| Culture Tips
When giving or receiving things, always use your right hand. It is considered impolite to use your left hand, since left hand is deemed as the ‘restroom-business hand'. (While westerners use tissue, Indonesian people in general use water and their hands to do their restroom business.)
Whenever you visit the home of Indonesians, always take off your shoes at the main entrance, unless the owner of the house told you otherwise.
Head is considered as something sacred. Avoid petting or touching people's head, especially older people's.
Indonesians refer older male as ‘pak' which is the abbreviation of ‘bapak' (which means sir), and the older female as ‘bu' which is the abbreviation of ‘ibu'(which means ma'am).
In most western country, a person is called by their last name. John Smith will be called Mr. Smith. However, in Indonesia , John Smith will be called Mr. John.
Indonesian is the most populated Islamic country in the world. Avoid serving or giving any food that contain pork to the Muslims.
During Ramadan Month (The feasting month for the Muslims), to show consideration to the Muslims, most restaurants cover the sights by fixing curtain on the windows.