Jakarta Indonesia Culture
A handful of government officials believe Indonesia's most powerful resource is culture. JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Indonesia is home to the world's second-largest population and one of Southeast Asia's most populous countries. Just 40 miles above water, Malaysia separates the islands of Indonesia and Sumatra, but the ocean has opened up into a vast strip of land owned by the vast majority of Indonesians, many of whom live on the island of Borneo, the country's largest island.
Indonesia has threatened Malaysia with legal action over its illegal occupation of the island of Borneo, which it claims as part of its territory.
One such example occurred in September 2018, when Beijing opera star Chu Lanlan worked with an Indonesian company to hold a cultural event in support of the BRI. The first China-Indonesia Cultural Forum was founded in the city of Gunung Batur in Bali, on the east coast of Borneo, about 200 km south of Kuala Lumpur. Similar events have been held in other parts of Indonesia, such as Sumatra and Bekasi, and it is intended as a place where China and Indonesia can get to know their respective cultures.
Indonesian media also reported that a cultural event will be held in Bekasi, an area established under the BRI in partnership with the Chinese Embassy in Jakarta and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Indonesian is the official language of Jakarta, but Bahasa Indonesia is a means of communication for all Indonesians, and without it people from different regions of Indonesia cannot understand each other. Chinese is one of the most widely taught subjects in the country and the second most popular language in Indonesia. In addition, Chinese-Indonesians have fully adapted to speaking in their native language and some speak good international English and sometimes German. The Chinese Embassy in Jakarta and the Chinese Cultural Centre in Bekasi are located in an area with about 2.5 million inhabitants.
The majority of Indonesians are still led without a regular social system, which can contribute to a culture shock. Poverty and shanty towns are widespread in Indonesia, and even those who return from abroad face their own problems. This may prove even more difficult for the Sino-Indonesian community in Jakarta, but there is no need to consider it a problem.
For expats, travelers and business owners, you might want to consider a Bahasa Indonesian course, which is readily available on the islands of Jakarta. For a good introduction to Indonesian handicrafts, visit Sarinah Jaya Pasaraya in Jakarta, but don't expect to find real antiques there.
The first is the strong animist tradition, which has its roots in the Bali region on the east coast of Indonesia. The second stream comes from the interior of Indonesia, on the islands of Java and Bili, and is more strongly influenced by the Hindu Budha tradition. Traditions and skills of woodcarving can also be found in places such as Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi, as well as in other parts of the country.
Most of these Buddhists are concentrated in Bali, the capital of the Indonesian archipelago, but a considerable number of practitioners are also in other parts of Indonesia such as Sumatra and Sulawesi, and in the western part of Java. The majority of them have a variety of lifestyles, the most common being a tourist - friendly - lifestyle. Although the big cities like Jakarta and Bili are used for tourist behavior, the villagers are also fascinated by the visitors. They have no restrictions on their clothes, and some even dress like tourists.
In Indonesia, the cultural foundations are much older than the Republic of Indonesia itself and have been passed down from generation to generation, because they are necessary for the maintenance of social order and the survival of the country as a whole. At present, the term "Chinese-Indonesian" is used to refer to any Chinese-born or Chinese-born person who has lived in Indonesia for much of his or her life. Chinese Indonesians try to strengthen their roots in the practice of their daily lives, even when the real Chinese - Indonesian - is not seen. In the way Bahasa Indonesia (the local language) is spoken, they recognize every person who comes from any part of Indonesia.
Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and finally Islam were brought to Indonesia during the trading period. The introduction of these religions into the population therefore had its own influence on the culture of Indonesia. Indonesian art and culture were influenced by the cultures of the East and West, which led to many cultural practices that were strongly influenced by all religions, including Hinduism, Buddhists, Confucianism and Islam.
Islam practised in Indonesia is predominantly a Sunni tradition and focuses on Muslims, but is present in all areas, including Java and Sumatra. The inevitable change occurred during the racial era, when Chinese settlers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries embraced Indonesian customs and converted to Islam, Indonesia's main religion.