Indonesia, my home away from home! I’m sure you’ve heard about the beaches of Bali before, which are pretty much the equivalent of heaven on Earth. But there’s more to Indonesia than just Bali. Hear me out: ancient temples, incredible cuisine, unique wildlife, stunning national parks, countless islands and world-class relaxation – did I convince you yet?
If you ask me, I’d say that Indonesia is a country worth visiting at least once in your lifetime. AT LEAST! I already spent two entire years here during the pandemic, so trust me that I know what I’m saying. Some of the best places to visit in Indonesia include Bali (duh!), Lombok, Gili Islands, Komodo National Park and more.
The official currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). 1 USD is the equivalent of 14,171 IDR.
The main language spoken here is Indonesian, which is very similar to Malay.
The main religion of Indonesia is Muslim - around 87% of the population. Although the island of Bali is predominantly Hindu.
The best time to visit Indonesia is in May, June and September, also known as the middle season. Peak season is in July and August. The best time to visit Bali is during summer (June, July and August).
Good news: you don’t need a visa for Indonesia if you’re staying for no more than 30 days.
There are no official requirements for vaccines in order to enter Indonesia but, for your own safety, it is required to have these two taken before your trip: Hepatitis A and Typhoid.
It is recommended to buy a prepaid SIM card upon your arrival. Telkomsel is the most popular choice among travellers for the most consistent signal.