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During Ramadan, the most important change is the islamic fasting. This prohibits eating and drinking between (approximately) sunrise and sunset. However, some muslims are allowed to eat. This includes children, the sick, the old, and pregnant women. I have no special experience with Indonesia, but typically (even with Sharia in place), you will be able to ...


Aceh's sharia is pretty standard if strict stuff: No alcohol or gambling. No khalwat ("proximity") between unrelated, unchaperoned men and women. This extends not just to the obvious (eg. sharing a hotel room), but even dining together in restaurants etc. That said, an unmarried Western couple can simply claim to be married, and they'll most likely be ...

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