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Climate

Climate

As it is in equator are Jakarta has a friendly tropical climate (25-31 °Celcius) most of the year, with light breezes. From end of October to April, there is usually a rain shower everyday. The temperature drops slightly at night, so it's goo...

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Communication and wifi

Communication and wifi

International access code for Indonesia is +62. The area code for Jakarta is 021. Buying a local SIM card is a good option as international roaming fees can be expensive. You may need to inform your network operator in advance of your trip so the &...

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Currency & Credit Cards

Currency & Credit Cards

Indonesian currency is in Rupiah. Foreign currency can easily be exchanged at banks, hotels and money changers in major tourist destinations; the US dollar is the most accepted currency. Exchange rates are more favourable at local banks, and better s...

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Do's & Dont's

Do's & Dont's

Indonesia is generally a relaxed place to laid back. However, we do have our own customs and visitors should try to observe these practices when they arrive. Some common courtesies and customs are as follows:

Although handshakes are gen...

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Electricity

Electricity

Electricity is 220 volts, 50Hz. A variety of plugs are in use, including the European two-pin. Standard outlets are plugs with two rounded ping. Indonesia use type F plug, type G is still seen, but it's not commonly used. Converters to type F are...

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Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Dehydration and Sunburn The sun is strong throughout the year in the country. Proper care against sunburn must be constantly taken. Dehydration and loss of salt through perspiration are two other common problems for the unprepared traveller. Dr...

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Office Hours

Office Hours

Government offices are open from 8 am to 4 pm from Monday to Friday. Many closed between 11:30 am - 1:30 pm on Friday for Muslim prayer time. Banks and businesses offices generally open 8 am-4 pm or 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday. Shopping malls remain open...

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Passport & Visa

Passport & Visa

All travelers to Indonesia must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival, and have proof (tickets) of onward or return passage.

Visa-on-Arrival: The Indonesian Government extends Visa on Arrival...

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Pharmacies

Pharmacies

There are available international pharmacies in all the main shopping malls. You can also find several local pharmacies across the city, called “Apotik”.   

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Time Zones

Time Zones

Indonesia divided into three time zones. Jakarta is in WIB (Western Indonesian Time, 7 hours ahead of GMT). The other are WITA (Central Indonesia Time, 8 hours ahead of GMT), and WIT (Eastern Indonesia Time, 9 hours ahead of GMT). Jakarta is one hour...

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