A couple of strange things that surprised us;
The kids were so excited to see foreigners. I guess they do not get tons in some areas and more than once a group of kids stopped us and wanted to have their picture taken with us because we were so exotic.
Another surprise to me was the concern about bombs, especially around Jakarta. I was really surprised that cars were inspected and you had to walk through a metal detector (which was turned off) to go into the mall.
The final surprise was what was on TV...Christian broadcasting. Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country. With all of the religious turmoil in Indonesia, I really did not think they would tolerate this. I wonder if we would tolerate a station whose sole purpose was to convert people to Islam in the US.