Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the official currency of Indonesia, and what is the current exchange rate for 1 USD, 1 EUR, and 1 GBP in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)?
A: The official currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). As of May 17, 2023, the exchange rates are as follows:
- 1 USD = 14,995 IDR
- 1 EUR = 16,640 IDR
- 1 GBP = 18,846 IDR
You can find more exchange rate information on the Bank BNI website: [Bank BNI Exchange Rates](https://www.bni.co.id/en-us/home/forex-information).
Q: What is the climate like in Indonesia, and how do temperatures vary across different regions?
A: Indonesia has a predominantly tropical climate. The warm waters surrounding the country, covering 81% of its area, result in relatively consistent temperatures throughout the year. On the coastal plains, the average temperature is around 28°C. Inland and mountainous areas have an average temperature of approximately 26°C, while higher mountain regions experience temperatures around 23°C. Seasonal temperature variations are minimal, and there is little change in daylight hours from one season to the next.
Q: What is the time zone in Bali, Indonesia, and is there daylight saving time observed?
A: The time zone in Bali, Indonesia, is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +8 hours. Indonesia does not observe daylight saving time.
Q: What are the typical working hours for government departments, banks, and shops in Indonesia?
A: In Indonesia, government departments and organizations typically operate from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekdays, and they are closed on weekends and public holidays. Banks are usually open from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on weekdays and from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on weekends. Shopping hours may vary, but shops are generally open from Monday to Sunday, typically from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Q: What is the voltage in Indonesia, and should participants bring plug adapters?
A: The voltage in Indonesia is 220V, with a frequency of 50Hz, alternating current (AC). Participants are encouraged to bring plug adapters to ensure compatibility with the local electrical outlets.
Q: What are the emergency contact numbers in Indonesia for police, ambulance, fire department, and other essential services?
A: In Indonesia, you can dial the following emergency numbers:
- Police/General Emergencies: 110 or 112 (From Satellite and Mobile Phones)
- Ambulance and Medical Emergencies: 118 or 119
- Firefighter: 113
- Search and Rescue (BASARNAS): 115
- Natural Disaster Assistance: 129
- International Phone Number Information: 102
- Local Phone Number Information: 108
- Domestic Call Operator: 100 and 106
- International Call Operators: 101 and 107
Q: How can I contact the Bureau of Public Communication of the Ministry of Tourism in Indonesia?
A: You can contact the Bureau of Public Communication of the Ministry of Tourism in Indonesia by calling +62 21 3838899.