Travel Information Indonesia
- FLAG 🇮🇩
- CAPITAL Jakarta
- GOVERNMENT Republic
- CURRENCY Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
- POPULATION 245,452,739 (July 2006 est.)
- TOTAL AREA total: 1,904,569km² (water: 93,000km² land: 1,811,569km²)
- LANGUAGES Indonesian (official) and countless regional languages.
- DECIMAL SYSTEM Indonesia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C)
- TIME ZONE Time zone is from UTC+07:00 to UTC+09:00
- LOCATION Indonesia is located in South-Eastern Asia
Most popular cities in Indonesia
- Banda Aceh —visit Tsunami Museum and Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, the mosque that survived from Earthquake and Tsunami in 2004.
- Medan —visit the Istana Maimun (Maimoon Palace) in the noon to see the inside of the Palace. you can find pork around here, the name they usually use is Babi Panggang Karo
- Padang — famous for Jam Gadang
- Palembang — a bustling metropolis in southern Sumatra and the oldest city of the country with rich cultural heritage.
- Tanjung Pandan — the main city of the island of Belitung
- Pangkal Pinang
- Jakarta — the perennially congested capital which is also the largest city of the country
- Bandung — university town in the cooler highlands of Java
- Yogyakarta — Java’s cultural hub and the access point to the mighty temples of Prambanan and Borobudur
- Surabaya — a port city in Java. scorching hot but with extremely friendly locals, a gate to the island of Madura.
- Banjarmasin — the largest town on with a rich architectural heritage
- Manado — Christian city at the northeastern tip of Sulawesi, famous for diving
- Medan — the main city of Sumatra
- Semarang — the capital of Central Java, with a blend of Javanese, Chinese, and Dutch influences
- Makassar (Ujung Pandang) — the gateway to Sulawesi
- Jayapura — the capital of Papua and a gateway to the highlands
Sockets & Plugs
Indonesia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
Indonesia uses the Indonesian rupiah (symbol: Rp), code IDR.
Banknotes come in denominations of 100000, 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 rupiah. Rupiah is subdivided into 100 sens. Coins come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200 and 100 rupiah.
Automatic teller machines are common in Indonesia. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.
You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Not expected, but can leave extra tip
Tipping is usually not expected in Indonesia. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.
Internet speed in Indonesia is on average 3.9 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Indonesia is low. It is not as easy to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 61,346.66 IDR, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: Indosat, Telkomsel, Smartfren, XL Axiata or 3 (Tri).
Indonesia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 1800.
If you don’t want to buy SIM card in Indonesia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Indonesia, dial +, then 62 (the country code for Indonesia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.
Moderate crime rate
Indonesia has a moderate crime rate . Take precautions to avoid mugging, bag snatching and pickpocketing. Be particularly vigilant at airports, railway stations and crowded public gatherings. Do not leave valuables unattended.
It’s recommended to follow security precautions like wearing a money belt, leaving valuables in your hotel room safe or well out of sight, securing your bag, staying vigilant in crowds and steering clear of commotions.
In Indonesia you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 40-50 km/h (24-31 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on undivided highways.
Rent a car
In order to rent a car:
- you must be over 25
- must hold a full license for at least a 1 year
- almost always have a credit card (Visa & MasterCard are the best)
Alcohol, drugs & prostitution
Minimum age to purchase alcohol is 21 years old, while to drink it is not defined.
Prostitution is legal (in a way of exchanging sex for money). Brothels are legal.
Cannabis is illegal & criminalized
Drugs (including cannabis/marijuana) are illegal & criminalized which means you are risking jail time with other penalties (fine, community service, rehabilitation) if you are caught.
- Police 110
- Ambulance 118
- Fire department 113
- Ambulance 119
- Search & rescue 115
- Natural disasters 129
- Electricity emergency 123
- Mobile phones 112
Vaccinations listed are recommended
The following vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
- Typhoid fever
- Hepatitis A
- Yellow Fever
These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese Encephalitis
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