Not only do the visiting players have to get used to din inside the playing hall in Jakarta, but even home shuttlers are subject to the crowd's booing and yelling, especially when they are losing.
"They are so noisy. Often, their remarks are far from encouraging at all," national shuttler Maria Kristin Yulianti, who lost to Xie Xingfang from China in the first round of Indonesia Open, told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.
Rizki Amelia Pradipta, one of Indonesia's young stars, said she could hear someone shout that she should go home while she was losing in her qualifying round match.
"From the audience, I heard a shout asking me to go home."
Sony Dwi Kuncoro said despite some irritating spectators, the crowd over all was still very supportive.
"I prefer not to be bothered with any of the spectators' yelling, and Just take everything positively," said the men's singles' fourth seed.
Men's doubles specialist Markis Kido said the cheering crowds fueled his fighting spirit.