Be Aware of Malaria and Dengue Risk
Malaria (generally caused by P. falciparum P. vivaxis) is a potential problem in almost all areas in Indonesia, including Bengkulu. The risk of malaria is small in the city of Bengkulu, but the risk of Malaria is higher when you are going to rural areas especially during rainy season (September to March). Your risk also depends on what measures you take to reduce your risk such as protecting yourself from mosquito bites and taking an appropriate anti-malarial medication.
Keep in mind if you do take malaria tablets, that there are a few different types, please check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. You also should be aware of dengue fever. There were 469 local people reported got dengue fever in 2012, and 6 of them died from dengue fever.
- Jungle and Rain Forest
- Farm Stay
Panjang beach, Surfing only - unsafe for swimming
Warning: It's suitable For experinced surfers only!!!
Panjang beach which is locally known as Pantai Panjang has pretty big waves which are really good for surfing, but be careful, it’s rarely suitable for swimming or other water sports; it’s unsafe for swimming too far out because there are strong currents in some spots.
- Water Sports
What to do when you got stung by a Jellyfish
When you do water sports, avoid contact with these sea creatures because of their stinging tentacles – seek local advice. Dousing in vinegar will deactivate any stingers which have not “fired”. Calamin lotion, antihistamines and analgesics may reduce the reaction and relieve the pain. Hope it helps.
- Water Sports
- Budget Travel
People who trek and sweat a lot in hot weather sometimes get painful muscle cramps in their legs, arms, or stomach. These happen because the body lacks salt.
Treatment: salt tablets may help, but drinking a teaspoon of salt in a liter of drinking water is better. Repeat once every hour until the cramps are gone. Keep calm and sit or lie down in a cool place then massage the painful parts gently.
- Hiking and Walking