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Archive for August, 2014

Common Indonesian Greetings (Dialogues) Posted by on Aug 31, 2014

Shake hands lightly and give a slight nod when greeting and taking leave of a person. Sometimes, a handshake is not necessary after the first meeting. Never use the left hand to greet or touch someone, as it is considered impolite and unclean. A man does not touch a woman’s hand when greeting her, except…

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Common Indonesian Greetings (Video) Posted by on Aug 26, 2014

Learn lots of common greetings in Indonesian by following this simple video. Listen to a native speaker, read the subtitles, and practice.

Traveling Across Java Video Posted by on Aug 21, 2014

Explore some of the highlights of the most populous island in the world – Java, Indonesia – in this short video. From the chaotic capital of Jakarta, to the largest Buddhist temple on Earth, to the amazing Kawah Ijen volcano with its blue flames, Java is an amazing place that should be on every traveler’s…

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Indonesian Independence Day Posted by on Aug 17, 2014

Today is Indonesia’s Independence Day, known as Hari Kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia (Hari Merdeka for short) in Indonesian. To better understand this important Indonesian holiday, here’s some background information as well as modern day customs and celebrations: Background At 10 AM on August 17th, 1945, the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence (Proklamasi Kemerdekaan Indonesia) was read in…

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Indonesian – Travel Phrases and More … Posted by on Aug 15, 2014

You might have checked the traveling preparation checklist; momentarily, you sit back and wait for the time to leave for the country and enjoy your vacation. So, what do you have left?  If it is your first time to visit the country, you might be curious about how you were going to communicate with the…

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