Indonesia

Asia

Overview

Because of her location and geology, Indonesia is blessed with a charmingly distinct landscape, from the lush rice lands on Java and Bali to the lavish rain forests of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi, to the savannah grasslands of the Nusatenggara islands to snow-capped peaks of West Papua. Her moderate climate, fertile soil and minerals have also made Indonesia the ideal habitat for a large number of unique and endemic flora, fauna and a diverse variety of land and sea species.

So, whether you are up for an unmatched dive, an explorative trip to one of the 50 national parks, a surf break, or a cultural tour to explore Islamic and colonic heritage, ancient temples or the delicious gastronomy, Indonesia welcomes you with her arms wide open.

 

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Borobudur, Mount Bromo, Prambanan

Culture Norms: Social courtesies are often fairly formal. Using a few words of the local language will be appreciated. When drink or food is served, it should not be touched until the host invites the guest to do so. Never pass or accept anything with the left hand, as this is seen as unclean. Public displays of affection between men and women are frowned upon, and kissing in public will attract a great deal of unwanted attention. You should take care to dress in an appropriate way – whilst a more casual attitude may be fine in Bali, Aceh is rather more conservative and you may be expected to cover up a little more.    

Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 0.4 $, coffee – 1.9 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 12.3 $

Emergency Numbers: Police: 110 Ambulance: 118 Fire brigade: 113

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Malaria:  Prophylaxis with Lariam, Malarone, or doxycycline is recommended for rural areas. There is no risk in Jakarta, resort areas of Bali, or the island of Java, except for the Menoreh Hills in central Java. Hepatitis A & B and Typhoid vaccinations are recommended for all travelers. Yellow fever, required for all travelers arriving from or transiting through a yellow-fever-infected area in Africa or the Americas. Not recommended otherwise. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. Japanese encephalitis, for travelers who may spend a month or more in rural areas and for short-term travelers who may spend substantial time outdoors in rural areas, especially after dusk. Rabies vaccination maybe required depending on your trip activities. Polio booster recommended for any adult traveler who completed the childhood series but never had polio vaccine as an adult.

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Currency

Name: Indonesian Rupiah

Symbol: IDR

1 IDR = 0.00 EUR

1 EUR= 16395.47 IDR

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Weather conditions

Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
29.8°
30.0°
30.4°
30.8°
30.7°
30.3°
30.0°
30.3°
30.6°
31.1°
30.8°
30.2°
22.6°
22.6°
22.7°
22.9°
22.8°
22.2°
21.7°
21.7°
22.0°
22.6°
22.8°
22.7°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
332.6
283.8
284.1
213.9
178.3
112.2
95.7
86.9
107.5
160.6
218.2
286.7
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Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
29.8°
30.0°
30.4°
30.8°
30.7°
30.3°
30.0°
30.3°
30.6°
31.1°
30.8°
30.2°
22.6°
22.6°
22.7°
22.9°
22.8°
22.2°
21.7°
21.7°
22.0°
22.6°
22.8°
22.7°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
332.6
283.8
284.1
213.9
178.3
112.2
95.7
86.9
107.5
160.6
218.2
286.7
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