Honor and respect for others is the basis of Indonesian culture. Due to this, Indonesian men are very polite, friendly, and they value loyalty to family and friends quite highly. They are soft hearted and affectionate to their children and they fully participate in their lives, being the good fathers that they are. The family, especially the extended one, is above all else as a priority in their culture. The majority of the population is Muslim and gender related values are quite traditional – though many women work, they have to combine the job with domestic duties; men are usually considered as the providers for the family.
The Republic of Indonesia is the world’s biggest archipelago comprising about 13,500 islands located in Southeast Asia. Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country with about 300 ethnic groups, each with distinct cultural identities developed over centuries. A majority of population is Muslim and the official language, which most people speak, is Indonesian. The landscape of Indonesia's islands varies but it consists mainly of coastal lowlands with some larger islands having volcanic mountains. Indonesia's climate is tropical with hot and humid weather.