Visit Indonesia 2012

The beautiful Indonesia.
Visit Indonesia 2012, Whether profit or non profit organization have been together support for the success of Visit Indonesia 2012. These country really have alot of wide variety of excitement to be enjoyed by visitors. See many cultures and also beautiful natural sightseeing which has been famous all around the world.

In Indonesia alot of fantastic venue and events will be held in these beautiful archipelago country. Tourism and travel is the main sector to be stressed on these campaign. With all support from Indonesian government, people and organization, it is gonna be a great promotion for Indonesia.

Some of great venues you can explore on as details below:
  • Bali Island and all famous place in it
  • Ancol Dreamland
  • Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
  • Jakarta the metropolitan city now has Jakarta Great Sale every year
  • The beautiful Keraton Yogyakarta
  • Parangtritis Beach
  • Borobudur, the Biggest Buddhist Temple in the Ninth Century
  • Candi Prambanan or Roro Jonggrang, the Biggest Hindus Temple in Indonesia
  • Pangandaran Beach
  • Bejubel Market Place Terbaik Indonesia - Online great sale in Indonesia
  • Voucher Hotel Murah di RajaKamar.Com - support for accomodation and hotel
  • The biggest furniture and handicraft exhibition in Indonesia
  • Visit Lombok-Sumbawa 2012

Visit Indonesia 2012 is supported by Hotel and Tourism great information and facilities. It is an Amazing of Indonesia you would love to visit. Get ready for exclusive itinerary available while visiting the all interesting things about these beautuiful country.

Genneral Information

Indonesia has three time zones—Western Indonesia Time which is GMT +7 (covering Sumatra, Java, Madura, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan), Central Indonesia Time which is GMT +8 (covering East and South Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali, Nusa Tenggara) and the last is Eastern Indonesia Time which is GMT +9 (covering Maluku and Irian Jaya).

The capital Jakarta is GMT + 7 or 16 hours ahead of US Pacific Standard Time.

Office Hours
Office hours start from 8 AM to 4 PM, or 9 AM to 5 PM. Lunch break occurs between 12 noon to 1 PM. Usually offices are closed on Saturdays, including government offices.

Government office hours start at 8 AM and end at 4 PM.

Banking Hours
Standard banking hours are from 8 AM to 3 PM from Monday to Friday. However several banks open their branches in hotels (and some in malls) longer than office hour, a few are open on Saturdays so you might want to check first. Jakarta has a number of international banks, even though you can also exchange currencies in some hotel cashiers and official money changers.

The Indonesia Rupiah is also called IDR. Information of daily exchange rate can be found in newspapers or from the net. Some Indonesia banks provide this on their websites.

IDR and US$ are the most acceptable currencies.

Most tourism resorts have money changer facilities. When you are traveling to remote areas it is advisable to exchange your money and clear your check. Credit cards are only acceptable in big hotels, restaurants, shops and traveling agencies.

Electric power supply is 220 volts in all regions. So be careful with your 110-volt electronic equipment. The sockets will only fit with with two pins rounded-tip plugs (technically known as Type C, E, and F) or use adaptors. Most hotels and many restaurants in large cities provide internet connections or free WiFi.

Do's and Don'ts

Indonesia has several traditions and customs and it is best if you know them beforehand. Some of them are:
  • Even though hand shaking is deemed appropriate between men and women, bear in mind that a number of Muslim women prefer to introduce themselves to men by nodding their head, smiling, and clasping their hands without any physical contact.
  • Traditionally, when you greet someone, both hands are used when shaking, without grasping.
  • It is considered polite to make a phone call first before visiting.
  • Shoes must be taken off before entering a house or place of worship like mosques.
  • Usually drinks are offered to guests. It is polite to accept.
  • When eating, receiving or giving something, always use your right hand. Right index finger should not be used to point a place, items or people. Use the right hand thumb and fold the remaining fingers to be more polite.
  • Taking photographs of houses of worships is allowed, however permission should be asked first whenever possible, especially if you want to take pictures of the interior.
  • Most Indonesian Muslims do not consume alcoholic drinks and pork.
  • Hence, the tradition of proposing a toast to honor someone is not generally known.

Travel tips
  • Plan your budget and choose your destination carefully. Indonesia is vast—each region has its own quirks and possibilities. For instance, if you plan to have some adventure in rugged terrains, it’s advisable to come on dry season for rains might make your paths muddy.
  • Make sure you find as many information as possible concerning Indonesia, especially about the visa.
  • Have sufficient cash ready, usually US$ is preferred. It can easily be exchanged in airports, hotels, banks or reputable money changers. Customs might ask you to show how much money you bring.
  • Dress sufficiently. If you are female, make sure you dress accordingly. Skimpy clothings in public area, save from beaches and pools, might warrant unwanted attention.

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