Hans takes a pictorial look at differences between Indonesians in Jakarta and their western guests.
Yang Liu is a Beijing-born artist residing in Germany. One of her works, Ost trifft West, depicts cultural differences between the Chinese and Germans through amusing infographics, which also hold true remarkably well for differences between the East and the West in general. Including our beloved country Indonesia? Yes, but not entirely either.
According to Geert Hofstede, an international authority on cultural differences, the Indonesian culture can be characterized by high levels of power inequality, low tolerance for uncertainty, and collectivism, while most Western cultures generally exhibit the opposite.
Inspired by Liu's artwork, I've discovered the following, humorous differences between Indonesians and ‘foreigners' (orang bule).
Where to go in Jakarta?
Yes or no, atau tidak?
Can you think of any other differences between Indonesians and foreigners? Share them in the comments!