to Indonesia|Travelling in
Indonesia|Travel to Bali|
|Getting Around in Bali|Visa
to travel to Indonesia
can fly directly to Indonesia from
just about anywhere. Most people traveling
from Europe and the US arrive on direct
flights to Jakarta, while those coming
from Australia usually go first to
Bali. The main international entry
points are Soekarno-Hatta airport
in Jakarta, Ngurah Rai airport in
Bali, and Polonia airport in Medan.
There are also non-stop flights from
several Asian cities, including Singapore,
Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Nagoya,
Fukuoka and Osaka. Direct flights
connect Bali with many major cities
in Asia and Europe.
You need a return or onward ticket
to get a visa-free entry upon arrival
Air tickets from Batam and Bintan
are also inexpensive. These Indonesian
islands just off the coast of Singapore
can be reached via short ferry hops
from Singapore's World Trade Center.
arrived in Indonesia, your choices
for onward travel depend, as always,
on time and money. Travel to Bali
ranges from boats, self drive and
chauffeur driven cars, to both slow
and fast buses, bicycles and motorbikes.
Hiring a car or minibus with or without
driver, is one of the most rewarding
ways of getting around.
However, the nation's transportation
infrastructure does not move with
the kind of speed and efficiency that
Western travelers expect. It is best
to adjust your pace to local conditions.
Check and double-check your bookings.
Otherwise just go with the flow. You
can't just turn off the archipelago's
famous jam karet-"rubber time"-when
it's time to take an airplane and
turn it on again when you want to
relax. You will get there eventually.
you are, keep in mind that the tropical
heat takes its toll and you should
avoid the midday sun. Get an early
start, before the rays become punishing
(the tropical light is beautiful at
dawn). Retreat to a cool place after
lunch and go out again in the afternoon
and early evening, when it's much
is one of 24 provinces in Indonesia,
a famous tourist destination. The
capital city of Bali is Denpasar.
Located at the southern of the Bali
Island. Since it is the main tourist
destination, traveling to Bali or
Denpasar is not a difficult to do
either by land or by air and by sea.
TO BALI BY AIR
look for "Bali" in airline time tables.
It's listed as "Denpasar" (DPS) which
is the name of the island's capital.
However, from Bali's modern international
airport it takes you just 15 to 30
minutes by car to Kuta, Legian, Sanur
and Nusa Dua, and in about 50 to 60
minutes you can be in Ubud.
there is an increasing number of direct
flight connections between Bali and
Adelaide, Amsterdam, Auckland, Bangkok,
Brunei, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin,
Frankfurt, Fukuoka, Guam, Honolulu,
Kaohsiung, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los
Angeles, Melbourne, Munich, Nagoya,
Osaka, Paris, Perth, Rome, Seoul,
Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo,
Vienna, and Zurich.
you can always take a connection flight
from Jakarta to Bali. Practically
all international airlines stop in
Jakarta from there you can take a
domestic flight to Denpasar Bali.
There are several airlines that fly
from Jakarta to Denpasar, Bali as
well as from other city within Indonesia.
Few to mention : Garuda Airlines,
Merpati Airlines, Lion Air, Bouraq,
Star Air, Batavia Air, Mandala Airlines,
Airport tax for departing passengers
is Rp. 100,000 for international routes
and Rp. 20,000 for domestic flights.
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for assistance with your domestic
If you prefer to reach Bali by
land, you can either go by car, bus
or train. There are few of inter city
& inter province transport services
from some many other cities to Denpasar.
Trains are not available in Bali,
but when you have been informed about
travel by train to Bali, it is you
get on train until reaching Surabaya
from major cities in Java and from
Surabaya you transfer to a Mutiara
train to Banyuwangi on the eastern
tip of Java (7 hours) and then take
a bus to Denpasar. It is safe and
cheap but it takes time
Bus (Night Express Buses/Bis Malam
These buses leave in late afternoon
and go all night, and often well into
the next day. When bis malam cross
from island to island, they go on
the ferry. The fare includes simple
The better buses have a bathroom,
TV/video show, music and arctic air-conditioning.
key to successful bis malam trips
is sleep. Choose the best bus available
as the price difference is usually
not very great and comfort for the
long trip is essential.
The price is cheap enough compared
to any transport that most budgets
can handle two fares.
On many buses, you can reserve one
day ahead. Tickets are sold at the
bus terminal or by bus ticket agents
and travel services or ask your hotel
can be the best way to handle a land
tour as you have the freedom to stop
whenever things look interesting and
the flexibility to try out some less
traveled routes. This can also be
an economical alternative if you can
fill up a van, 5 passengers is generally
can reach Bali from any places within
Indonesia relatively convenience.
term of transportation, there are
many ways to get around in Bali.
are many city taxi services within
the city. A reliable taxi cooperative
operates from the airport with fixed
rates usually between Rp. 50.000,-
to Rp. 60.000,- into town. Find the
Taxi Service counter just outside
the terminal near left luggage, pay
at the desk and give the coupon to
Taxi flag are The Praja Taxi and Bali
Taxi, which have metered vehicles
with 'set government prices. Flag
fall is Rp 3,000, plus Rp l,500/every
additional km. Minimum pay for calling
a taxi by phone is Rp 10,000
Taxi Phone 289090
Taxi Phone 701111.
: don't agree to a fixed price. "It's
up to you" means it's getting really
expensive and possibly nasty.
A regular shuttle service
operates between Ubud, Kuta, Candidasa
and various other destinations. For
those who want quick fixed-price transportation
without the hassles of the local berno,
check with the reception desk at your
hotel or Hospitality Desk at the Conference
Reception Desk for more information
MINIBUS IN BALI
Arguably the best way for
small groups to travel around, as
these vehicles are generally big and
comfortable with large windows for
sightseeing. Charters cost between
$30 to $40 per day with AC, excluding
fuel. Minibuses are widely available
on the street. You'll be offered "transport"
everywhere you go. These drivers are
open to negotiation. To avoid the
negotiation process, ask for assistance
at your hotel or Hospitality Desk
at the Conference Information Desk
A CAR and Driving In Your Own
Driving in Bali is not for
the faint-hearted. Driving off the
beaten track is one of the best ways
to discover Bali. A valid international
license is required for driving cars
and motorbikes. If you do not have
one, you can get a provisional license
at the local Polres (police headquarters)
on the road between Denpasar and Kerobokan.
Insurance is not compulsory, but strongly
recommended. You can get a policy
from most of the rental companies
and travel agents.
Renting vehicles is very affordable.
A Toyota Kijang are the most favor
for a daily rate between USD35 to
USD50. Discounts are available during
the off-season and for longer periods.
Drivers are usually available for
an additional $7 a day. Check the
condition of the car before signing
are rental car companies at almost
every street corner and at of the
main resorts. More important than
the agency you rent from is to check
and test-drive the car before renting
always check with the information
desk at the conference whenever you
If you prefer more adventurous,
Motorcycling used to be the best way
to travel in Bali
are several Cooperatives (BAKOR) which
rent bikes in Denpasar, Kuta and Sanur,
but bike rentals are usually handled
through car hire companies or on a
person to person basis. The price
is usually $5-$7 a day, lowering to
$60-$70 a month, including helmet.
the bike over carefully before renting
sure you have the registration papers,
in case you are stopped by the police.
those who require a visa to come to
Indonesia, please send an email to:
with your passport number, country
of issue, issue date, expiry date,
the address, telephone number, fax
number of the Indonesian embassy where
you would like to apply for visa.
visa letter will be faxed to you and
to the Indonesian embassy in your country.
notice that according to @WAS guidelines:
Visa letters will ONLY be issued to:
* Committee Members
* Registered participants who have
paid their registration fees in full
Visa letters will state only
the following facts:
* Conference title, dates and location
* That the applicant has paid the
required registration fee in full
* If they are either a committee member,
speaker, presenter or participant
visa inquiries, please contact
Ms. Dina Afrianty
Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic
University (UIN) Jakarta
Jl. Ir. H. Juanda no 95 Ciputat 15412
Phone. (62 21) 749 3909
Fax. (62 21) 740 2982
Email : email@example.com
you have further inquiries or need
assistance please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org