- To enter Bali,
or Indonesia for that matter you need
a passport that has a validity period
of at least six more months, and some
cases a visa as well. Citizens from
Asean (Association of Southeast Asian
Nations) do not require a visa, only
a valid travel document. Travellers
from some thirty countries are also
provided with a 60-day tourist visa
issued directly upon arrival.
CURRENCY - The
local currency is the Rupiah (Rp) which
can be found in the following denominations:
the notes come in 100, 500, 1.000, 5.000,
10.000, 20.000, 50.000, 100.000; while
the coin are in 25, 50, 100, 500, 1.000
rupiah denominations. We recommended
to carry US$ cash or travellers cheques.
Credit card and change cards are also
accepted in most retail establishments,
at hotels and on airlines. In some cases,
a service fee is included when charging
a purchase to your card. However, when
travelling to the village, take Rupiah
with you. Keep small change handy when
riding in bemo (public minibus) or buying
a drink at warung.
LANGUAGE - The
national language is Bahasa Indonesia.
English is spoken by most of the younger
CLOTHING - Going
to Bali, dress casually. Take light
clothes, as the weather is warm-to-hot
throughout the year. There are really
only two seasons in Bali - the wet or
rainy season the rest of the year. But
the rains usually fall in short spells.
CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS
- Shorts and mini-skirts are not allowed
in and around temples. It is a custom
to take off the shoes in temples, on
festivals grounds and in private houses.
We strongly recommended these customs
to show your respect for the religious
Embracings and intimate touchings are
not well seen in public. Nude or topless
bathing is forbidden.
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