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I just noticed yesterday that I'll be landing in Indonesia smack bang in the middle of Ramadan. Now for the whole month of August i''ll be on an organised trip so it shouldn't affect my travel plans. However what other ways might it affect me and what differences will I notice compared to how Indonesians live the rest of the year. I don't drink so that shouldn't be a problem however is there anything else I shouldn't do given the month that it is in. I'm not going to be walking around in revealing clothes except if I go swimming.

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    You are welcome to Malaysia. During the month of Ramadhan, the non-Muslims are free to do the usual activities such as eating in public etc...there are "pasar Ramadhan" (pasar=market) usually starts around 3pm till 7.30pm which you can visit and can taste local cakes (deliciousy.....spelling?) etc, in the evening the Muslims congregate at mosques from 830pm till 1030pm....these are their main activities during Ramadhan. Regarding fasting observed by Muslim, Jews and Christians you may serve muliafaez.blogspot.com....have a nice stay in Indonesia and welcome to Malaysia about 7 years ago

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    Thank you Jaffar for your answer. Unfortunately on this trip, due to time constraints, I will only be visiting Indonesia except for stopovers in KL which I had hoped to visit but now have to omit. However I have visited Malaysia before and enjoyed your country. I'm flying with Malaysian Airlines on my return trip if that counts and looking forward to the experience. I enjoy flying with Oriental carriers however I've never flown with Malaysian Airlines before & I used to be pally with one of its pilots so I reckon it'll be an enjoyable experience.;) about 7 years ago

    Answered by Hilary via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Hi Hilary,

    There's not much different. One thing you'll probably notice is that restaurants will put a curtain so that people eating inside is not visible from outside of the restaurant. You also might want to limit yourself on eating or drinking in the public during the day, no one will do anything to you thought, people might stare you, that's all.

    Hope you'll enjoy your stay, hilary. about 7 years ago

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    Thank you Akbar, I'm sure I will enjoy it. :) A trip to Krakatua ain't going to materialise though which I'm a bit disappointed in, oh well. about 7 years ago

    Answered by Hilary via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Hi Hilary, Indonesia is very heterogen countries. We values differences from each people and respect each other. You still can do your regular activities however its true when you eat at the restaurant at the day they willhave curtain to cover view from outside.

    Good thing is, during Ramadan we usually have open market that sell so many kind of foods for break fasting. Most of the foods are traditional and absolutely delicious.

    However you need to notice which part of indonesia that you visit. If you visit Jakarta, it a very heterogen, open minded an never sleep city. If you come to Bali, as most of the people are Hindu and they not fasting so there will be no problem,in lombok most of them are moslems so you may find some restaurant are open in the afternoon till late of night, etc.

    Enjoy your stay Hilary.. about 7 years ago

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    No, i won't be getting to Lombok until September so Ramadan will be over. Could you answer the other airline question I just posted please before I book my flight which is pending. Thanks Hilary about 7 years ago

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    try goin to www.lagunatrip.com they have the search engine for domestic flights in indonesia. about 7 years ago

    Answered by Mariza Melia via Site_iconTravellr.com

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