Why Did the Europeans Come to Indonesia? History Revealed

Indonesia has long history of colonialism by European, including Dutch, Portuguese, Spain, France, England, and one from Asia, Japan. Why Indonesia became interesting for them? Why did the Europeans come to Indonesia in the first place? As we know, we were told that the Europeans, came to Asia because of three factors, gold, gospel, and […]

When Did Indonesia Became Independent from the Dutch?

Indonesia and the Netherlands shared special relationship where they have shared history of colonial interactions for centuries. If you curious about when did Indonesia became independent from the Dutch, read explanation below. Dutch People Arrival and Start of Colonization Dutch people first arrived in Indonesia on June 22nd, 1596. They came to Indonesia through Banten […]

Why Is Green A Forbidden Colors in Indonesia? Cultures and Myths

If you want to travel to several places in Indonesia, you might ever heard people saying that you should avoid using green colored clothes. Why Is Green A Forbidden Colors in Indonesia You may be confused, but this prohibition is widely believed by Indonesian people. So, why is green a forbidden color in Indonesia? To […]

Colors in Indonesian Culture – The Hidden Meaning

Indonesia is a country where many people from different cultures meet and live in one country. Each culture has its own uniqueness and characteristics. For people outside Indonesia, this is an interesting topic to discuss. Here, we will discuss about colors in Indonesian culture. White in Indonesian Culture In almost all parts of the world, […]

How Good Are Indonesians in Speaking English, Their Accent and Fluency?

In the previous article [Read: Is English Widely Spoken in Bali?], we have described about English in Bali. From the article, we know that Bali is Indonesia’s province with the highest English skill level beating Jakarta Capital Region, Yogyakarta Special Region, and East Java. Yet, still not all Balinese speak English. In this article we […]

Discovering How to Be Polite in Bali – What to Say and Not to Say

Indonesia is famous by its cultures and rules in different provinces it has. The cultures or rules in different provinces must give different perspectives and practice when people decide to visit this country. As the tourist, it is better to follow or practice the cultures procession and rules which are applied in the provinces or […]

How Many Languages Do Indonesians Speak?

Most of Indonesian people can speak more than one language. Most of them understand and can speak in Bahasa Indonesia, one of Indonesian local language based on their location, and even they also can speak English. To know more about how many languages do Indonesians speak, read the complete explanation below. A Brief History of […]

Can I Marry with Indonesian Girl without Having Indonesian Citizenship?

You love your girlfriend and her country, Indonesia. Should you be an Indonesian? Seriously want to take her down the aisle, you must be thinking about this. Based on your condition, maybe now is not the right time for you to have Indonesian citizenship. So, can you marry without having Indonesian citizenship? Sure! Why not? […]