Major government office and shops in Bali are opened from 10:00 until 22:00.
Bali is only 8 degree south of the equator, and have a relatively mild tropical climate, humidity varies but is always high, hovering between 60% and 100%; mostly days reach 30 degree Celsius and drop to 24 degree in the evening, even in the rainiest months of January and February, the sun comes out on most days.
Average daily temperatures vary no more than 6 degree Celsius from one season to the next, mountain regions may be as much as 6 degree Celsius than the coastal areas.
Being in tropical country, it’s better to wear loose-fitting clothes from cotton, it is much cooler, and many visitors bring virtually empty suitcases and do all their shopping in Bali where there is plenty of stylist inexpensive clothing.
Though dress in Bali is mostly informal, but to enter a Balinese temple, one must wear a sarong and a sash, most will rent for a fee, but you could buy it for a thousand rupiah.
The standard duty-free allowance is: 1 long box of cigarettes of tobacco.
All visitors are not allowed to bring birds, dogs, cats and monkeys into certain parts of Indonesia. Narcotics, firecarm and ammunition are strictly prohibited.
Usually 220 volts, 50 cycles, with two-pin plugs in most places.
Indonesia Currency is in Rupiah, major world currencies in the form of cash or Traveler’s check can be easily converted into Indonesia Rupiah at banks, authorized money changers or the cashier’s desk of your hotel.
Paper currency is available in denominations of 1000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000 and 100,000; while coins come in denominations of 100, 200, 500, the small denomination coins are very rarely seen nowadays, note that in supermarket you will often be given candies instead of small change.
Visa, Master and American Express cards are the most commonly accepted cards.
You can make your long distance calls from your hotel or via Card Telephone. To calls for your home, dial these numbers first: 001 + Country Code + City Code + Phone Number
Indonesia is divided into three time zones with Bali on Central Indonesia Standard Time, which is Greenwich Mean Time plus eight hours.
Tipping is neither traditional nor compulsory in Bali, but good service should be rewarded. Major hotels and restaurants add 11% service charge and 10% government tax to bills automatically where not included; a tip of 5～10% is appreciated.
Porterage at the airport comes to about Rp. 10,000 per bag, for bellboy, a similar amount is sufficient to guarantee attentive service.