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Cultural tips

Muslim Island

Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population, including the people of Gili Meno.

Therefore, there is a mosque on the island, and since it is very small you can easily hear the prayers sang 5 times a day.

As long as you accept it as a part of your travel experience, being in contact with different ways of life, you will get used to it!

The tourists behaviour

People here are used to see tourists sunbathing on the beach, wearing only a swimsuit, drinking and partying.

Even if tourism is a big part of the economy, it is important to respect the inhabitants, their beliefs and lifestyle, the nature and animals.

Indeed, Gili Meno is still a quiet island, where the locals have been living in the same way for a long time.

If you are interested, we can show you how you can make a difference, by helping collecting trash or supporting the locals who take care of the environment.

Indonesian people

Indonesian people are very friendly!

They are raised not to show anger and to solve their problems peacefully.

So be like them!

Don’t get angry when something annoys you, just breathe, explain the problem with polite communication, and everything will be alright.
Moreover, don’t forget that not everyone can speak english, maybe you can find other creative ways to communicate. In general, just use common sense while you are travelling and talking to people.

Some useful words

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