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Facts about country

Capital Jakarta


216 million

Main Languages

Bahasa Indonesia (plus 583 dialects), English


2 Plug System 220 50 HZ


Rupiah (rp)

Exchange Rate for US $ as of Dec 2001

10500 rp per 1 US$

Safe to Drink Tap Water



1,904,000 sq km


ferry, bus, plane, taxi, minibus, tourist bus, boat, motorbike

Cash Machines (ATMS) Yes
Credit Card Usage Yes
Religion Muslim, Christian, Hindu
Measurement System Metric System

Recommended Budget per Day in US $ 

Total Budget per Person Accommodation Meals Transportation Other
18 $ 3 $ 5 5 $ 5 $

Main things to See (we give descriptions only on places we visited)

Things to See  Visited Brief Description Recommend (10 is best 1 is don't bother)
Bali Y A really beautiful island, but really touristy and packed with tourists.  We visited Kuta, Ubud and Kintamani.  Ubud is notorious for the Monkey Forest and textiles and arts.   Kintamini is the town near a beautiful volcano that one can climb. 8
Java N    
Lombok N    
Sumatra N
Komodo & Rinca N
Flores N
Sulawesi N
Maluku N    
Kalimantan N    
Irian Jaya N
Jakarta N

Popular activities and Tours (Being not included does not mean they do not exist)

Hiking / Trekking x
Scuba Diving x
Historical Sites x
Sightseeing tours x


Bunji Jumping



Boat tours x
Fishing x
Horseback riding
Canoeing x
River Rafting x
Sky Diving
Surfing x
Windsurfing x
Kayaking x
Sailing x
Mountain biking x
Motorbike x
Sand boarding
Snorkeling x
Water Skiing
Bicycling x

Feeling and Opinions on Bali Indonesia

Bali is a beautiful Island that has become very touristy.  There are also a lot of rip people trying to rip you off. Watch out for the money changers.  Hiking the Gunung Batur volcano was really good and one gets away from Kuta.  We only spent a couple of days in Bali so we do not have a great knowledge of the island. 


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