10 Crazy And Weird Things We Love About Indonesia

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A list of the top 10 weirdest things we love about Indonesia. From bizarre burial traditions in Tana Toraja to the way we cross the road…

1. The Traditional Medicine

For example – Kerokan. Kerokan is where a coin is drawn across the back, helping release ‘wind’ from the body and increasing blood flow near the skin’s surface. Another belief is that the coin serves as an attempt to draw the bad spirits, which are making you feel sick, out of your body (since bad spirits are known to be attracted to money).

Here’s an example of kerokan taking place in Starbucks…

2. The Bizarre Funeral Rituals

For example – A wood-carved effigy called tau tau, particular to the Toraja ethnic group of South Sulawesi. Wood is carved to look like the dead person, which is then placed in the balcony of the tomb to represent the dead and watch over their remains.

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