Indonesian Culture

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I. Introduction
I was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia which located in West Java. Indonesia has more than 17,000 islands, and it’s the largest archipelago in the world. Each island has different cultures and languages. Regardless of all the diversity and an overwhelming size, the heart and soul of Indonesia can be represented by two islands, Java and Bali. This includes Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta. Balinese culture is one of the most outstanding aspects of Indonesia. Even though Bali and Jakarta are located in the same country, the cultures are significantly different from each other. The majority of Balinese cultures are based on their religion which is Hinduism. Therefore, Balinese have kept most of their traditional culture for centuries. On the other hand, Jakarta is a metropolis city and a lot more diverse and westernized compare to Bali. Some of the most outstanding features of Balinese culture include ceremonies of marriage, birth and death, holidays, social customs, unique time concepts, meaning of colors, ethical values, verbal and non-verbal communications. This paper will explore a more detailed overview of Balinese culture compare to the westernized culture of Jakarta.
II. Balinese Culture compared to Jakarta
Bali’s island is located just south of the equator and east of Java. Bali consists of active volcanoes, tropical rain forests and is surrounded by a variety of beautiful beaches. This island has turned out to be a popular tourist attraction for many visitors from around the world. It has an estimated population of two percent of the total Indonesian population (Skwirk). Balinese culture is much different compared to Jakarta. Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia and has a lot more diverse cultures, religions, holiday celebrations, clothing, etc. Each holiday and religious celebration is based on the family’s ethnic…...

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