By Calico Jack

All transport modes play a role in Indonesia's transport system and are generally complementary rather than competitive. Densely populated Java, with 7 percent of Indonesia’s

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By Calico Jack

Indonesia has a wide range of accommodation at competitive rates. International standard, medium and budget hotels; youth hostels; and timeshare apartments are just some of

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By Calico Jack

Power supply is usually 220 volts/250 cycles in large cities, but 110 volts is still used in some areas. Normal outlets are plugs with two

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By Calico Jack

Achipelago is spread over three time zones. Western Indonesia Standard Time, which covers the islands of Sumatra, Java & Madura, West and Central Kalimantan is

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By Calico Jack

Several tips to keep in respect for Indonesian’s customs, rituals and sensibilities: Don’t take a picture of anyone or something without first obtaining permission. Don’t

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By Calico Jack

Major cities in Indonesia have shopping complexes, supermarkets and department stores where prices are fixed. Shops are usually open all week including Sundays. Shopping hours

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By Calico Jack

The unit of currency is Indonesia Rupiah indicated as IDR. USD1 is roughly equivalent to IDR 10.000,-. Foreign currency can be converted at banks and

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By Calico Jack

Normal banking hours are from 8.00 am to 2.30 pm from Monday to Friday. Some bank branches in hotels, however, keep longer hours. Daily exchange

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