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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Capital

    Capital

    West island

  • Local time

    Local time

    22:51

  • Population

    Population

    544

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +61

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ AUD (dollar)

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands
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  • Capital

    Capital

    West island

  • Local time

    Local time

    22:51

  • Population

    Population

    544

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +61

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ AUD (dollar)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € NULL pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    590mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    14 km2

Population

  • Languages

    Languages

    Malay
    English

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    copra products, tourism

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    vegetables, bananas, pawpaws, coconuts

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish

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What not to do when visiting Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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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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Business & Communication

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

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to dress conservatively to respect the Muslim community, especially at Home Island.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands have fifteen kilometres of highway. There is one paved airport on the West Island. A tourist bus operates on Home Island. An interisland ferry, the Cahaya Baru, connects West, Home and Direction Islands.

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Business & Communication

Don’t use left hand when handing over the things or eating.

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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 touch anyone’s head.

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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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Social Events

Don’t necessarily knock on the front doors - it’s considered more polite to go around to the back unless the front door of the hose is wide open.

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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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