Bengkulu Local Customs

  • A nice day at Fort Marlborough Bengkulu
    A nice day at Fort Marlborough Bengkulu
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    TIPPING

    by adriansyah Updated Jun 8, 2012

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    At Fatmawati Airport - Bengkulu
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    Major hotels and restaurant in Indonesia usually add a 10% service charge to bills. Where it is not included a tip of between 5% to 10% of the bill would be appropriate if the service is satisfactory.

    Airport porters expect Rp.5,000 for a small/medium bag and Rp.10,000 (about USD 1) for bags weighing more than 20 kg.

    Tipping taxi and hire-car drivers is not mandatory, but if service has been satisfactory a basic Rp.10,000 tip is sufficient for a taxi driver, Rent-car drivers would normally expect a larger tip.

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    “Hello Mister” Fatigue

    by adriansyah Updated Apr 20, 2012

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    Bengkulu people celebrate August 17 Festival

    This is the universal greeting given to foreigners regardless of whether the person who is addressed is male or female. The less advanced English students know only “Mister” and “how are you”, which they will enthusiastically "yell" at any foreign traveler many times.

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    The Traditional Wedding Clothes of Bengkulu

    by adriansyah Updated Jan 9, 2012

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    Wedding clothes for men include: blazer, songket fabrics looped to the waist, pants above the knee, over lapping necklaces, crown with ribbons (gunjai-gunjai). For women: baju kurung with songket fabrics, gunjai-gunjai, necklaces, bracelets on both hands. Material: silk, tompak, fabrics with cotton and gold (prada).

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    Personal Space

    by adriansyah Updated Jan 9, 2012

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    Bengkulu Kids are gathering around an Aussie
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    If you are a foreign traveler (locally known as turis bule) you tend to get stared at in places where few foreign travelers go, but overall, Indonesians stand back and look, rather than gather around you. Those who do come right up to you are usually kids. The other habit which altogether ordinary to Indonesians is touching between those of the same gander.

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