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With most Indonesians possessing rhesus-positive blood type, those looking to have children together best conduct medical research as rhesus plays a significant role in the safety of babies.
If a mother with rhesus-negative blood — most commonly a Westerner — is pregnant with a rhesus-positive baby, the mother’s immune system develops an antibody to deflect rhesus-positive.
In the event a local partner was to die, foreign partners are required to sell the property to another Indonesian citizen within 12 months.
Data shows that 43 percent of Indonesian women between the age of 18 years old to 34 years old still live with their parents and many will tell you how important family is in their lives.
Although marriage may seem an important goal for many Indonesians, expats and foreigners who marry in Indonesia are bound by certain legal agreements.
While homosexuality is not strictly illegal, such as in Singapore and Malaysia, the province of Banda Aceh has recently sentenced two young gay men to public caning and a series of raids across the country has seen hundreds of men arrested.
Phelim Kine, Deputy Asia Division Director of Human Rights Watch, noted that Banda Aceh has been gradually adopting Sharia-inspired ordinances which criminalize same-sex relations, leading to the recent verdict.
Premarital sex in the West is now considered the norm, but the same cannot be said of Indonesians.
While engaging in sexual activity is not uncommon, it is likely partners would want to keep it hidden.