Indonesia requires Rupiah payment or risk prison sentence

Indonesia requires Rupiah payment or risk prison sentence

Indonesia requires Rupiah payment for all transactions made in Indonesia. This  new mandate was released on 31 March 2015 by Bank Indonesia which is the central bank of the Republic of Indonesia. This new rule will be enforced for all domestic transactions from 1 July...
Bali airport tax included in ticket price

Bali airport tax included in ticket price

Indonesia & Bali airport tax As of 9 February 2015, all airlines departing from Indonesia are required to include the airport departure tax in the price of the ticket. This new regulation is valid for both domestic flights as well as international flights...
Indonesia Visa regulations

Indonesia Visa regulations

Indonesia Visa Regulations This post is updated frequently with the most current information on the free 30 day Indonesia visa and the 30 day Indonesia visa on arrival. Quick Overview; Before you travel. Visa free entry countries. Visa On Arrival countries. Your...
What To Pack For A Trip To Bali

What To Pack For A Trip To Bali

Bali is a beautiful and exciting destination for any traveler. As one of the most famous of the tropical islands in Indonesia, any trip there is sure to be filled with exciting adventure, fascinating culture and perfect beach days. Whether you’re trekking up the...
Bali bans Uber, GrabCar can stay … for now

Bali bans Uber, GrabCar can stay … for now

Bali bans Uber The Bali Provincial Transport Department has officially banned Uber in Bali as of Thursday, 21 January 2016. This ban was imposed after an official meeting between the Bali Province Department of Transportation (DISHUB), the Bali Organization of Land...
Bali immigration office address

Bali immigration office address

These are the contact details of the Bali immigration office in Denpasar, Singaraja in north Bali and Jimbaran (nearest to the Bali airport). When you visit one of these three immigration offices you are highly encouraged to dress properly. If you arrive on flip-flops...
Bali ash cloud flight disruptions

Bali ash cloud flight disruptions

Bali ash cloud from Rinjani volcano Mount Rinjani is an active volcano on Lombok Island (east of Bali). Rinjani is 3,726 metres tall making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia after Mount Kerinci (3,805m). The volcano eruption is actually on Mount Barujari...
Bali airport public transport

Bali airport public transport

The Bali airport is now accessible by public transport as of 18 September 2015. Bali already had a public transport system that is managed by Trans-Sarbagita. Sarbagita has 25 buses servicing two routes. These two routes are; “Koridor I” from Denpasar to...
Telkomsel internet package

Telkomsel internet package

Telkomsel internet package Update: We recently came across a new service called Simjek.com The Simjek.com team can deliver you a ready to use SIM card (with 4G) directly to your villa, hotel or at the airport exit gate, which will allow you to be online right away on...
Raung volcano satellite pictures – daily

Raung volcano satellite pictures – daily

Gunung Raung Volcano and Ash Cloud Raung is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia. The volcano is in East Java. The Volcano is 3,332 meter or 10,932 feet. The caldera is 500 meter deep and 2 kilometer wide. Continue here to see see pictures and details on the...
Uber Bali ready for customers

Uber Bali ready for customers

Uber Bali UPDATE: Bali bans Uber Uber Bali is available in the South only at this moment although it operates in a somewhat grey area legally (follow-link above to learn more). Uber is limited to Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Tuban (including airport), Kuta, Legian, Seminyak,...

Exceptions to the required Rupiah transaction regulation

As of 1 July 2015 Indonesia requires all business transactions to be done with the Indonesian Rupiah. Foreign currencies are no longer allowed to pay for services or goods. All rates for services or goods have to be shown in Rupiah. There are some exceptions to this...
West Bali National Park entrance fee

West Bali National Park entrance fee

West Bali National Park entrance fee as of 1 June 2015. Domestic visitor (Indonesian) at Rp 10,000 per person during weekdays. Domestic visitor (Indonesian) at Rp 15,000 per person during weekends and national holidays. Group of domestic students (10+ students) at Rp...