Bali: Destination Asia

 

Destination Asia is the Far East’s leading Diversified Travel Organisation with 27 offices in 11 Asia countries.

Destination Asia was formed in 1996 when experienced travel executives and managers saw a niche market opportunity for a travel firm that, being owned by its staff, could provide travel services solely responsive to the needs of the client and not the whims of any international corporate conglomerate.

Destination Asia Thailand and Destination Asia Vietnam were the first units of the Destination Asia group to be formed. From these two initial successes Destination Asia Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar and Laos have evolved, further strengthening our association within the region. In 2010 we opened in Singapore & Malaysia and in 2011 we launched our Japan operation.

We offer specialist services for all areas of the corporate Incentive, Meeting and Exhibition business, with particular expertise in the UK markets. Destination Asia prides itself in creating unique and cost effective programs, with the highest levels of professional operation and delivery, which has resulted in the Company providing services to many of the Fortune 500 companies using incentive travel as a core sales motivation device.

Website: destination-asia.com

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Key Contacts
I Ketut Sediya Yasa, Managing Director

Bali / Indonesia – Destination Factfile

Flying Time from UK London Bali approx 17 hours

Main Airports
Bali (DPS)– Ngurah Rai International Airport
Jakarta (CGK)– Soekarno Hatta International Airport

Transfers
Transfer times from Ngurah Rai International Airport:
10 minutes from the Kuta area
30 minutes from Nusa Dua
30 minutes from Sanur
1.5 hrs from Ubud

Transfer time from Jakarta International Airport:
Approx 1 hr from Jakarta city centre depending on traffic

Immigration Visitors require a current passport valid for a minimum of 6 months.
Visas are required for UK nationals entering Indonesia. Following changes implemented from 26 January 2010, British citizens visiting Indonesia are able to buy a 30 day visa upon arrival at a cost of US $ 25. Visas of this kind can be extended once for a maximum of 30 days by applying to Immigration offices within Indonesia. Seven day visas are no longer available.

For further advice contact the Indonesian Embassy in the UK as follows:
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
38 Grosvenor Square
London
W1K 2HW

Tel: 020 7499 7661
Fax: 020 7491 4993
Email: kbri@btconnect.com

Visa and Consular Section
38A Adams Row
London, W1K

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10.00-13.00 (submission only) 14.30-16.00 (collection only)
Friday 10.00-12.00 (submission only) 14.30-16.00 (collection only)

Indonesian Embassy (London) website

Official Currency IDR – Indonesian Rupiah
Coins: 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000
Notes: 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000, 100000

Climate Coastal areas of Indonesia average around 28°C with mountain areas averaging around 23-26°C during the day time. Temperatures vary little from season to season, with the rainy season usually beginning in November and ending in March.

Local Time
UTC/GMT +8 hours

Electricity 220V 2 pin Schuko sockets and Europlug sockets. Also 3 pin British type sockets may be found.

Official Holidays
The actual dates of holidays vary each year because in addition to the universal western calendar, the Balinese also use two other calendars called the Wuku Calendar and the Saka Calendar.

Indonesian Public Holidays
Tahun Baru Masehi (New Year’s Day) – January 1st
Nyepi (Balinese Hindu New Year) – March/April
Hari Paskah (Muslim Festival of Sacrifice) – March/April
Idul Adha (Muslim New Year) – February/March
Maulud Nabi Mohammed (Birthday of the Prophet Mohammed) – March/April
Hari Waisak (Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment & Death) – April/May
Ascension of Christ – April/May
Hari Proklamasi Kemerdekaan (Indonesian Independence Day) – August 17th
Isra Miraj Nabi Mohammed (Ascension of the Prophet Mohammed) – September/November
Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) – November/December
Hari Natal (Christmas Day) – December 25th

Official Holidays (2011)
1 January - New Year’s Day
3 February - Chinese New Year
16 February - *Muhammad's Birthday
3 April - Nyepi (Hindu Lunar Year)
22 April - Good Friday
24 April - Easter
2 June - Ascension Day
17 May - *Wesak Day
29 June - *The Prophet's Ascension
17 August - Independence Day
31 August - *Idul Fitri
6 November - *Idul Adha
27 November - *First Day of Muharram
25 December - Christmas Day

Health Advice You should seek medical advice before travelling to Indonesia and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up-to-date. For further information on vaccination requirements, health outbreaks and general disease protection and prevention please visit the following websites:
National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)
NHS Fit For Travel
Call NHS Direct - 0845 46 47

It is recommended that all travelers to Indonesia have comprehensive travel insurance. International standard medical assistance can be costly in Indonesia, and in the event of a Med Evac, costs can be in excess of USD100,000.

Communications
Emergency numbers: Police 110 / Fire 118 or 119 / Ambulance 104
Mobile networks: Telkomsel / Indosat / Telkom
Dialling code from UK to Indonesia: 00 62

Taxes Most hotels and restaurants charge 21% on top of bills to cover tax and service charges.


 
 
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