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VISA INFORMATION

Countries that do not require a visa
Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macao, Morocco, Chile, Peru.

Countries that require and are eligible for Visa On Arrival (VOA)
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain,Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece , Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembour, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, People's Republic of China, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Suriname, Taiwan, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Costs for VOA
• US$ 10.00 / person for 3 days stay
• US$ 25.00 / person for 4 - 30 days
• Overstay - US$ 20.00 / day

Airport Departure Tax
Rp 150.000 for International departures.

A VOA can also be applied for at the Indonesian Embassy in your home country if you want to avoid standing in an application queue on arrival. 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 a return or onward ticket). If you cannot fulfil both of these requirements, you may not be allowed to enter the country.

These countries need to apply for a VISA from the Immigration Head Office in Jakarta
Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bangladesh, Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Israel, North Korea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tonga

Indonesian Embassies around the World
Visa information & Forms
Australia | New Zealand | USA | UK

Indonesia Embassy in Singapore
7 Chatsworth Road, Singapore 249761
(near Orchard Road but is a very long walk in so you should take a taxi)
Tel:6737-7422 , Fax:6737-5037, 6235-5783
Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu 8.30 am - 1.00 pm; 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm;
Fri 8.30 am - 12.30 pm; 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Visa Information | Indonesian Visa Application Form | Cost S$75 at time of writing (if you require a VOA)

Indonesia Embassy in the USA
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Tel : 202/775-5200

Consulate General:
CA : 213/383-5126 or 415/474-9571
IL : 312/595-1777
NY : 212/879-0600
TX : 713/785-1691


FLIGHTS TO BALI

Airlines Flying to Bali
A number of airlines fly to Bali's Ngurai Rai International Airport (Airport Code - DPS) located in Denpasar. If travelling from Europe or the US, it is a good idea to break your flight and do a stopover in Singapore or Thailand before continuing on to Bali. Here is a list of airlines flying to Denpasar.

American Airlines - Australian Airlines/Qantas - British Airways - Cathay Pacific - China Airlines - EVA Air - Garuda Indonesia - KLM - Lufthansa - Malaysia Airlines - Qatar Airways - Singapore Airlines - Thai Airways - Transaero

Budget Airlines: AirAsia (from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) - Jetstar/Valuair (from Singapore or Australia)

Airlines Flying to Bali from Singapore
Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines (special fares for 2 or 4 travelling together - ask your Travel Agent), Jetstar/Valuair, Qantas/Australian Airlines and Transaero fly to Denpasar direct. For competitive fares , try Singapore travel agents MISA Travel (airfares.com.sg for online booking) or Chan Brothers. For SQ flights, good prices can be found on the Singapore Airlines website. Flight time from Singapore to Denpasar-Bali is 2 hr 30 mins. Singapore Airlines has flights departing throughout the day. All other airlines depart Singapore for Bali in the late afternoon or evening. To check flight departure times go to AsiaOne Flight Information Page

New Zealand to Bali - There are no direct flights from New Zealand to Bali. However here are some airlines that will get you there from Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington. Qantas (via Sydney or Melbourne), Garuda Indonesia (via Sydney or Melbourne), Singapore Airlines (via Singapore), Royal Brunei Airlines (via Brisbane & Brunei). You may have an overnight stay in Brunei if you take Royal Brunei.

Codeshare Partner Airlines: British Airways and American Airlines are codeshare partners of Qantas, meaning that both BA & AA do not operate their own flights to Bali but you can still book your flight through them and fly to Bali on their codeshare partner Qantas.


GENERAL INFORMATION


Weather
Bali has a tropical climate which is warm all year round. The average temperature is about 30 °C during the day with high humidity making it feel alot warmer than it is. There are generally 2 seasons : the dry season from April to October and and the wet season from October to March although rain can be expected at any time of the year. In general expect a lot more rain in the wet season! The best months to visit are April to September, when the humidity is lower and there are more sunny days. The temperatures tend to be cooler in the highlands such as around Ubud, Lake Bratan and Munduk so bring a jumper/cardigan/sweater just in case.

Language
The national language is Bahasa Indonesia, which is used as the medium of instruction in schools. The people of Bali speak a Balinese Language at home, in their community and in the market place. English is commonly spoken throughout Bali particularly in commercial tourist centers of Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur, Denpasar and Ubud.

Bali Time Difference
There are 3 time zones in Indonesia. Bali Time follows Waktu Indonesia Tengah (WITA) or Central Indonesia Standard Time which is GMT +8. Bali time is also the same as Singapore time.
You can also check the time difference between Bali and other cities.

Voltage
220 Volts, 50 Cycles. Most hotels will have adaptors.

Internet
There are many internet cafes in the tourist areas. Some hotels have free internet connection. In Ubud you will find several internet cafes along Monkey Forest Road and Jalan Hanoman. At Villa Semana, you can use our notebook with internet connection.

Safety
In general Bali is safe and the most harassment you will receive is from the street vendors selling cheap tourist souvenirs. Is Bali safe from terrorists? Answer : Is London safe from terrorists? Is New York safe from terrorists? If you are concerned, exercise the same type of caution you would when visiting other places that have terrorist attacks. Avoid crowded tourist areas where possible... many tourists only stay, eat and shop in Kuta, but that is not the only place in Bali. Many tourists are choosing to return to Bali for their holidays because they feel it is safe and realise that they cannot stop going to every country where there has been a terrorist bombing.

Finally... not all terrorists have dark skin and speak foreign languages and bear in mind, a terrorist attack can happen in a Western country, including one where it hasn't happened before.


SIMPLE PHRASES

Some common expressions

Selamat datang -> Welcome
Selamat pagi -> Good morning
Selamat sore -> Good afternoon
Selamat siang -> Good day
Apa kabar? -> How are you?
Baik ! Terima kasih -> Fine ! Thank you
Siapa nama Anda? -> What is your name?
Nama saya John Doe -> My name is John Doe
Berapa Haganya? -> How much is it?
Mahal ! -> Expensive !
Murah ! -> Cheap !
Boleh tawar? -> Can I bargain?
Harga pas -> Fixed price
Selamat makan -> Have a nice meal
Selamat jalan -> Good bye (to person leaving)
Selamat tinggal -> Good bye (if you are leaving)


Banjar Semana, Desa Singakerta, Ubud, Bali - Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 8987 111 - Fax: +62 361 8987 222

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