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Christmas Island

Christmas Island
  • Capital

    Capital

    Flying Fish Cove

  • Local time

    Local time

    23:20

  • Population

    Population

    1 843

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +61-8

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ AUD (dollar)

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Christmas Island

Christmas Island
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Flying Fish Cove

  • Local time

    Local time

    23:20

  • Population

    Population

    1 843

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +61-8

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ AUD (dollar)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € NULL pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 166mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    135 km2

Population

  • Languages

    Languages

    English
    Chinese
    Malay

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    tourism, phosphate extraction

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    phosphate, beaches

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    phosphate, beaches

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What not to do when visiting Christmas Island

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Marker South-Eastern Asia
Street & Behavioral

Don't lose the temper and cause "loss of face". The concept of "saving face" is extremely important in East Asian social relationships.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t touch anyone’s head.

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Business & Communication

Don't provide your passport as collateral when hiring vehicles - better use cash as deposit.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Christmas Island, a territory of Australia, is located in the Indian Ocean, about 1,400 km northwest of Australia. The climate is tropical, and temperatures average 27°C throughout the year. The rainy season runs from December to April, during which the island may get up to 287 cm of rain.

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Business & Communication

Don’t necessarily stand in front of seated people - it’s considered rude.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't be too affectionate in public - kissing, cuddling and similar behaviour are frowned upon if in public, especially amongst older locals.

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Business & Communication

Don't pull the motorbike in the middle of the road when trying to turn right as you might be hit from behind or from the front by others. Most of the traffic accidents are caused by this as it's common vehicles are overtaking within each of the sides in parallel and stopping in the middle can cause you big troubles.

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Business & Communication

Don't point at people or things with your feet - it's considered very rude as the feet are considered as the most inferior parts of the human body.

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Marker Christmas Island
Social Events

Don’t enter someone’s house without removing the shoes.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't show disrespect to Buddha or its images - large or small, ruined or not, it's regarded as a sacred object.

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Business & Communication

Don't try to outrun the rainstorm on your moped.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't touch a monk. Treat monks with the highest respect. Buddhist monks are forbidden to touch or be touched by a woman, or to accept anything from the hand of woman.

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