Bali Fact

LANGUAGE
Balinese, Indonesian and English. Some other foreign language also in limited use in the communication as Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and Russian due to the tourism business.

VISA – Visa on Arrival – International Visitors holding valid passports from designated countries can obtain either a 7 or 30 day non-extendable visa at any of the 15 airports and 21 seaports designated as “international gateways” by the Indonesian Immigration department. The fee for this visa, payable upon landing, is US$10 for a 7 day visa and US$25 for a 30-day visa per person.

CURRENCY
the unit of currency is Indonesia Rupiah indicated as IDR. USD1 is roughly equivalent to IDR 10,000 Foreign currency can be converted at banks and authorized money changers. Just be careful to count your exchange money.

BUSINESS HOUR
Business offices are usually open either from 8.00 am – 4.00 pm or 9.00 am – 6.00 pm, with a break for lunch between 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm. but on Saturday many business offices are closed. Government office hours are from 8.00 am – 4.00 pm from Monday to Friday. Saturday many Government offices are closed.

POST OFFICE
Open from 8.00am to 4.00pm daily except Sundays and public holidays. Post offices are closed and public holidays.

Immigration office:

Niti Mandala, Renon, Denpasar. Tel.: (62)(361) 227828.
I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport. Tel.: (62)(361) 751038

TIME
Eight hours ahead of GMT and 17 hours ahead of U.S. Pacific Standard Time.

ELECTRICITY
Voltage is 220 – 240 volts AC at 50 cycles per second.
Voltage 110 – 130 volts AC are still use.

COMMUNICATION
International phone operators: 101. International Direct Dialing prefix: 001, 007, or 008.

Directory inquiries
108 (if using a cell phone locally dial the area code you are in (eg 0361) and then 108)

EMERGENCY
Ambulance: 118.
Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), free ambulance service. Tel: +62 361 480282.
Police: 110.
Search & Rescue team: 115 or 151. Tel: +62 361 751111.
Tourist Police: Tel: +62 361 754599 or 763753
Bali Police HQ: Jl WR Supratman, Denpasar. Tel: +62 361 227711 .
Badung Police HQ: Jl Gunung Sanghyang, Denpasar. Tel: +62 361 424245.
Police stations:
Denpasar: Jl Ahmad Yani. Tel: +62 361 225456.
Sanur: Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai. Tel: +62 361 288597.
Kuta: Jl Raya Tuban. Tel: +62 361 751598.
Nusa Dua: Jl By Pass Nusa Dua. Tel: +62 361 772110.

EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES

Australian Consulate General in Denpasar, Bali, Jalan Tantular, No. 32, Renon, Denpasar (PO Box 3243), +62 361 241118 (bali.congen@dfat.gov.au, fax: +62 361 221195), For emergency contact: Call +62 361 241118.

Austrian Representative for Consular Affairs in Denpasar, Bali, Kompleks Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No 12, Jl Patih Jelantik, Kuta, +62 361 751735; Fax +62 361 754457

Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic for Bali and NTB, Jl Pengembak 17, Sanur,
+62 361 286465; Fax +62 361 286408

Royal Danish Honorary Consulate in Denpasar, Bali, Mimpi Resorts Jimbaran, Kawasan
Bukit Permai Jimbaran, Jimbaran, +62 361 701070

Finnish Honorary Consulate in Denpasar, Bali, Segara Village Hotel, Jl Segara, Sanur
(PO BOX 91), +62 361 288407, 288231.

French Consular Agency in Denpasar, Bali, Jl Mertasari Gang 2 No 8, Banjang Tanjung,
Sanur, +62 361 285485.

German Consulate General in Denpasar, Bali, Jl Pantai Karang No 17, Batujimbar,
Sanur, +62 361 288535.

Honorary Consulate of The Republic of Hungary in Denpasar, Bali, c/o Marintur, Jl Raya
Kuta 88, Kuta, +62 361 757557.

Japanese Consulate General Branch Office in Denpasar, Bali, Jl Raya Puputan No 170,
Renon, Denpasar, +62 361 227628.

Honorary Consulate of Malaysia, Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort, Jl Pantai Kuta, Legian,
+62 361 752520.

Royal Dutch Honorary Consulate in Denpasar, Bali, Jl Raya Kuta 127, Kuta, +62 361
751517

Royal Norwegian Honorary Consulate in Denpasar, Bali, Mimpi Resort Jimbaran,
Kawasan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran, +62 361 701070.

Royal Swedish Honorary Consulate in Denpasar, Bali, Segara Village Hotel, Jl Segara,
Sanur (PO Box 91 Denpasar), +62 361 288407, 288231.

Swiss Honorary Consulate in Denpasar, Bali, Kompleks Istana Kuta Galleria, Blok Valet
2 No 12, Jl Patih Jelantik, Kuta (PO Box 2035 Kuta), +62 361 751735.

Great Britain Honorary Consulate in Denpasar, Bali, Jl Mertasari No 2, Sanur, +62 361
270601

United States General Consulate in Denpasar, Bali, Jl Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar, +62
361 233605.

TRANSPORTATION
Indonesia has left-hand traffic. We advise you not to drive by yourself unless you have
already some experience. However below are list of some means of transportation during
your stay in Bali.

Airport Taxi
The airport taxi service covers most areas and the prices are fixed. Pay the cashier at
the desk in the airport and give the coupon to the driver. You can tip the driver. Also
remember to ask him not to drive fast.

Bemo

This is the local’s basic transportation. It’s cheap but crowded and noisy. You will
be charged 5 to 10 times the local’s rate. You can also get the bemo for yourself with
additional charges but you need to bargain first with the driver.

Sarbagita Bus
Newly introduced as mass transportation mode in Bali connecting Gianyar (Batubulan terminal), Denpasar, Nusa Dua, Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, and Udayana University Campus at Bukit Jimbaran. It is relatively cheap, air-conditioned and

scheduled bus.

Bicycles
Cycling can be a cheap and enjoyable way to get around especially for short distance
from the place you stay.

Driving
Many people renting a car for the holiday but it is best to rent a car with a driver. Not
expensive for the day and you can enjoy the ride and not be hassled.

Taxis
ensure the taxi driver re-sets the meter before you start off. Warn the driver if he is
driving dangerously. There are so many people with minibuses and cars that act as
private taxi but you have to negotiate the price

TIPS

A 10% service charge is added to the bill at hotels and restaurants but some places never
ask it, for this, a small gratuity will be appreciated

Stay Safe and Healthy

Drugs

Don’t ever try dealing drugs. Try it and pay it with your life. Even the possession of a
small amount of drugs for personal use puts you at risk of a trial and prison sentence
if searched. Watch out for seemingly harmless street vendors looking to sell you drugs
(marijuana, cocaine, etc.).

Beach

While in Bali if you see a red flag planted in the sand, do not swim there: they are a warning for dangerous rip currents. These currents can pull you out to sea with alarming speed, and even the strongest swimmers cannot swim against them — the thing to do is to stay calm and swim sideways (along the shore) until out of it, then head for the shore.

Animals

Be wary around the monkeys that infest many temples (most particularly Uluwatu and Ubud’s Monkey Forest). They are experts at stealing possessions like glasses, small cameras and even handbags, and have been known to attack people carrying food. Feeding them is just asking for trouble

Dogs also become dangerous threat as rabid dogs started become pests and some reports rabid dog bit people. Stay away from unleashed/street dogs for safety.

Tropical Sun

The midday sun in Bali will fry the unwary traveler to a crisp, so slap on plenty of suntan lotion and drink lots of fluids. However, don’t carry liters of water as you can buy a bottle virtually anywhere. The locals tend to stay away from the beaches until about two hours before sunset, when most of the fierceness has gone out of the sun.

Water
Don’t drink from the tap water for the water is not drinkable before boiled well. Purchase bottled water that sold almost everywhere in the drugstore or mini store in Bali.