Women generally wear dresses or skirts and blouses. Indonesian clothing is light in weight because of the hot and humid climate. Young people wear casual clothes like jeans and T-shirts.
What is the dress code in Indonesia?
Indonesians dress modestly. Although you may see men wearing shorts, outside of the big cities the norm is to wear a shirt and pants or jeans. Women will most likely wear pants, jeans or long skirts. They usually wear long sleeves.
Do you have to cover your hair in Indonesia?
In Indonesia, the term jilbab is used without exception to refer to the hijab. Under Indonesian national and regional law, female head-covering is entirely optional and not obligatory. In 2008, Indonesia had the single largest global population of Muslims.
What should I pack for Indonesia?
Indonesia is very laid back, so leave your vintage Valentino skirt at home. Things to pack include comfortable, loose-fitting shorts, singlet-tops, kaftans, board shorts, summer dresses, t-shirts and other items you routinely wear during summer at home.
Do you shake hands in Indonesia?
Greetings between two people of the same gender usually involve a handshake. Some Indonesians may place their hand on their heart or bow slightly after shaking hands. Women may choose to bow with their hands folded instead of shaking hands.