Language of Bali
The language in Bali is Balinese, a language specific to the island. The Balinese also speak Indonesian and English especially in tourist towns such as Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Ubud and Sanur.
Entry into Bali
To enter Indonesia, your passport must be valid 6 months. You need a Visa on Arrival which can be applied for when you arrive. The exit tax (mandatory) is 150 000 Rupiah.
Religion in Bali
The religion practised in Bali is Balinese Hinduism. Other religions represented in the island are Islam and Christianity.
The currency is the Indonesian Rupiah. Cash and travelers checks are easily changed at most banks. The use of credit cards is more common than elsewhere, because Bali is one of the points most of the tourist islands. Try not to withdraw cash from ATM machines as ATMs may have skimming device attached which scan your card for details without your knowledge. The information is then used to withdraw money from your account. Credit cards however are accepted without problem in major hotels and restaurants. Banks are generally open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 2 pm.
Weather in Bali
Day and night are nearly equal and there are no short winter days or long summer days. There is very little variation throughout the year, because Bali is located only a few degrees south of the equator. Throughout the year, temperatures vary little. They range from about 26 ° C, during the "wet" season (May to July / August) to 30 ° C, during the "dry" season (December to March). The rainy season begins in October and ends around April.
The country code for Indonesia is 62. The area code for Bali is 361. To dial a number in Bali, key in your international dialing code (eg 001) followed by 62 361, followed by the number. eg 001-62-361-7975123. On your mobile phone, press + 62 361 797 5123.
Bali International Airport
There is only one airport in Bali - Ngurah Rai International Airport (airport code DPS) located in Denpasar, South Bali. This is approximately 15 km south of the city and close to Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran and Nusa Dua. Many taxis provide services to Denpasar and its surrounding areas. Choose a metered taxi to ensure you are paying the correct fare. Remember to have extra Rp 150 000 airport tax for your international departure flight.
Normally 220 volts everywhere, but a supply of 110 volts may remain here and there. Electrical outlets are the same standards as in Europe. Most major hotels will have adaptors.