A lot western men are going to have some serious concerns when it comes to marriage to a Muslim lady. I’ve mentioned this elsewhere on my site with respect to Malaysian girls and the same advice applies to Indonesian women.
In short, to marry a Muslim lady you must convert to Islam, you must give up alcohol and pork (at least in the presence of your Islamic in-laws), you may need to get yourself circumcised, and you will need to take part in prayer times at regular intervals. This is fine if it appeals to you, but I think that most of the western world follows a different way of life.
I do believe that Hindu culture is less demanding and won’t entail quite the same overhaul of your lifestyle choices where you to marry into that religion so, if you are headed to Indonesia (Bali in particular) to start a new life then these girls might offer a more attractive long-term relationship proposition.
‘Bule’, as Caucasian men are referred to in Indonesia, get a lot of female attention. They are considered exotic and adventurous, and the girls love that on:
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Remember that another bone of contention – that relating to a dowry
payment from you to your Asian in-laws, doesn’t apply to Hindu families.
In fact, in Hindu culture the groom traditionally receives a dowry!
other option with Indonesian women is, of course, to maintain your
single status and enjoy all that comes with it. Indonesian women are
known for being a lot like Thai girls
in terms of their desire for fun and their interest in romance with
western men (who they call ‘Bule’), so a single life almost certainly
won’t mean a lonely life!
As far as infrastructure, healthcare, education and all the other things that you take for granted in a developed economy, Indonesia is some way behind Thailand and a long way from the region’s best in Singapore.
If starting a family is your goal then these things matter and you might want to think about an alternative option, Malaysia is still cheap but good, but it comes with other concerns, safety being foremost.
English is not widely spoken in Indonesia, so that can make life a
little difficult at times and if you don’t speak the local lingo you
might find yourself relying on the help of your lady-friend to translate
a lot – that’s assuming that your lady-friend can speak English.
always the Indonesian women in the capital city Jakarta tend to be more
cosmopolitan and will have a better chance of having some English
skills, but the other popular tourist destination, Bali, does okay on
the communication score too. Stepping outside of these two locations
will be a different matter though.
The crime rate is quite
tolerable overall and there’s not much difference in safety between
Jakarta and Bangkok. Bali, being a popular nightlife scene might have
you expecting a high crime rate and significant safety problems but the
figures I’ve seen paint a different picture – it’s actually rated as
being one of the safest places in South East Asia!