Indonesia has the world’s biggest population of Muslims. However, apart from its Islamic society, there are considerable populations of Hindu and Chinese-Indonesian as well as 300 other diverse ethnic groups. The social customs followed in Indonesia can be quite different compared to the West. As such, if you plan on traveling to Medan, it is suggested to know what to wear in Medan and learn the appropriate items to pack.
In Medan, a largely conservative and reserved dress sense should be applied, most particularly for women. The hemlines of the skirt must be below knee level and the shoulders covered. As much as possible, avoid wearing shorts for men, but in general, during holidays, wearing casual clothes such as T-shirts, trousers, skirts and dresses are acceptable. [Read more…]