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Preface of Bali
Local time in Denpasar is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
September begins with lots of sunny days filled with cool breezes, little to no rain, and a daily average temperature of 27°C (81°F), which stays this way throughout the month. The middle and end of September are very similar to the beginning, except that the chance of rain increases as the days pass, and there are slightly more cloudy days mixed in with the sunny ones.
Please visit https://www.bali.com/weather-bali-september.html for weather forecast before deciding what to pack
Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Language) is the national language used in Bali. However, as Bali is one of the most popular tourist destination in the world, we do provide English as bilingual language. Most street sign and government publication are provided in English as well. Almost all taxi driver, salesperson and tourism industry employee are able to communicate in English.
Visa and Passport Requirement
Visitor to Bali must have valid passport. The Visa on Arrival for Bali Indonesia, also referred to as VoA, has been the main visa, most tourists have used in the last decades to enter Indonesia. It has nothing to do with the newly introduced Free Visa Facility where citizens from more than 160 countries can enter Indonesia for free for tourist purposes, if they do not stay longer than 30 days. Please check this website for free visa list (not visa on arrival). https://www.bali.com/visa-on-arrival.html
Bali – I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport
Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport, is located in southern Bali, 13 km south of Denpasar. It is Indonesia’s second-busiest international airport. Please visit their website https://www.baliairport.com/
To and from the airport
Taxi counters can be found after customs on the arrivals level and outside of the terminal. Metered and fixed fares are offered. Agree of a fare before getting into a taxi.
Book transfers to and from Bali Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS), taxis, vans, and executive cars through our search engine, it’s easy and fast to use!
Because of the size of the island, it is not difficult to get around Bali by various modes of transportation. However, train does not exist in Bali.
you choose to use public transport Bali, online taxi is one of the most comfortable to use in Bali. Besides having a very reasonable fare, online taxi is also mostly comfortable and clean due to standard set by the (apps) company.
Car Rental If you come to Bali with a group of family or friends, renting a car can be a good. But if you’re heading to the narrow streets around Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, it can be troublesome to find a car parking lot or just to avoid the traffic jam. Motorbike Rental Motorbike is the most convenient way to go around Bali: easy to go through small alleys, more parking lots for motorbike.
Currency and credit card
The official currency of Indonesia is Rupiah (Rp). One US Dollar is approximately Rp 13.640. Attendee can change your currency for Rupiah at any authorized money changer or bank. Major banks open from 9 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) can be found almost everywhere and provide 24 hour cash withdrawal for Rupiah.
International credit card such as VISA, MasterCard, Union Pay, and American Express are commonly accepted by hotels, retail shops and restaurant in Indonesia. Such premises usually display stickers showing the credit cards they accept at their entrances.
Bali and Indonesia you can expect the 2 pin socket and plug as used in larger parts of Europe. Whether you are staying in a hotel or in a private villa you should be able to get an adapter if you ask for one. The pins are round, not flat or rectangular. Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz, Power sockets: type C / F.
Local SIM cards can be purchase at nearby convenience stores. Attendee may also consider buying a local SIM card at the arrival Hall of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport upon landing. International Direct Dial (IDD) service to most countries and region of the world is available at most hotel for a fee.
The regulations laid down by the Smoke-free Areas Provincial Law No.7, 2013 stipulates that tobacco smoking is not allowed in public places in Bali. These places include places of education, work places, places of worship, recreation areas or areas frequented by children. Smoking in hospitals, maternity homes and other medical facility center is also prohibited. The law also applies to public transport services and general public places including shopping malls, markets, restaurants and airports
Those coming for the first time to Bali can look for the no-smoking signage installed in the smoke-free zones. If you’re unsure about a particular area, it is always better to ask before you smoke. Restaurants and bars will have designated areas for smoking. But as yet the new Bali airport doesn’t have one so make sure you have a smoke before you reach the airport if you have to.
The Sales Tax Rate in Indonesia stands at 10 percent.
Shopping Bag Charge
All retain businesses in Bali are required to charge a minimum of Rp 5000 for each shopping bag provided to customers. Be environmentally responsible, please “Bring Your Own Bag”
Most major restaurants add a 10% service charge, but you are still expected to leave a tip of 5-10%, depending on hospitality service. Bellboys, porters and washroom service will also expect a small tip.
Attendee are advised to take insurance before visiting Bali. Please check your insurance agent about their 24 hours support for emergency.
Getting Around Bali
For the latest information, please visit the website of https://www.balitourismboard.org/