Best known for its beaches, volcanoes and komodo dragons, Indonesia is made up of thousands of volcanic islands.
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Language: Indonesian, regional languages are also widely spoken in the over 17,000 island. English is widely used in business and tourist areas.
Religion: Muslim is the main religion, though there are christian, buddhist and Hindu minorities.
International dialling code: 00 62
Main Airports: Denpasar-Bali Ngurah Rai (DPS), Soakarno-Hatta(CGK)
Typical flying time: 18 hours to Bali via Bangkok or Kuala Lumpar, 16 hours 30 minutes to Jakarta via Singapore and Kuala Lumpa.
Visa Requirements: No Visa is required for British passport holders staying upto 30days but 6 month validity on your passport is required and a return ticket or onward travel is compulsory.
Health requirements: Hepatisis A, polio, tetenus and typhoid are recommended as is malaria of travelling to island that are infected. Yellow fever certificate is compulsory for those arriving from infected areas.
Currency: rupiah (IDR) = 100 sen (All major credit cards accepted as are US$ and travellers cheques)
Tipping: widely expected for all service personnel though small amounts are accepted.
Time: GMT +7 in the west(Jakarta), GMT +8 in central indonesia and GMT +9 east.
Electricity: 110/220 volts (Universal Adaptor required)
Driving: They drive on the left. National driving licences are accepted but an international permit is recommended. Most car rental offices include a chauffuer in the price which is also recommended as traffic is bad. and parking very difficult.