Living In Indonesia

Living In Indonesia

Indonesia: Ultimate in Diversity (General Information)

Living In Indonesia

  • Largest archipelago in the world comprising 17,504 large and small tropical islands, located in Southeast Asia.
  • Because of her location and geology, Indonesia is blessed with the most diverse landscapes. It also has a rich diversity of ancient temples, music, dances, rituals and ways of life.
  • Area: 1,922,570 million sq km (742,308 sq miles).
  • Population: About 240 million people from more than 200 ethnic groups; 9+ million in Jakarta.
  • National language: Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Timezones: Three time zones—Western Indonesia Time (GMT +7), Central Indonesia Time (GMT +8), and Eastern Indonesia Time (GMT +9 ).
  • Currency: Indonesia Rupiah or IDR. (IDR and US$ are the most acceptable currencies).
  • Regions: Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Papua, Maluku, Bali and Nusa Tenggara Islands.
  • Climate: Dry (June to September) and rainy (October to May).
  • Religions: Muslim, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Hindu, and others.
  • Government: Republic, declared independence from the Netherlands on August 17, 1945.
  • Electricity: 220 volts in all regions. Plugs are Type C, E, and F.
  • 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. The Indonesian Government extends Visa on Arrival (VoA) to nationals of 63 countries which can be obtained at designated entry ports. Best to check with the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate in your country before arriving.
  • Customs: Before travelling to Indonesia, best to visit www.beacukai.go.id to see updated information on customs and taxes.
  • Health Care: Health insurance to include emergency repatriation cover is strongly advised. Adequate routine medical care is available in all major cities, but emergency services are generally inadequate outside major cities.
  • Emergency Numbers: Police-110, Ambulance-118, Fire Brigade-113, Information-108, or contact your Embassy.
  • Source: www.indonesia.travel/en