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18 Brilliant Travel Tips Everyone In Indonesia Needs To Know About



18 Brilliant Travel Tips Everyone In Indonesia Needs To Know About

It’s time to travel more. Indonesia is home to some of the world’s most beautifully picturesque travel destinations in the world – it’s the perfect place for getting out there and exploring.

Whether you are travelling around your region, the country, or even around the world, you will be able to take something way from these great tips!

1. Scan The Essential Documents

Scan your passport, ID and holiday itinerary, and then email it to yourself. This way you have a digital backup in case you lose them.

2. Roll Your Clothes When Packing

When packing your bags, roll your clothes to save space and prevent wrinkles.

3. Book Flights In Advance

According to one study, domestic flights are on average cheapest 54 days before departure. Airfares also tend to be cheapest on Tuesday afternoons. The most expensive time to book is at the last minute.

4. Put Loose Chargers In A Glasses Case

This will keep your chargers and cables safe and organised.

5. Protect Yourself

Free yourself and loved ones from the worries of accidents whilst you travel. iFWD provides affordable and hassle-free life insurance which can even be bought online. Get covered, feel liberated and embrace all opportunities whilst you travel. Click here to find out more.

6. Mosquito Repellent

Indonesian mosquitos can be pretty relentless. Take some mosquito repellent spray or cream to keep them off you.

7. Charcoal Tablets

Essential for Indonesia travel, charcoal tablets are a quick-fix for toilet issues… If you’re a first-timer to Indonesia, think twice about eating from roadside vendors, despite most of it being very cheap and delicious! (unless of course, you have a stomach of steel).

8. Prevent Toiletries From Leaking

Use plastic wrap to keep your liquids and gels from exploding or leaking during travel.

9. Buy A Portable Charger

These things always come in handy and are definitely worth it. Alternatively, if you’re staying at a hotel and forget your wall plug, charge your device through the USB behind a TV. (You also ‘blend in’ better in Indonesia with a power bank).

10. Ziplock And Plastic Bags

If you’re heading to the beach or swimming pool, put your phone in a ziplock bag to prevent it from getting wet. It’s also useful to have a spare plastic bag to keep any dirty shoes or clothes in.

11. Access Google Maps Offline

Just type ‘ok maps’ into the Google Maps and the app will ask you whether you want to save the map. Do this and you’ll be able to use the map later when you don’t have an Internet connection. Awesome.

12. Emergency Info

Write down your emergency contact information in your phone and wallet so that if there is an emergency, people will know who to contact. Apple’s iOS 8 has a Medical ID setting which can be accessed without unlocking your phone.

13. Airplane Mode

Put your smartphone in aeroplane mode if you need to save battery or want to charge your phone faster.

14. Enable Private Browsing When Booking Flights

Use private browsing or incognito mode when booking flights and hotels online. Travel sites often track your previous visits and will raise the price simply because you’ve visited before.

15. Avoid Suspicious Moneychangers

If you’re worried about getting ripped off by local moneychangers, just use ATMs as they generally offer more competitive fees and charges. Remember to use reputable ATMs, and if you lose your card call your bank and cancel it ASAP.

16. Water Hygiene

This may be obvious, but don’t drink the tap water in Indonesia – buy bottled water. When eating at a local restaurant, order a hot drink like ‘teh tawar’ plain tea to make sure any bacteria have been killed.

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17. Dirty Clothes Quick-Fix

Indonesian warungs always sell small sachets of detergent for a quick and convenient clothes wash. This is particularly convenient in more isolated areas.

18. Only Use Reputable Taxis

Blue Bird Taxi probably has the best reputation in Indonesia and is definitely the best option late at night or if you’re worried about getting ripped off.

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Selamat Jalan!


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