Bali Island

Bali Island

Bali Island is the most beautiful Island in Indonesia,  one of more than 17.000 islands of Indonesia, which makes up the largest archipelago in the world.  A Volcanic chain of mountains stretching across the island with deep ravines and rivers. The mountains with their considerable cooler climate than the rest of the area, to the plains are the heart of farming for fruit and vegetables and many rice terraces flourish. there you can view the spectacular rice fields which are exquisitely carved into hills and valleys

 

Bali Island

Population 

With a population of 4,225,000 the Bali Island is home to most of Indonesia’s

Hindu minority. According to the Census, 83.5% of Bali’s population adhered to Balinese Hinduism, followed by 13.4% Muslim, Christianity at 2.5% and Buddhism 0.5%.

Bali Island Hinduism is at least 3,000 years old and is an interpretation of religious ideas from China, India and Java. The Balinese have strong animist belief and spirits dominate their daily life which included daily offering of fruits and flowers to appease angry deities. Every village has big temple dedicated to three main manifestation of the almighty God, those are The God of Preserver, The God of Destroyer. Numerous colorful temple ceremonies take place throughout the year.

As you probably aware Balinese have their own Language “ Bahasa Bali “,  Bahasa Indonesia is their National Language; but you no need to worry you can speak English with locals

Being just 8 degrees south of the equator, Bali Island has a fairly even climate year round. Average year-round temperature stands at around 30°C with a humidity level of about 85%.

Day time temperatures at low elevations vary between 20–33°C (68–91°F), but the temperatures decrease significantly with increasing elevation.

depending on the time year. Similar to the rest of Indonesia, there are two seasons in Bali (Бали). The rainy season from October to March and the dry season from April to September. The lowest humidity is around 60% from July to September. The best rate of exchange is from the bank, although money changers are very competitive. Money can be also changed at your hotel reception desk but the rates are often lower than money changers. Normal banking hours are 8.30 am to 03.00 pm from Monday to Friday. Money changers are usually open until 06.00 pm or later.

Notes

Personal cheques are almost never accepted. The major credit cards (American Express, Dinner Club, Visa, Master Card ) are generally accepted by hotels, large restaurants and shops. Restaurants and shops may ask you to pay a 3% surcharge if you want to pay by credit card.

Leave your valuable belonging, tickets, passport, and money in the hotel. Safety deposit boxes are available in your room or in the front desk.

For excursion recommended to contact your local travel company or the hotels tour desk for safety

Metered taxis can be found in or just outside your hotel, you should always ensure the meter will used before getting into the taxi. The local public buses are called Bemo, there are no designated bus stops, and you simply wave a bemo down on the street. Shout “stop “when you want to get off! Please remember that bemo vehicles and taxis in Bali do not have passenger liability insurance.

Most hotels and restaurant add 21% tax and service charge, additional tipping is not always expected but is always appreciated.

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