What makes Indonesian culture unique?

Is Indonesian culture unique and colorful?

Color plays an integral role in Indonesian lives and society. Color is intertwined with traditions, customs, and beliefs in the country. As citizens of one of the world’s most culturally and ethnically diverse countries (450 languages and over 300 ethnic groups), Indonesians interpret color in a unique way.

What is the famous culture of Indonesia?

Probably the most well-known culture of Indonesia, the Balinese are graced with a beautiful island that has attracted millions of international tourists yearly. But it’s the fascinating, well-preserved culture that keeps tourists coming back for more.

Why is Indonesian culture so diverse?

Indonesian cultures are very different from Western cultures as there exists a difference in experience, belief-systems, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, spatial relations, and much more. Moreover within Indonesian itself there exists a multitude of different cultures.

What is the food culture in Indonesia?

Indonesian cuisine varies greatly by region and has many different influences. Sumatran cuisine, for example, often has Middle Eastern and Indian influences, featuring curried meat and vegetables such as gulai and curry, while Javanese cuisine is mostly indigenous, with some hint of Chinese influence.

What are the customs of Indonesia?

As with many Asian cultures, the left hand is considered unclean. Do not touch food, pass or receive anything, touch anyone, or point with your left hand. The host and hostess are invariably the last to sit and eat. Men are usually served first.

What is so special about Indonesia?

Indonesia is located in what is called “the Pacific rim of fire” which is one of the most active volcanic areas in the world. The country alone has 150 volcanoes. It also boasts some of the most gorgeous sunsets in the world with one of the best being seen from Mount Penanjakan overlooking the famous Mt Bromo Volcano.

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