Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Visit Indonesia

Rainy season : October-April
Dry season : Mey-September
Temperature : 21C - 33C

Rupiah (Rp)
1.00 US$ is about Rp 9000.00
Rupiah denomination are :
500 (coin)|200 (coin)|100 (coin)|50 (rare)|25 (very rare)

Passengers departing on international and domestic flights have to pay Rp. 50,000 and Rp. 11,000 airport tax respectively.

On entry to Indonesia, each adult is allowed to bring in tax-free a maximum of one liter of alcoholic beverages and 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 grams of tobacco.

Cameras, video cameras, portable radios, cassette recorders, binoculars and sport equipment are admitted provided they are taken out of the country on departure. They must be declared to Customs. Prohibited are firearms, narcotics, pornography, Chinese printing and medicines, transceivers and cordless telephones. Films, pre-recorded video tapes and laser disks must be screened by the Censor Board.

There is no restriction on the movement of foreign currencies or travellers checks in and out of the country. However, the import and export of Indonesian hard currency exceeding Rp. 5 million is prohibited.

Long-distance telephone calls within Indonesia are by direct dialing. International Direct Dialing (IDD) is available in all 26 provincial capitals and in more than 320 cities throughout the country. For the business travellers, facsimile, telex and email services are available in most hotels and at service outlets.

Visitor can use selfphone too. These are the product list :
Simpati, starter pack : 1.5$
Mentari, starter pack : 1$
XL Bebas, starter pack : below 1$
IM 3, starter pack : 1$
As, starter pack: 1$
Jempol, starter pack : below 1$
Fren (CDMA), starter pack : 1$
Three, starter pack : 1$

Simpati still the best for coverage and quality. Another slighly below it. You can find cellular store everywhere.

220 Volt
Be careful. Your electronic equipment maybe use 110 volt.

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