Hippocrene Language and Travel Guide to Indonesia

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Hippocrene Books, 1995 - Travel - 308 pages
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Comprising over 17,000 picturesque islands, including Java, Sumatra and Bali, Indonesia is home to the world's second largest rainforest, exotic species of plants and animals, ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, and miles of beaches. The author includes plenty of pictures of these beautiful sites and information on reaching them. He recommends other points of interest, tours, and sports, including surfing, golf, scuba diving and fishing. The Indonesian language is introduced through useful words and phrases. Using these words and applying the simple grammar and pronunciation rules provided, travellers will be able to communicate quickly and effectively. A special chapter includes important words, phrases and courtesies necessary for conducting business.

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Contents

Preface
11
Basic Pronunciation
17
Basic Grammar
21
Essential Phrases
33
Greetings Salutations Courtesies
41
Numbers
47
Getting Around
51
The Hotel
63
Money
109
Business
119
Shopping
143
Laundry
151
Communications
155
Health
169
Beauty
183
Entertainment
197

Food Drink
71
Time Weather
85
In the Bar
95
Tipping
101
In the Rest Room
105
Places to Go
221
Culture Religion
243
General DictionaryEnglish to Indonesian
277
Directional Signs
301
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About the author (1995)

Gary Chandler grew from a young backpacker into the Director of Communications and Development for the National Civic League. His original Language & Travel Guide to Indonesia has become a classic, and now comes in a revised and expanded edition. No one is better equipped to explain the country and its language to travelers. The book should prove an invaluable tool for those venturing to this archipelago nation, whether they are tsunami relief workers or those looking to experience its world-class destinations.

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