Removals to Indonesia
For removals to Indonesia, contact us here at Greens Removals. We are a UK based international removals company specialising in removals and shipping to Indonesia and other countries on the Asian continent including Vietnam, Thailand, The Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore.
We have been established more than 40 years and have forged close links with one of the biggest relocation companies in Asia. This means you can rest assured when using our removals to Indonesia service that your possessions and valuables are in safe hands.
We provide domestic and commercial removals to Indonesia including the cities of Bali, Java, Maluku, Papua, Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Nusa Tenggara, Papua Barat and Sumatra. Our service includes shipping via part load (groupage), full load (dedicated container) and air freight. Greens know that moving home or business can be a stressful time, particularly if you are moving overseas. We therefore aim to make your international move as efficient and relaxed as possible. Removals to Indonesia can include packing and unpacking, short or long term storage, shipping of specialist items and as standard, full insurance.
Greens' removal consultants will help you plan all aspects of your shipping to Indonesia including dealing with customs clearance and paperwork. We can also help you with local advice and information if required.
We are BAR registered and have gained all three of the British and European Quality Service Standards relevant to the removals industry. So when moving to Indonesia with Greens, you are assured of a high quality, reliable service every time. For experienced removals to Indonesia at competitive rates, contact us now on 01449 613053 and we will be pleased to supply you with a free, no-obligation quotation.
Moving to Indonesia: About Indonesia
Indonesia is an archipelago of over 17,500 islands and 300 ethnic groups and differs in so many aspects including ethnicity, culture, language, religion, cuisine as well as the gap between the rich and poor. Wealth used to be mainly in the rural areas. However industrialisation has meant that the urban areas such as Java and Bali are now booming - with money coming from manufacturing and service industries and the expansion of infrastructure - such as communications and transport - to encourage more investment.
Some 238 million people live in the country which is situated in Southeast Asia and borders Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor. Around 87 per cent of the population practice Islam, making it the largest Muslim population in the world. The remainder are a mix of many other religions including Protestant, Catholic, Hindu and Buddhist. The diversity of Indonesia is reflected in the national motto, Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, which can be translated as ‘many but one’.
Moving to Indonesia: Indonesian Food
Indonesia has a very diverse cuisine which differs according to the various regions and also has influences from the Middle East, China, India andEurope.
Some of the common ingredients in cooking are tamarind, turmeric, saffron and cardamom. Rice forms a staple part of the diet in Indonesia, and popular Indonesian dishes nasi goreng (fried rice) and mie goreng (fried noodles) are found on every menu. Other well-known dishes include gado-gado (a salad with a peanut dressing) and beef rending (which is a bit like a curry) and satay (skewered grilled meat such as chicken, goat or beef served with a sauce).
People generally eat with a spoon and fork, but in some areas of Indonesia it is usual to eat with your hands.
Moving to Indonesia: Clothing in Indonesia
Clothing worn in Indonesia is not too dissimilar to clothing worn in the west. However, a word of warning - bikinis should only be worn on the beach!
In the tourist resorts people are well used to western but dress, ideally women should clothe themselves modestly and steer clear of revealing tops and short shorts to avoid causing offence. T-shirts, dresses and skirts are fine for women to wear, but skirts and dresses should fall below the knee.
People do wear traditional clothing on special occasions and in many of the rural areas, and this type of dress varies according to the region.
Moving to Indonesia: Language and Customs in Indonesia
More than 700 languages are spoken in Indonesia although the official language is Indonesian (the correct term is Bahasa Indonesia). However as I the country has such a large population and almost the entire population speak fluent Indonesian, it makes this one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
If you are thinking of moving to Indonesia, one of the best things to do is to try to learn the language, which will help you settle into your new surroundings. Along with the language, there are also a number of customs that you should bear in mind before you move to your new country. Here are we have some tips on etiquette in Indonesia.
Use your right hand to hand things over or to receive anything as the left hand is considered dirty. But if you want to hand something over either to a senior person, using both hands as to do this is a sign of respect.
Remember to take off your footwear before entering someone’s house and also before entering a place of worship, such as a Mosque or a Hindu temple. Women entering a mosque should always cover their heads with a scarf as a sign of respect.
It is commonplace to greet people with a handshake followed by saying the word ‘Salamat’, although men will only shake hands with a woman if the woman initiates it. If there are lots of people in the room when you are being introduced, start with the most senior person or the eldest first. It is worth knowing that business is best done face-to-face to build up a strong relationship with the other person.
If you are angry or upset about something it is best not to show your feelings as this is considered as bad form. In Indonesia people tend to hide their true thoughts and only tell you what you want to hear in order to be polite. Avoid speaking loudly or talking to someone with your hands on your hips as this can be interpreted as aggressive behaviour.
Never touch the head of another adult as the head is considered sacred, so this action is thought of as disrespectful.
Greens Removals can assist you with all aspects of your move to Indonesia. Contact us today on 01449 613053 for a free, no-obligation removals and shipping quote.
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