Money changes hands at a market in Lombok, Indonesia. In Indonesia, the left hand is traditionally the one used to clean yourself after going to the toilet. Photo: Alamy
Jason Hung
Opinion

Opinion

Jason Hung

Why visitors to Indonesia should avoid using their left hand – it may cause offence

  • Shaking hands, offering a gift, giving or receiving something, eating, pointing or touching someone in Indonesia? You’d better not use your left hand
  • Why? It’s the one traditionally used to clean yourself after going to the toilet; however, as tourism increases, people are becoming more understanding

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Money changes hands at a market in Lombok, Indonesia. In Indonesia, the left hand is traditionally the one used to clean yourself after going to the toilet. Photo: Alamy
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Adult-only, sex-positive resorts are growing in popularity internationally. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Opinion

Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Sex tourism is changing as travellers seek pleasure in adult-only resorts. Can Asia keep up?

  • In the region, sex tourism is often equated with prostitution and synonymous with destinations across Thailand and the Philippines
  • Young adventurers want to make sex-related travel safe and consensual, and a growing number of resorts are springing up to offer that

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Adult-only, sex-positive resorts are growing in popularity internationally. Photo: Shutterstock
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