Public Language

Official language is Bahasa Indonesia.

Currency Exchange

Indonesia’s national currency is Rupiah (Indonesian Rupiah = IDR). The exchange rate normally fluctuates between IDR 13,000 and IDR 14,000 for 1 USD.

Telecommunication

The country code for Indonesia is + 62.

Local area code for Jakarta is 021 and for Denpasar 036. Omit the 0 (zero) when dialing with the country code, followed by the phone number.

For international call: 007 + country code + area code + phone number.

Climate and Weather

Indonesia has a tropical climate with high humidity. The average temperature is 26–31 Celsius or 78 – 87 Fahrenheit.

Local Time

Indonesia is divided into three time zones:

Western Indonesian Time (GMT+7): Sumatra, Java, West and Central Kalimantan.

Central Indonesian Time (GMT+8): Bali, Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands, East and South Kalimantan.

Eastern Indonesian Time (GMT+9): Maluku Islands, Indonesian Papua.

City of Jakarta observes the Western Indonesian Time.

City of Denpasar observes the Central Indonesian Time.

Electricity

The power supply in Indonesia is 220-240 volts. Outlets are mainly made for two-round-pronged.

Local Transportation

Taxis and rentals cars are also available for hire.

Local Wisdom

Local people are friendly and warm-hearted. Yet, please consider to dress decently.