Language

21 Funny Indonesian Signs and Translations (Part 2)

We love funny translations at WowShack. It's something we've looked into before (see our first post here), because there's just…

3 years ago

9 Brilliant Untranslatable Indonesian Phrases You Need To Add To Your Vocabulary

Each language has its own wonderful idiosyncrasies; words or sayings which only make sense in that particular tongue. From the…

3 years ago

Who Knew Australians Could Speak Javanese Like This! – A Play In Bahasa Jawa

Sri Ngilang or The Disappearance of Sri, is a play by George Quinn, and performed by students of The Australian…

3 years ago

Why Indonesians Use ‘wkwkwk’ Instead Of ‘hahaha’ – 3 Plausable Theories

Why do Indonesians use wkwkwk instead of hahaha? It's an age-old question that doesn't have a definitive answer. We've done the due diligence, and…

3 years ago

Amazing Instagram Account Exposes Indonesian Influencers for Bad English

Influencers, the locusts of social media, swarming our feeds with selfies, inspirational quotes and exaggerated poses in beautiful places they…

3 years ago

Everyone In This Balinese Village Can Speak Sign Language

Bengkala, a small village tucked away in the jungles of Bali, is a demographic anomaly. Of a total 3,000 people,…

4 years ago

20 Indonesian Words that Actually Come from Portuguese

Before the Dutch, Indonesia was a melting pot of cultures. People from all walks of life anchored their boats around…

4 years ago

What Do New Zealanders Know About Indonesia?

Indonesian born but New Zealand raised Sasya is a young, budding Youtuber that goes by the name of Kiwindo (Kiwi +…

5 years ago

12 Important Indonesian Words That Originate From Hokkien

Indonesia’s rich history as a trading center has molded the language of the region. Many words in Bahasa come from…

6 years ago