- Greetings between two people of the same gender usually involve a handshake.
- Devout Muslims may prefer not to touch people of the opposite gender.
- Some Indonesians may place their hand on their heart or bow slightly after shaking hands.
- Women may choose to bow with their hands folded instead of shaking hands.
- People may greet close relatives by shaking hands and kissing one another on both cheeks.
- Younger people do not call those older than them by their first name, but rather call them “Bapak” (Mr.), “Ibu” (Mrs.) or “Kakak” (elder).
- Always greet people in order of their age (from eldest to youngest) in informal and family settings.
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