Climate & Info
Although Indonesia is hot and humid throughout the year, the official wet season runs from October to August and is marked by heavy, short rainstorms after which the air is fresher. Temperatures range from 21 to 33°C in the lowlands. Higher altitudes enjoy cooler conditions.
Airport Tax and Transport
Passengers departing on international and domestic flights have to pay Rp. 50,000 and Rp. 11,000 airport tax respectively.
Metered taxis are available only at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta. At other major Indonesian airports, taxis operate on a fixed rate basis.
From Jakarta airport, all taxi fares include a surcharge of Rp. 2,300 and a highway toll of at least Rp. 4,000, depending on destination. The surcharge does not apply to trips to the airport, though the highway toll does. In both directions, airport taxis offer a 25 percent discount on the toll fee. My mornings on Nusa Dua Beach
Exchange facilities for the main foreign currencies are available in banks or at authorized moneychangers in major cities of Indonesia. Rupiah comes in denominations of 100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5000, 500 and 100 in bank notes, and 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10 and 5 coins.
Indonesia is divided into three time zones. Western Indonesia Time (Sumatra, Java, West and Central Kalimantan) is seven hours ahead of GMT, Central Indonesia Time (Bali, South and East Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Nusa Tenggara) is eight hours ahead, and East Indonesia Time (Maluku and Irian Jaya) is nine hours ahead.
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Most government offices are open from 8 am to 3 pm. On Fridays, they close at 11:30 am. On Saturdays, they are open until 2 or 3 pm.
Business offices open from 8 am or 9 am to 4 pm or 5 pm. Some work half day on Saturdays. Banks open from 8 am to 3 pm on weekdays. Banks are closed on Saturdays. Money-changers open longer hours till the evening.
Sale all the time...
You can find many Polo Ralph Lauren shops here. They had sales up to 70% discounts. I didn't buy any...I got 'originality' issue never sorted out till the last day of my trip.
There're also D&G shops...few of them. For those who're into surf brands...you'll find Rip Curl, Rusty, Billabong and Quiksilver all around Kuta.
looking for chinese restaurant in kuta?
try yin yang. the place is on jalan raya kuta, a big road and can be easily recognize because of it's beautiful lamp (at night).
it's open from morning where you can have your breakfast then lunch until dinner. but you can have your dim sum all the time. dim sum
The ever so famous Kuta
"Kuta here I come..."
Been hearing a lot about Kuta...Bali. Even the beautician who did my waxing said 'I must go to Bali one day...before I die...and see the ever so famous Kuta beach'.
Kuta...a famous tourist destination on the Indonesian island of Bali. Journey by flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was only 2 hours.
Why not? The island is infact been listed as one the 1000 places to see before you die isn't it? After all...tired of listening to what people always say...so I thought why not go to Bali and check out a few places. So, that's what hubby and me did. We spent a few days in Kuta...our first impression 'beach wise...not so impressive'...no offence but that's how we feel. Well, I supposed if you're into surfing...this is an ideal place...waves are quite strong...and I believe that's one of the reason why ppl go here anyway.
In terms of view...yeah...Kuta beach got a beautiful view especially during the sunset. They said it's a must to watch the sunset here...so we did it...nice.
Despite the not so satisfying beach...we still love it. We had fun walking around Kuta and did some shopping as well.
"Life in Kuta"
It's a bit crowded here. Life is much more happening and lively...night and day. There are many accommodations, clubs and restaurants here. You just need to choose and decide wheter to splurge or not.
Some of the things I believe ppl do here are surfing (I can see many tourists with their surfboards around the town), shopping and also partying.
I had fun walking...night n day. I don't really like the beach...but I like the surrounding. It's nice to just walk around through the small lanes...and see what's there.
Traffic is quite bad here. I think walking is so much faster...unless you're going to a much far away places.