The archipelago of Indonesia is consisted of three time zones: Western Indonesia Time (GMT +7), Central Indonesia Time (GMT +8) and Eastern Indonesia Time (GMT +9). The first time zone covers Sumatra, Java, Madura, West Kalimantan, and Central Kalimantan. The second includes East and South Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali, and Nusa Tenggara. The last comprises of Maluku and Papua (Previously Irian Jaya). Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, is in the Western Indonesia Time (GMT +7), 16 hours ahead of US
In accordance with the Regulation of Minister of Law and Human Right of the Republic of Indonesia Number 26, 2013, citizen from 61 countries and 1 region are eligible for obtaining Visa on Arrival (VOA).
This visa can be obtained directly when you are landed at the certain airports and seaport in Indonesia regardless of the purpose of your visits (Business, Tourist, Social). The Visa on Arrival is not a work visa nor a visitation visa. Therefore, it cannot
DO'S AND DONT'S
Indonesia has several traditions and customs. These are the most common. Knowing these will hopefully make your visit to Indonesia a more enjoyable one:
- Even though handshaking 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. Some Muslim men also prefer to do the same toward women who are not their wives.
- Traditionally, when you greet someone,
- Plan your budget and choose your destination wisely. Indonesia is vast. Every region has its own quirks, charms and even difference in weather condition. Always do some basic research first before planning to go somewhere.
- Be very knowledgeable about Indonesian visa requirements to avoid any miscommunication with the officials.
- Have sufficient cash ready. The preferred foreign currency is USD in a mint condition. The currency can easily be exchanged in airports, hotels, banks or reputable money changers. Customs might ask you to show