Indonesia What to Pack

  • What to Pack
    by machomikemd
  • What to Pack
    by machomikemd
  • What to Pack
    by machomikemd

Indonesia What to Pack

  • Not so much in the bagpack - but very...

    It is maybe not so easy to give an advice for a packing list, it relates to much 1. of the way wher you want to go and 2. where you want to stay and 3. the region 4.....and so on. But my experience of some travels is: Make ready your baggage so as you may think you will need it- - and than reduce it consequently (consequently!) at exact to 1/2 of...

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  • Quality Mosquito Repellent is Good

    The weather is hot and humid and light weight clothes such as cotton would be the best to bring. Of course, the big hotels have swimming pools so bring a suit, because it is always hot, even when it rains! Bring your own prescriptions and a high grade mosquito repellent, but anything else can be purchased here. Throughout the residential areas...

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  • Money

    One of the most important things to bring to Indonesia is good money especially if you do not want to use your credit cards. What do i mean by good money? I am from the USA but it is probably the same for all countries. Go to your bank weeks before leaving on your trip and ask for the best $100 bills they have. They need to be very new (not more...

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  • Recycle and Re-use

    When Tracy and I travel, we tend to pack a bit differently to most people. For the months before we leave, we start putting aside old clothes that we will take away, wear and then throw or give to the people that clean our room usually. We feel we are doing our bit by recycling our stuff. About 3/4 of the clothes we take to a country stays there,...

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  • Summer all year round

    Be considerate about the local customs, ladies should always wear blouses with sleeves (except when you are in Bali where you can wear shorts, tanktops and your fav beach wear) Don't forget the sunblock..

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  • NO NEED FOR WINTER CLOTHING

    I ALWAYS LIKE TO PACK LIGHT...SO WITH A PLACE LIKE JAKARTA ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE LOADED DOWN WITH HEAVY CLOTHING TO KEEP ONESELF WARM !!! THAT IS SUPER!!!! GOOD IDEA TO TAKE SOME COMFORTABLE AND STURDY SHOES WHILE WALKING ON SOME OF THE BRICK AND COBBLE LIKE STREETS THAT ARE IN JAKARTA... I TOOK 3 MEMORY CARDS AND THREE BATTERIES.... IF...

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  • WOMEN TRAVELLERS

    Tampons are not generally used by the local people, so it could be difficult for you to find one especially when you are going to travel in some remote areas or as the backpackers. It would be the same if you are used to use specific cosmetics or other toiletries. Bring the good sunscreen for your face, the sun is not friendly in Indonesia. You...

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  • GENERAL POINTS FOR INDONESIA'S PACKING...

    Bring the good and strong bags for the check in luggages, with the name-address in-out of the bag, and locked securely. Surfing boards should be placed within the good carrying case/bag.Nobody will be responsible for any loss or damage here. Water proof bags will be convinient or wrap your bags with the plastic wrapper if you have the wrapper...

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  • BRING THESE FOR YOUR HEALTH

    Bring these drugs:antidiarrhea, anaelgesic, antipyretic, and antihistamine.You may get them in Indonesia's pharmacies too. Look for APOTIK/APOTEK. For over the counter drugs in Indonesia, you may get NEW DIATABS for antidiarrhea, CTM or Pyriton for antihistamine, NEURALGIN for anaelgesic, and Paracetamol/Bodrex/Paramex for the fever. Get them if...

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  • A Few things about Trips

    One can buy luggage and Bags in Indonesia, from the cheap one to a branded Clothing for Hot Climate Tropical countries, You can dress casual or a jacket and Tie in an official ceremony, an umbrella if in Rainy seasons In a big cities of Indonesia Toileteries is easy to find, some medicine including antimalria, antibiotics, analgetic etc are...

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  • Packing List

    1 suitcase or backpacks is enough since you will not need thick clothing. Do not forget your sexy bikini ;-) Bali is very hot, so bring your sandals, shorts, sunglasses, t-shirts and swim wears Sunblock is a must Camera is also a must

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  • A Few Things to Consider

    1. A backpack is the only practical way to get around Indonesia if you're planning to travel around at all.2. If you are staying in budget losmen, you might want to consider carrying a small fan. While usually provided, there were a few times when our fan was a lifesaver. On the other hand, it can really weigh your pack down. Maybe just a...

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  • Bring Earplugs!!!

    Make sure you bring earplugs with you on your trip to Indonesia because you are bound to - at some point - be trying to sleep through the Muslim calls to prayer. These prayers over loud speakers can sound lovely when listened to drifting through the evening air as you sit on the rooftop looking over the city, but when you are trying to sleep off...

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  • Do not forget!

    Especially if you're going to be backpacking through the country sticking to budget accomodation/lots of public transport and ferries I recommend to bring a pack of desinfection tissues for your hands! Yes i'm serious! While travelling you may have to use public bathrooms which DO NOT have a basin plus most public bathrooms definetly harbor some...

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  • Cotton

    Make sure your luggage is slash proof and locked. Tie something bright that you will instantly recognize to the handle. Don't bring to many small bags that may be easy to lose track of at the chaotic airport arrivals. Personally I prefer to wear jeans. But most may find then a little uncomftable with the humidity. Cotton is the way to go. Cotton...

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    Use luggage that can be locked. Travelling with bags and suitcases that are not locked is not advisable. Never leave your luggage unattended in a public place. Be current with your vaccinations against common intestinal problems such as cholera, dysentery, typhus/paratyphus. Diarrhea pills are a must if you plan to eat in the cheaper road stalls....

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  • Travel light

    As always my advice is to bring the smaller possible lagguage.Indonesia is one of those country where you have no problem to find what you could have forgot at home. Mosquito repellent, a strong one!

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    backpack or sportsbag Light clothes and some warm long things for rituals and the cold in the evening antimosquitocream/spray, suncream film etc. is at the island beach: you can go toplesscamping: it is not possible to go camping here

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    Take a short with you but also a sweater, because in the night in the mountains it can be very cold!!!!!!

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    Small Bag and Back Pack. Clothing for Forest, Shoes for the Forest and Weather gear. Medicine for malaria. Please you bring camera + Zoom or camera animals. Camping in the forest near in the river. Tend, Sleping Bath, cooking in the forest.

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    Bali is very HOT and HUMID. Bring enough clothes since you will be changing very often !Comfortable walking shoes are a must if you plan on touring the temples and jungles. The west coast is very rocky, so bring along running shoes. Bug Spray! Batteries and camera equipment can be found, be sure to bring lots of film. You will need it !

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    In Bali the weather is very hot and humid. Take light clothes, shorts, confortable shoes or sandals and a hat.Take just a few things, you need space in you luggage for the many things you will buy there. Don't forget to take a high sun protector, mosquito coils and mosquito repellents. You should always carry kleenex with you because you may...

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    Sunglass and rubber sandals is a MUST !!!! Malaria prevention: ask for 'PIL KINA' or 'RESOCHIN' in local drug store. You should take this madicine at least 2 weeks before entering mosquito kingdom sites...Or you can ask for 'MINYAK SERAI' (or 'MINYAK SEREH') to prevent mosquito bites. This strong smelly oil guarantee no insect will come close to...

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    Go light come back heavy. Light clothing as Bali is a tropical island. Good walking shoes, hat and suncreen cream. Oh, and a thong. See note on culture. Good idea to take some Lomotil in case of Bali Belly. Most photo supplies available but may be more expensive than home if traveling from Australia, USA or Europe. Sun screen cream. If you are...

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    If you come from another country, bring a briefcase or suitcase which can put safely to the cargo in the airplane. Then, added it a backpacking (for daily or more). So you can going around as backpacker without un-necessary stuffs. And in the way home, you can put the things which can not (avoid) to be folded --like paintings or sculpture-- in the...

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    Bali has climate evenly tropical all year. The average temperature hovers around 30 degrees Celsius year-round. There are dry and wet seasons - dry from April to September and wet from October to March - but it can rain at any time of year and even during the wet season rain is likely to pass quickly. In general May to August are the best months...

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    Travel light! Carry some long sleeved clothing for the nights as the mosquitos in this area are malaria carrying. Just make sure that you are carrying plenty of first aid equipment and anti-mosquito products.

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    Travellers usually tend to take too much. Almost everything is available in Indonesia's main towns and cities, and often at a lower price than in the West. Remoter areas, inevitably, are less well supplied.Suitcases are not appropriate if you are intending to travel overland by bus. A backpack, or even better a travelpack is recommended....

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    Business Travel fresh-up towels, malaria-medicines (have to start before you go to the area) You can buy every kind of films and batteries here Be careful and look always where you step in the streets: sewers are maybe open.

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    A large backpack and a smaller carry on was all i took. Pack shorts, sun frocks, comfie shoes. I always took 3 days worth of change, and I bought the rest there. I always took an empty suitcase, but it never stayed that way long! I took a small first aid kit. Chemist shoppes are hard to find, and when ye do, they are exspensive. Sunblock,...

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    Any Sturdy shoes / boots if you're planning to do a lot of walking, especially up the volcanoes.Loose lightweight clothing and plenty of sunscreen - being equatorial, the sun is very hot and very unforgiving. Just about everything you might need is easily available in most areas of the country, and often at a cheaper price than you would have...

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    Its best to take a backpack when travelling on the move and for a long time. Suit cases are not practical A pair of sandals or flipflops are essential. Two pairs of shorts for swimming, light t-shirts and a light jumper,and a mac as well in the rainy season Immodium for dhiarea, and mosquito spray I just used disposable cameras in that way you...

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    Pack very, very little as you can buy everything clothes wise you want in Bali at very little cost. Take a big bag to bring all the prezzies back. Take your camera but be aware af the effect the humidity may have on it. Keep wiping that lens!!!

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    We had backpacks. I was there when they had rain season. Bring sandals that stands water. The roads turn into floods.If going to a tempel- cover your shoulders and knees. mosquito net I brought three small cameras. Under water, digital and 'usual'. Don't forget sun block!!! The first weeks I used spf 50 in my face.

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    Trekking style backpack. light weight cotton long pants, several pairs of shorts, several t-shirts, and two button up short sleeve shirts. The rest is up to you. bring whatever medicines you may need. Canon Eos 10s with 200 and 400 speed film. hiking boots. Bring a good head on your shoulders!

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    Hot hot hot bloody hot! Dress accordingly. Ladies, there are loads of wonderful little batik and printed cotton dresses and shifts for sale in the shops, so you really could show up with just the clothes on your back, and maybe some undies, and buy the rest here! I actually had to buy another bag to fit my purchases, so I do wish someone had...

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    Loose fitting breathable clothes and a good sun hat. Carry or wear a sarong for temple sight-seeing in Bali. Clothing is cheap and plentiful in Bali so you may want to pack really light and plan on buying some once there. I came home with a dozen shirts and a dozen sarongs! Long sleeves/pants and hiking boots recommended for in the jungle in...

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    Bali is part of Indonesia and has some funny rules regarding bringing religious texts, radios and mobile phones with you. It would be best to check up beforehand at a travel advisory site what you should leave behind unless you want it confiscated. Bring a hat! Bali can be very humid so it would be best to bring some anti-fungal powder as well as...

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    Hey, this is a resort you're going to. So remember, pack light! The bulk of the things you'd need (to wear) can be bought REAL CHEAP in Bintan and Bali itself. Most importantly, don't forget your sarongs and your sunBLOCK lotion. You certainly wouldn't want to return home looking like a baked lobster, do you? :-) Ciao and have fun.

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    A TABLET OF COLD REMEDIES WILL KEEP YOUR FLU AWAY! Many medicines are available for this: Tylenol, Neozep Cold, Biogesic, Panadol, Biogesic, Decolgen etc. if you catch cold, take much rest and drink hot tea, and this tablet will help you get off your colds.

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    Motion Sickness drugs. you can bring Phenergan (promethazine) or Dramamine (dimenhydrinate). in case that you forgot to bring motion sickness drugs, you can easily buy 'Antimo' (dimenhydrinate) in most shops and drugstore in indonesia.

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    several places, such as forested areas, can harm you because of the mosquitos there. just bring your insect repellent (if you forgot to bring it, you can easily find it in indonesia. just look for 'sari puspa' or 'autan' and they will sell it to you in a low price).

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    eye ointment or eye dropsindonesia's big cities (jakarta, surabaya, semarang, medan, bandung) are sometimes 'full' of smoke, dust, etc. which may disturb you. bring your eye drops (Otrivin, Visine, Cendo-Xitrol (available in indonesia)) or ointment (Albucid, Cetamide, or a Cendo ointment). there are many types of Cendo ointment and eye drops -...

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    Medical Kitantimalarials. there are several sorts of this. besides primaquine i have described before, you can bring Fansidar or chloroquine (Avlochlor or so) with you, especially for those expecting a prolonged stay in remote areas (irian jaya/papua, kalimantan, and eastern part of sumatra). you might experience stomach upset while taking...

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    antibiotics:-- erythromycin (Erythrocin, or Erysanbe (available in Indonesia) to relief skin infections, severe sore throat, cough with fever). recommended if you expect to stay in remote areas for a long time.-- metronidazole (Flagyl or so - especially for those deciding to travel to remote areas). you may need it for your diarrhea, crampy...

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