad and traffic rules can sometimes be confusing. We do not recommend if Indonesia newbie self behind the wheel to crawl and car drive in Indonesia. Private chauffeured services in Indonesia is very cheap. 12 hours, you can use your own Toyota Avanza with driver for a few dozen euros. See our page private transport for day use.


There are a total of six religions in Indonesia including Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholicism, Protestantism and Confucianism. 86% of the total population is Islamtisch and makes Indonesia the country with the largest Muslim population in the world. Respect the faith of the population and never speak negatively about in public. Religion is not a taboo in Indonesia. You can expect that you will be asked is what your faith is when travelling through Indonesia.