· Poorand inconvenient layout of buildings, roads and health centres· Indonesiaranks 62 of 140 economies in terms of infrastructure development.· Advancedtechnology and innovation is required· Indonesiahas not been able to keep up with the infrastructural developments since theeconomic drop.
· Theweak infrastructure implies that the economy is run in an inefficient mannerdue to logistic costs being high, businesses lack competitiveness since thecost of doing the business is high· Thereis a high level of social injustice (families are unable to reach the hospitalor children are not able to go to school).· Manufacturingfacilities are very basic and unprofessional and may breakdown at any time, noguarantee.Machines are not of best quality and therefore require more maintenance andenergy to be fixed in case of a sudden break downAwareness of economicdevelopment in infrastructure and possible opportunities of sending CanadianInfrastructure expertise to take action against this and · Lackof infrastructure quality and quantity· Canadianbusinesses should be aware of the Indonesian violence that take place every nowand ten and to stay away from them. This can be done by not putting out anopinion towards any religious or ethnic background of the Indonesian culture oreven any political figure unless they know the political figure very well andhave comebacks for their argument.· Beprepared when planning to do business in Indonesia about their basic businessetiquettes· Donot reject a gift if offered as it looks rude and will create a bad impression· Attemptto be open-minded in conversation with Indonesian people and talk in acomfortable and calm manner · Givinga business card with their language printed on one side is recommended· Givinga gift in the initial meeting is recommended and tends to create a goodimpression · Itsbest for anyone in Indonesia there for business reasons to stay away from anycontroversies or any politically related talk or topic as it may cause provokedsentiments leading to violence.· Hiringa translator or driver that provides you with all information of the eventsoccurring in Indonesia and their severity as well as help you understand theIndonesian cultures and values.When greeting a group of people start with the eldest or the most seniorperson present· Languagedifference (Bahasa Indonesian, Javanese, Dutch and Sundanese)· Itis recommended to understand the basic greetings of the Bahasa language· Positionin business and hierarchy is very much valued · Differenceof etiquettes · Peopleof Indonesia are usually very open with sharing personal information orinformation about their family · Religionand cultural differences (Largely Muslim population)· Enforcedstrict Islamic values and cultural aspects of life including the way peopledress especially women· Manycontroversies regarding the Muslim religion and their cultural values· Violenceagainst Chinese Indonesian during the resignation of Suharto was caused due topeople’s perception of the economic situation of Indonesia.
Chinese Indonesiansare a large part of business in Indonesia but considered a minority inpopulation. During this time there already political and economic disturbancewhich made it easier for them to instigate the Chinese Indonesian population. Regional violence that occurred between major cities such as Kalimantan,Sulawesi and Moluccas previously may occur again as it was a result oftriggered religious and ethnic sentiments.