Everything you should know before going to Indonesia
First Impression when just landed in Jakarta ( one of main gateway airport ) That Jakarta just alike other metropolitan city in other country. Crowded, pollution, high building everywhere and glamour. When you span more that 1 nights you will see that Jakarta never sleep.
Will be different when your first landed at Bali. Everyone knows Bali, even more they know about Indonesia. ” Indonesia… Where is that ???.. It close to Bali “. In this time, we will not talk about Bali, There alot information is provided for this Island. Generally, what you want to do… you have here in Bali.
Show a passport from one of 140 countries given free entry into Indonesia, and you’ll be granted 30 days on arrival without paying a Rupiah.
Keep in mind this visa is non-extendable, so if you foresee lingering longer than a month, pay US $35 for 30 days plus the option to extend, one time only, for another 30 days.
Rupiah is Indonesia currency. The low is Rp. 100 ( Coin ) then following by Rp. 200, Rp 500, Rp.1.000 ( For Rp 1.000 there are both coin and paper ) Then Rp. 2.000, Rp. 5.000, Rp. 10.000, Rp. 20.000 , Rp 50.000 and the bigest one is Rp. 100.000.
- What you can buy with Rp. 100 ?… You can get 1 candy ( Please do not surprise.. some of store they will give you chance with candy ).
- Rp, 5.000 You can have cup of coffee ( At street local restaurant at Yogyakarta and other small city around central java )
- Rp. 10.000 to Rp. 20.000 You can have your one time meal at local restaurant along the street( specially at Java )
- Rp. 50.000 to Rp. 100.000 you can take you friend to have good lunch or dinner at local restaurant.
LANGUAGE / BAHASA
Our National language is Bahasa Indonesia and we have thousand local language. If you come to the tourist destination alike Bali, you will quite easy to find someone speak English. But for other destination will be bit or even hard to find them ( Only at tourist destination )
One think you should know that, most of the peoples prefer to use their local language than Bahasa Indonesia. Bahasa Indonesia is used when to talk with other peoples come from completely different dialect or use in formal occasion. What should be careful about Bahasa Indonesia is some word is sound same as local language. When you learn to speak Bahasa, just focus to Bahasa Indonesia. When you hear strange language, they speak in local dialect.
LET we give you example ( Please say it ): PODO (Java) and BODOH (Bahasa Indonesia).
PODO in Javanese, means SAME and BODOH in Bahasa Indonesia, mean STUPID (sorry )
Basic Bahasa Indonesia you could learn and it use alot on the street :
BAGUS : GOOD
BERAPA : HOW MUCH
MAHAL : EXPENSIVE
MAKAN : EAT ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or anything for eating )
ENAK : TESTY
DIMANA INI / ITU : WHERE IS THIS / THAT
and many more, please contact us for free lesson 🙂
Transportation in Indonesia is as diverse as the country’s terrain, but you’re mostly likely to arrive from overseas by flying to Bali (Denpasar) or Jakarta. From these major hubs, you can find a way to most destinations by plane, car or boat. ( Source https://www.worldnomads.com/explore/southeast-asia/indonesia/everything-you-need-to-know-before-you-go-to-indonesia )
LOCAL PEOPLES and TRADITIONS
Indonesia peoples known as the smiles peoples, Very polite. When you walk around the traditional market or small village, almost everyone will say Hi… sometimes they practice their English by saying… I LOVE YOU SIR…. doesn’t matter you are man or women.
COUNTRY WITH THOUSAND UNEXPECTED
What you want to see during your time in Indonesia ??!!…
When you come to the place alike Bali, Jakarta and other big city in Indonesia which is providing alot tourist attractions, although it set naturally or by made in, you can 100% predicted that you will see what you want to see and to know. But when you go deep to the traditional life by visiting villages where there no a lot tourist are visited Or You visit the wildlife, it different.
It always happened what you expect to see during visiting, it did not show up. BUT It always happened what you do not expect to see, you get them. even more.
What generally to bring before come to Indonesia
- Rain coat , an umbrella, Hat
- Good insect repellent
- Cotton cloths, jacket for mountain hike
- Good walking shoes for trekking or you can used trekking sandals
- oneday backpack
- Just enough Rupiah
- personal medication
- Take malaria pill week before, during and after
- Life Insurance and other importance staff insurance