INDONESIA: YOGYAKARTA & BALI
9 DAYS // MAY 8 - 17, 2017
Customs & Entry Formalities
The allowance into Indonesia is 1 liter of alcohol, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100g of tobacco.
International and Domestic departure taxes are now included with the cost of tickets.
Almost 95% of Bali’s population practices Balinese Hindu, with Christians, Buddhist and Muslim making up the remaining 5%. Bali Hinduism has strong animist beliefs and spirits dominate everything they do – their daily lives are taken up with offering fruits and flowers. Every village has several temples and numerous colourful temple festivals take place during the year.
The unit of Indonesian currency is Rupiah (Rp. Or IDR) which comes in banknotes of 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 as well coins of 25, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000.
Money changing services are available at most banks, hotels and shopping complexes. There are also ample ATM facilities on the island. Banks are open from 8am to noon or 2pm, Monday to Friday. Moneychangers keep longer hours.
Tap water is not recommended for drinking. Most hotels provide bottled mineral water free of charge (2 bottles per day).
Indonesia's voltage is 220V, 50 Hertz
Official language is Bahasa Indonesia, which is similar to Malay, but the Balinese also have their own language which is close to Sanskrit. English is widely understood in tourist areas.
Weather & Climate
Tropical, hot and humid. All year with average daily temperature is 27 C (80 F) in the beach resorts and 23 C (74 F) up in the hills. The rainy season starts from October to March and the lowest humidity reaches 60% from July to September.