Indonesia has an almost entirely tropical climate. The temperature in Bali can reach approximately 30 degrees Celsius, with a high level of humidity. Consuming adequate fluid intake will prevent you from dehydration.
Maximum items allowed by customs when you visit Indonesia:
- 1 liter of alcoholic beverages
- 200 cigarettes OR 50 cigars OR 100 grams of tobacco
- Reasonable amount of perfume per adult, meaning if you arrive drenched in perfume the customs probably will not mind you carrying loads of bottles
- Cameras, video cameras, portable radios, cassette recorders, binoculars and sport equipment are admitted provided they are taken out on departure. They must be declared to Customs
You are prohibited to carry:
- Narcotics drugs
- Pornography materials
- Chinese printing and medicines
- Transceivers and cordless telephone
- Films, pre-recorded video tapes, laser discs, VCDs, DVDs must be screened by Censor Board.
- Import or export of foreign currencies and travelers’ checks are allowed. However, the import and export of Indonesia currency, exceeding 100 million Rupiah is prohibited
Further information on customs and taxes in Indonesia, log into www.beacukai.go.id
Airport tax or Departure tax of Rp 150,000 is levied by airports on departing passengers on international flights and Rp 40,000 for those on domestic routes. Most airlines today incorporate airport tax into their total tickets cost on purchase. Do make sure that this is already included.
The Indonesian currency is Indonesia Rupiah (IDR). Currency exchange is possible in banks and accredited institutions. Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) accept all international VISA and MASTER credit cards. Please contact your bank to check for the latest exchange rates.
BANKING AND PAYMENTS
Banking hours are from 08:00 to 14:00 on Monday to Friday.
ATMs are available in many places and mostly only dispense Rupiah, either Rp 50,000 and 100,000 notes.
Diners Club and American Express, Visa and Master Card are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops, restaurants, and pubs. According to Indonesian banking regulations, payment by credit cards should be charged in local currency.
In Indonesia, widelyused electrical plugs are type C and F. These types have two pins with rounded tips. Commonly, the electrical voltage in Indonesia is 220 volts and frequency 50 Hz.
Visitors are suggested to bring converters and adaptors should they come from countries with 110-270 electrical voltage
- Police : 110, 112 or +62-361 112
- Medical Emergency : 112
- Ambulance : 118 or +62-361 118
- Bali Taxi : +62-361 701111
- International SOS Medical Clinic : +62-361 710505
- Ngurah Rai International Airport : +62-361 751011
To avoid the hassle and stresses of navigating an unfamiliar public transportation system, arrange a private transfer with your hotel before arrival.
Taxi counters can be found after customs on the arrivals level and outside of the terminal. Metered and fixed fares are offered. Agree on a fare before getting into a taxi.Use only taxi from the official stand and not from someone offering taxi inside the terminal. Taxi companies available at the Airport include Bluebird and Kowinu Taxi.
For fixed fare taxis, rates are usually published on a big plastic signboard at the taxi counter. When you get to the airport taxi counter you will need to tell the clerk your destination and he will quote you the price.You will get a piece of paper with the number of your taxi written on, and often the price as well. The payment is to the taxi driver at the end of the ride.
In some parts of Bali (Seminyak, Kuta, Jimbaran and Denpasar), online taxi options are available. You may download and use the online taxi app on your mobile phone for ease of travel. Grab:https://www.grab.com/id/en/
The conference will be held at Bali International Convention Center (BICC), Nusa Dua, with address as follow:
Bali International Convention Center (BICC), Nusa Dua, Bali
Nusa Dua Tourism Complex, ITDCLot N-3, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363
Phone: +62 361 771906
EAT, DRINK AND SHOP
There are many options of shopping centers in Nusa Dua area and within the vicinity of the conference venue and surrounding hotels which also offer an ample of options of restaurants and cafes. Here are a few recommendations on where to go:
ITDC Complex, Nusa Dua, Bali
(approx. 1.4 km from BICC)
Samasta Lifestyle Village
Jl. Wanagiri, Jimbaran, Bali
(approx. 8.8 km from BICC)
Beachwalk Shopping Centre
Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali
(approx. 13.8 km from BICC)
Discovery Shopping Mall
Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali
(approx. 13.9 km from BICC)
Mal Bali Galeria
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai, Kuta, Bali
(approx. 14.6 km from BICC)
Bali is also famous for its art markets or locally know Pasar Seni; they play central role of social and economic lives of their local community. These some of the best art markets in Bali, where you can find an extensive range of arts as well as delicious local snacks to bring home. If you intend to explore the market fully, make sure to set at least a half day aside for this.
- Sukawati Art Market
- Kuta Art Market
- Ubud Art Market
- Krisna Bali
A. BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua
ITDC Complex, Blok D, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363
Contact: +62 361 3000 911
B. Siloam Hospital Kuta
Jl. Sunset Road No.818, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 779 900, +62 361 779 911
C. Sanglah Public Hospital
Jl.Diponegoro,DauhPuriKlod, Denpasar, Bali 80113
Contact: +62 361 227911 - 15
THINGS TO DO IN BALI
Bali is a playground in paradise with recreational options ranging from the sublime to the extreme. Here are some ideas to do on the Island of Gods.
- Tours on Kintamani Lake & Volcano Tour, Monkey Forest, Mengwi Temple & Tanah Lot, Bedugul & Singaraja, Besakih & Karangasem, Denpasar City, Jatiluwih& The Batukaru Mountains, Lembongan& Nusa Penida Island, and many more.
- Bali Bird Park
- Bali Safari & Marine Park
- Botanic Garden
- Glass Bottom Boat
- Land Cruise
- Ubud Arts & Crafts
- Balinese Cooking Class
- Traditional Performances such as Ramayana Ballet, Shadow Puppet Show, Shangyang, Kecak, Fire, Trance and Monkey Dance, and many more.
- Wellness Spa
- Marine adventures such as surfing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, parasailing, banana boat, flying fish, water and jet skiing
- Elephant Walk
- Horse Riding
- Bali Cruises
- Fishing around the island
- Mountain & Eco Cycling
- Jungle Trekking
- Bird Watching
- Bungee Jumping
- Sea Walker
For more ideas on activities and where to go in Balimore ideas, visit www.indonesia.travel