7 Travel Tips in Indonesia - POJOKCERITA

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

7 Travel Tips in Indonesia

Due to different culture, language, weather, and so on, before arriving in Indonesia, you should know several travel tips on the explanation below :

1. Airport

Located approximately 26 km west of the capital city of Indonesia, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport can be reached at about a 20-minute drive from the Jakarta business district. 32 major international airlines come in and out of Terminal 2, while local flights use either terminal 1 or 2. An airport tx of IDR 150,000 is levied by airports on departing passengers on international flights and IDR 40,000 for those on domestic routes.

2. Customs & Prohibited

Maximum items allowed by customs when you visit Indonesia : 1 liter of alcoholic beverages, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 grams of tobacco, reasonable amount of perfume per adult. Cameras, video cameras, portable radios, cassette recorders, binoculars and sport equipment are admitted provided they are taken out an departure. They must be declared to Customs.

You are prohibited to carry: Firearms, Narcotics drugs, Pornography materials, Chinese printing and medicines, Transceivers and cordless telephone, films, pre-recorded video tapes, laser discs, VCDs, DVDs must be screened by Censor Board. Import or export of foreign currencies and travelers' checks are allowed. However, the import and export of Indonesia currency exceeding 100 million Rupiahs is prohibited.

3. Tipping

Most hotels add a 10% service charge to the bill on top of the 10% tax. In restaurants where service charge is not added, a tip of 5 to 10% on the bill will be appropiate depending on the service and type of establishment.

4. Weather

Located in the tropical zone, Jakarta's climate is hot and humid. The average temperatures range from 26° Celcius at night and early morning and up to 30° Celcius at noon. April to October is usually dry season in Jakarta while November to March is wet season.

5. Language & Ethnic Groups

Like the rest of Indonesia, the people of Jakarta speak the official language bahasa Indonesia. Current population of Jakarta consists of various ethnic groups from different parts of Indonesia, including Chinese, Arab and Indian descents in commercial areas.

6. Electricity

Outlets and voltage (220 volts). Small appliances such as hair dryers, irons, etc, can be used in Indonesia. For those from other countries, adapters are required for electrical appliances. The frequency of electrical current in Indonesia is 50 Hz.

7. Transportation

Taxis in Indonesia are cheap and plentiful, and thankfully air conditioned, making them the best way to get around, especially in the cities. Make sure the driver knows where you're going before getting in, and make sure he uses the meter. If he refuse, just get another taxi, they're usually not hard to find.





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