Formed by more than 17.500 islands and more than 235 million people, Indonesia has been converted into a main tourist destination for thousands of Australians every year who are looking for paradise without moving very far away from our country. In this article, you will find very useful information if you are thinking of spending some time in Indonesia, where the beaches, mountains and lifestyle will inspire you to stay there forever.
If you don´t already know which clothes you should pack or which season is more recommended for travel, this article we will give you some useful tips. The climate in this archipelago is characterized by being very consistent throughout the whole year. The only variation that you can find is the rainfall, which can be very abundant in some seasons (in fact 81% of Indonesia is covered by water coming from the rains). If you didn´t already know, the average temperature in Indonesia is 28 degrees, although it is interesting to know that in the mountainous regions it´s still around 26 degrees. There are two seasons in Indonesia: the dry season (June-September) influenced by the currents coming from Australia, and the rainy season (December- March). During the transition months (April-May), it´s possible to have some rain.
In Indonesia, 85% of the population is Islamic, though there are more than 17 million Christians. Hinduism is present, mainly in Bali. Indonesian art is characterized by a strong influence of Hindu culture. It´s important to know when you travel there that you cannot drink tap water and you should always have a scarf to cover your head before you visit a temple. When you decide to move around Indonesia, the cheapest and best option is to hire a car with a driver. Also, it´s interesting to know that you will have to pay a tax when you go into or out of the country. As the same with other Asian countries, in Indonesia you are supposed to haggle with the prices when you are going to buy anything. It´s important also to know that you should respect all the traditions and religious customs.
Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav C 15-16, Jakarta Selatan 12940
Tel: +62 21 2550 5555 – Fax: +62 21 2550 5467
Opening Hours: 8.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday
Police Number: 110 Medical emergency number: 102,1298,108,112,2611
Plugs in Indonesia are 127V but they are being converted to a 230V in most of the main cities. The main types are C, F and G.
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