Monday, September 8, 2008

Tips for Visitor who will be going to Bali

Here are some useful tips and information that you should know before you visit Bali. prepare everything needed so you can more enjoying your travel. Ok here it goes.....

Passport and Visa
It is important to also note the following:
* The Visa on Arrival is non-extendable and cannot be converted into a different visa.
* The Visa purchasing system will take approximately 3-5 minutes per applicant.
* There are 6 payment counters, a bank and a money changer set up to process payments.
* Once you have paid for and received your visa you will need to proceed to Immigration where your visa will be processed.
Citizens of countries not on the visa on arrival or visa free lists will be required to apply for a visa before entering Indonesia. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia, and you must have proof of onward passage (either return or through tickets). If you cannot fulfill both of these requirements, you may not be allowed to enter the country.

Currency
The Rupiah. Notes 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000. Coins 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000.

Bali Time
Bali Time Zone is GMT + 8 hours.

Accommodation

As you can imagine there's an enormous variety of accommodation available in Bali. It varies from magnificent five star resorts to simple jungle cabins, depending on the location and your holiday budget.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards are acceptable in most hotels along with American dollar traveler's cheques.

Electricity
Most hotels use 220 volts, 50 cycles and a round, two-pronged slim plug. Bathroom shaver plugs usually have a transformer switch. We suggest taking an adaptor for your appliance.

Getting Around
You will find a range of chauffeur driven limousines, self-drive cars, taxis and hotel courtesy cars. Many taxis are not metered so it's wise to negotiate the fare before you climb aboard. Bemos are a unique form of transport. They are a mini-van masquerading as a communal bus. You simply hail the driver and negotiate the fare that suits you both. Motorcycles can also be hired in many places but special care should be exercised at all times as road and traffic conditions can be somewhat hazardous in certain locations. Traveling around Bali is made all the easier because everywhere you go you'll find friendly people only too happy to give you advice and directions on how to get where you want to go.

Driver's License
If you wish to hire a car you must be over 18 years of age and posses an International Driver's License or license from ASEAN countries.

Clothing

Light, airy, casual clothes are the most practical and you'll find natural fibers like cotton or linen are the most comfortable in Bali's often humid conditions. Waist sashes should be worn when visiting temples.

Useful Numbers
* Taxis
o Taksi Praja : 289191, 289090
o Taksi Bali : 701111
* Medical
o AEA International (Medical Evac) Jl. Hayam Wuruk 40, Denpasar. Tel : 228996
o Bali International Medical Center Jl Bypass Ngurah Rai 100X Denpasar. Tel : 761263
o Kuta Clinic : Jl. Raya Kuta No.100X, Kuta. Tel : 753268
o Nusa Dua Clinic : Jl. Pramata No. 81A, Nusa Dua. Tel : 771324
o Rumah Sakit Umum Sanglah (Hospital) : Jl. Diponegoro, Denpasar. Tel : 227911
* Emergency Numbers
o Ambulance : 118
o Fire : 113
o Police : 110
o Search & Rescue : 51111
o Red Cross : 26465
* Operator Assisted Calls
o Within Indonesia : 100
o International : 101
* Directory Information
o Bali : 108
o Indonesia : 106
* Credit Card Enquiries
o American Express :
Grand Bali Beach Hotel, Sanur. Tel : 288511 ext. 111
o Mastercard :
Bank Central Asia, Jl. Cokroaminoto, Denpasar. Tel : 222652
o Visa Card :
Bank Duta, Jl. Hayam Wuruk 165, Denpasar. Tel : 226578

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