Customary Practices of Musyawarah Mufakat: An Indonesian Style of Consensus Building (Anggita and Hatori 2020)

Online shopping

Online shopping is a big thing in Indonesia, finally.

It is hard to actually get Indonesian merchants to ship to Australia. The Indonesian economy is still not internationally open, at least not at out scale as consumers.


I am currently trialling the Singapore post reshipping service vPost, which reship from Indonesian merchants to Australia. UPDATE: It worked. Challenges:

  1. At the Jakarta warehouse, my parcel went missing. I had to file a support ticket and give them the delivery information in order to find it (which they did, although it added a month to the delivery). Next time I will get on this quicker. Indonesian e-commerce sites are generally professional and diligent with documentation because of problems like this. You may, however, need to know Indonesian to access their customer service. Tidak terlalu buruk kalau sanggup.
  2. The projected shipping time was way off (36 days late and the parcel could not be tracked in the interim).
  3. Pro-tip: the Australian contact email address is UNATTENDED and will lead to unsatisfactory customer service if you believe it is real. Use the Singapore-based customer service form to avoid sadness.

Pricing was reasonable. AUD80 for 7 garments which are cheap in Indonesia and essentially unavailable in Australia.



Anggita, Citra, and Tsuyoshi Hatori. 2020. Customary Practices of Musyawarah Mufakat: An Indonesian Style of Consensus Building.” IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 589 (1): 012027.

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