GILI ISLANDS ETIQUETTE
The Gili Islands can – in some ways – be regarded as a different world compared to our western world perspectives. The island of Gili Air contains specific cultural dynamics that can be difficult to understand or interpret for an outsider.
Therefore it is highly recommended that you take effort to indulge yourself in the Indonesian culture, which contains different customs, habits, norms and values than in the western countries.
Of course no one will expect you to immediately understand or behave like an Indonesian- but it will be wise to take some time in order to gain insight into the Indonesian culture(s) and start to think and become a little bit more ‘Indonesian’. You’ll see: this is a good thing and you’ll feel the difference here and when you’re back home (if you ever want to leave again).