Dress code for visiting Jakarta and Brunei

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Dress code for visiting Jakarta and Brunei

Post by IOP » Sun, 05 Feb 2012 2:55 pm

Hi Guys,

I'm male, may I wear shorts during my visiting Jakarta and Brunei?
Will it be polite? Any other tips, thanks.

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Post by beppi » Sun, 05 Feb 2012 8:50 pm

This is a Singapore forum.
Anything goes in Singapore, but I would err on the conservative side in a business setting, even if you end up being the only one with a tie (jackets, however, will be ridiculed).
Based on the skirt lines I saw, my guess is that Jakarta is similar, but this might not apply to the rest of Indonesia.
I cannot comment on Brunei.

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Post by x9200 » Sun, 05 Feb 2012 9:10 pm

I assume as a tourists?
In Brunei - no idea. In Indonesia I follow common sense and in a touristic place but not in any religious setting I wear shorts. All other places I wear trousers,

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Post by ex-pat » Wed, 22 Feb 2012 3:23 pm

x9200 wrote:I assume as a tourists?
In Brunei - no idea. In Indonesia I follow common sense and in a touristic place but not in any religious setting I wear shorts. All other places I wear trousers,

Ive been in Brunei on tour, according to what i saw, men can wear casual shirt, shorts, sandals, shoes. In the hotel where we stayed woman swim in thier bikinis and man wears swim wears as well.
Ladies shoudnt be wearing revealing clothes like mini skirts, short shorts, top where it shows cleveage when walking out and about.
Maybe its not a crime but its for respecting thier culture. For mens as long as you wont go walking around in your underpants, you will be alright.

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 22 Feb 2012 3:38 pm

Being countries dominated by Muslim population, it would be polite and respectful to the local sentiments to wear long pants when you're out, with exception to beaches and pools.

Even if you HAVE to wear shorts outdoors, around knee length would be the safest.

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Post by luvstruck » Sat, 25 Feb 2012 12:19 am

There's no restriction on the dress code in Brunei. So no worries and enjoy your trip to Brunei.
By the way, I grew up in Brunei :)

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