Indonesia has everything that one in the western world expects too see in an Asian country. Every thing in Indonesia screams of Asia. A visitor here will realize that he has nothing to see in any other Asian country. There is a huge influx of tourists who come here every year and make it a routine to visit this place again and again.
Due to Indonesia’s high density of tourists, it has low rates of crime. There are a few instances of pick pocketing which are seen in any country. But over all it is a safe country as far as crime against tourists is concerned. As far as guns are concerned, they are rare and not as widely available as seen in America. The local people are welcoming and hospitable. Tourists just need to wary of public transport that has rampant theft. Things such as cell phones, MP3 players and laptops are most sought after from the foreigners. If to have to deal with government employees, remember that the government officials are highly corrupt. This might help you get out of unfortunate situations. The term for bribe in Indonesia is known as uang kopi which translates into coffee money.
What actually the tourists need to be concerned about is the occasional earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, plane crashes, and tsunamis. These natural calamities are the largest cause of deaths in Indonesia. Just in 2010 there were more than nine thousand deaths in here because of various natural and a few men made causes. There were a few tourists involved in these calamities too. The 2009 tsunami hit the most popular tourist destinations which hit hard on the tourism industry in Indonesia and took lives of scores of Tourists. This is the reason tourism in Indonesia has become less since these natural calamities have hit this place.