Travel Tips

 

Passports and Visas

Countries of nationals that do not require a Visa to enter Bali:

Brunei Darussalam
Chile
Hongkong Special Administrative Region
Macao Special Administrative Region
Malaysia
Morocco
Peru
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam

Countries of nationals that require and are eligible for Visa-On-Arrivals:

Algeria
Germany
Oman
Arab Emirates
Greece
Panama
Argentina
Hungary
Poland
Australia
Iceland
Portugal
Austria
India
Qatar
Bahrain
Iran
Romania
Belgium
Ireland
Russia
Brazil
Italy
Saudi Arabia
Bulgaria
Japan (process on plane)
Slovakia
Cambodia
Kuwait
Slovenia
Canada
Laos
South Africa
China
Latvia
South Korea
Cyprus
Libya
Spain
Czech Republic
Liechtenstein
Suriname
Denmark
Lithuania
Sweden
Egypt
Luxembourg
Switzerland
Estonia
Maldives
Taiwan
Fiji
Malta
Tunisia
Finland
Mexico
United Kingdom
France
Monaco
United States of America
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway


Charges: US$25 for a stay of up to 30 days (payable only in US Dollars)
30-day visa can now be extended.
7-day visa NO longer available.


Salient points to note:

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The Visa on Arrival is non-extendable and cannot be converted into a different visa.
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The Visa purchasing system will take approximately 3-5 minutes per applicant.
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There are 6 payment counters, a bank and a money changer set up to process payments.
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Once you have paid for and received your visa you will need to proceed to Immigration where your visa will be processed.


Citizens of countries not on the visa on arrival or visa free lists will be required to apply for a visa before entering Indonesia.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia, and you must have proof of onward passage (either return or through tickets). If you cannot fulfill both of these requirements, you may not be allowed to enter the country.

Click here to check out the nearest Indonesian Embassy.
Click here for Indonesian Embassies with websites.
Click here for Indonesian Consular offices worldwide.

Departure tax: 150,000rp/person


Airlines flying from Singapore to Denpasar Bali
Direct from Singapore


Other airlines flying to Denpasar Bali




Customs Regulations

Prohibited Items

Weapons, narcotics and pornography are prohibited to bring into Bali. Pets are strictly banned to prevent the spread of rabies.

Alcohol & Tobacco

A person is allowed to bring only a maximum of one litre of alcohol, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 100grams of tobacco and a reasonable amount of perfume into Indonesia. Photographic equipment, typewriters, laptop computers and radios are admitted, provided that they are taken out on departure. All these should be declared via a customs declaration form that must be completed before arrival.



Currencies and National Treasures

A person is not allowed to import or export Indonesian currency exceeding IDR 5 million. In addition, the export of national treasures is frowned upon - genuine antiques, tortoise shell, crocodile skins and ivory are not allowed to be taken out of Indonesia.

Local Currency

The local currency is called Rupiah. It is in circulation in these notes - 100, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000 and these coins - 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000.

For currency conversion online, click here



Bali Time

Bali Time Zone is GMT + 8 hours.



Accomodation

The enormous varieties of accommodation available in Bali are unimaginable. It varies from magnificent 6-star resorts to simple rustic cabins to cater for all budgets.



Credit Cards

Major credit cards are acceptable in most hotels along with American dollar traveler's cheques.



Electricity

Most hotels use 220 volts, 50 cycles and a round, two-pronged slim plug. Bathroom shaver plugs usually have a transformer switch. We suggest that you bring along an adaptor for your appliance.



Getting Around

Airport transfers are provided by the management of Villa Layang Bulan.

Traveling around Bali is easy because wherever you go you will find helpful locals who would offer you advice and directions.

Car rental usually costs between US$25 to US$40 a day (24 hours) including insurance depending on what kind of car you choose.

Motorcycle rental is between US$5 to US$8 per day (24 hours) including insurance.

Many taxis are not metered so it is advisable to negotiate the fare before boarding. For reliable taxi service, you may call one of the following companies with your handphone:

    • Blue Bird Taxi @ 701111
    • Taksi Praja @ 289191, 289090
    • Taksi Bali @ 701111


Make sure the metre is switched on and flag up is 5,000Rp before the driver starts driving.

Bemos are a unique form of transport. They are mini-vans plying as commuter buses. You simply hail the driver and negotiate the fare that suits you both.

For sightseeing, you can book half and full day tours at reasonable prices with reliable tour companies through the management of Villa Layang Bulan.



Driving License

If you wish to hire a car you must be over 18 years of age and posses an International Driver's License or license from ASEAN countries.



Clothing

Light, airy, casual clothes are the most practical and you will find natural fibers like cotton or linen are the most comfortable in Bali's often humid conditions. Sarongs or waist sashes should be worn when visiting temples.



Medical

AEA International (Medical Evac) - Jl. Hayam Wuruk 40, Denpasar. Tel : 228996
Bali International Medical Center - Jl Bypass Ngurah Rai 100X Denpasar. Tel : 761263
Rumah Sakit Dharma Husada (Hospital) - Jl. Panglima Sudirman No.50, Denpasar. Tel : 227560
Kuta Clinic - Jl. Raya Kuta No.100X, Kuta. Tel : 753268
Nusa Dua Clinic - Jl. Pramata No. 81A, Nusa Dua. Tel : 771324
Rumah Sakit Umum Sanglah (Hospital) - Jl. Diponegoro, Denpasar. Tel : 227911  

Emergency Numbers
Ambulance : 118
Fire : 113
Police : 110
Search & Rescue : 51111
Red Cross : 26465

Operator Assisted Calls
Within Indonesia : 100
International : 101

Directory Information
Bali : 108
Indonesia : 106

Credit Card Enquiries

American Express:
Grand Bali Beach Hotel, Sanur. Tel : 288511 ext. 111

Mastercard:
Bank Central Asia, Jl. Cokroaminoto, Denpasar. Tel : 222652

Visa Card:
Bank Duta, Jl. Hayam Wuruk 165, Denpasar. Tel : 226578



Money Changers

To be safe, don't change money at small counters with 'no commission' sign. The recommended money changers are:

Central Kuta - near Bali Deli and Kuta street

Maspintja - front of Bintang Super Market, Seminyak



Traditional Markets

Badung - This is the market where you can buy fruits, vegetables, meat as well as handicrafts - it is only 20 minutes from Kuta by taxi

Sukawati - A famous traditional handicraft market - it takes 45 minutes from Kuta

Ubud - This picturesque town represents a lot of traditional arts and handicrafts. You will also find other tourist attractions here, such as the famous Antonio Blanco museum, Monkey Forest, Royal Temple - it takes an hour from Kuta.



Supermarkets

Alfa Mart - Jalan Imam Bonjol - Denpasar

Bali Deli - Jalan Kunti, Banjar Tagtag, Seminyak - Kuta

Bintang - Jalan Raya Seminyak

Carrefour - Sunset Road

Dijon - Kuta Poleng Mall Block A 1-2

Makro - Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai (Sanur)


Night Spots (short drive from Villa Layang Bulan)

Clinique Bar - JL Dhyana Pura, Seminyak
Gay bar, male bar top dancing & drag show

Mixwell Bar - in JL Dhyana Pura, Seminyak  
Gay bar, male bar top dancing, & drag show

F Bar - in JL Dhyana Pura, Seminyak  
Gay bar, male bar top dancing, shower show & drag show

Bali Joe - JL Dhyana Pura, Seminyak  
Gay bar, male bar top dancing, & drag show

Double Six (66), on beachfront, Seminyak  
Gay friendly dance club, bungy jump, discotheque, swimming pool

Callego, Ganesha Beach, Petitenget  
Gay beach, bar, restaurant, massages, sunbathing, swimming



Famous Restaurants

Bali Deli Café (French Bistro)
Jalan Kunti Seminyak  

Gado-Gado (International Cuisine)
Jalan Dhyana Pura, Seminyak  

Hu'u Bar & Lounge (International Cuisine)
Jalan Petitenget  

Kafe Warisan (Modern French Cuisine)
Jalan Kerobokan  

Ku Da Ta (International Cuisine)
Jalan lasmana  

La Luciolla (International Cuisine)
Oberoi area  

Made's Warung (Mixed Cuisine)
Jalan Pantai Kuta, Seminyak  

Paul Place (Pan Asian Tapas Bar)
Oberoi area  

Queen Tandor (Indian)
Jalan Seminyak  

The Living Room (Eclectic Asian Cuisine)
Petitenget

Warung Bonita (Western & Asian Cuisine)
Petitenget