Go to any bookstore and there is a plethora of travel guidebooks on display to choose from to orientate yourself with the intended country of your trip. Most people choose the well-known Lonely Planet guidebooks and although good, like most guidebooks, the information is relatively out of date. I have […]
Visitors to Bali will see signs featuring words they do not understand. in the interests of expanding one’s vocabulary, here is a selection of words in Bahasa Indonesia and Basa Bali beginning with the letter ‘p’.
Here is a short guide to time & date in Bahasa Indonesia.
Here’s a little tune up on some words in Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian) relating to a warung.
In Lombok people speak Bahasa Indonesia like the Balinese and also have their own Sasak language. The Sasak language is spoken by the Sasak ethnic group, which make up the majority of the population. It is closely related to the languages of Bali and Sumbawa.
Indonesia is rich with languages. The national language itself, Bahasa Indonesia, is a conglomeration of over a dozen languages. As in every language, new words and slang terms are rife.
Basa Bali, the language of the Balinese has some similarities with Bahasa Indonesia. It is though, a separate language in its own right. For people coming to Bali, or living in Bali, is learning Basa Bali worth the effort?
Some of the laws that get proposed, and often passed in Indonesia seem strange. The latest one to pop up, is the decision to make Malay, the national language in Indonesia. That seems strange to me, as almost everyone in Indonesia speaks Bahasa Indonesia, and a local dialect. When Ika […]
If you have ever read an English language Indonesian newspaper or watched the television you will no doubt have seen the initials representing a government body or an area in Indonesia. These are acronyms and Indonesians love them!.
Here are some useful phrases in Indonesian for transport