Getting to know people and culture in Indonesia

The nature of Indonesian national culture is somewhat similar to that of India, multicultural, rooted in older societies and interethnic relations, and developed in twentieth century nationalist struggles against a European imperialism that nonetheless forged that nation and many of its institutions. There is no one unified Indonesian culture as such, but the Hindu culture of the former Majapahit empire does provide a framework for the cultural traditions of the central islands of Sumatra, Java and Bali. This country is rich in heritage and culture. There are a great number of hotels and resorts in Indonesia, but the Ascot Kuringam Jakarta is one of the best of the luxury Service apartment in Jakarta. The Ascott Kuningan Jakarta is located on a prime business location providing easy access to many of the city’s shopping, dining and entertainment venues. The 185 appointed apartments rooms are lavishly and elegantly designed, with a fully equipped kitchen, dining and luxury bathrooms. There are also a number of recreational activities such as swimming, basketball, badminton, fully-equipped gym and many more other facilities.

The legal system is based on the Old Dutch penal code, social life as well as the rites of passage is founded on customary or “adat” law, which differs from area to area. ”Adat” law has been instrumental in maintaining gender equality in Indonesia. Indonesian art forms are greatly influenced by religion. The famous dance dramas of Java and Bali are derived from Hindu mythology and often feature fragments from the Hindu epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharata. As a whole the people are artistic by nature and express themselves on canvas, wood, metals, clay and stone. The batik process of waxing and dyeing originated in Java centuries ago and classic designs have been modified with modern trends in both pattern and technology. Generally people in Indonesia are friendly, easy going and helpful.

Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+