Indonesia

Explore One of the world best
tourist attraction.

This is the largest archipelago in the world, stretching across four time zones, with regions so far apart that each have developed their own unique cultures, traditions, and customs. Conservative regions of Sumatra, give way to the bustling island of Java, and the laidback beaches of Bali.

This beguiling nation of over 17,000 islands has massive potential for adventures.
It’s hard to beat Indonesia for the sheer range of experiences on offer.

Destination Information

Airline connectivity

  • Jakarta (Sri Lankan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Malindo Air)
  • Bali (Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Malindo Air)

Must-visit places

  • Jakata
    • The National Monument
    • Merdeka Square
    • Thousand Islands
    • Ancol Dreamland
    • Jakarta Cathedral
    • National Gallery
    • Grand Indonesia Mall
  • Bali
    • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
    • Kuta Beach
    • Ubud Palace
    • Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
    • Besakih Temple
    • Lake Tamblingan

Best time to visit

  • Jakarta – Between June and September
  • Bali – Between April and October

TRAVEL TIPS

  • Other than clothes and accessories, other travel essentials which must be packed are bug spray to avoid any insect bites while exploring nature, aloe vera gel for skin soothing treatment after being exposed to sun and a sunscreen to protect skin from the harsh rays of the sun.
  • The locals quote the price after omitting the last three digits, so if a shopkeeper is telling that something costs 30 IDR, it doesn’t mean it costs 30 IDR, but 30,000 IDR. Be very careful and double-check before paying to avoid getting scammed.
  • Indonesia has several street shops and also high-end restaurants offering a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies from different cuisines. The highly recommended dishes include Gado Gado, Nasi Goreng, and Misi Goreng. A local non-alcoholic drink called Sirsak fruit juice offers a very unique taste. Their Seaweed dish called Chapchay is also quite enjoyed by all visitors.
  • Bali market streets are covered in lively spirits and colours and offer many locally crafted creations like Ganesha idols, colourful dream catchers and dragons. Vendors and shopkeepers here generally double the price and quote so it is always better to bargain before purchasing anything.
  • It’s not recommended to drink tap water in Indonesia, to make sure sanity is in check, always carry bottles of water and keep it in stock with you.

THE BEST THINGS TO BUY

  • Batik
  • Gamelan Instruments – Gamelan is traditional and cultural Indonesian music that’s played during special occasions and ceremonies. The locals use different kinds of instruments when playing this type of music, and that includes; bamboo flutes, rebab, xylophones, metallophones, and drums.
  • Celuk Jewellery
  • Incense
  • Batik Paintings

VISA INFORMATION

  • On-arrival visa

For more information

Sri Lankan Mission
Embassy of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Jakarta

Jl. Pangeran Diponegoro No.70, Pegangsaan, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10320, Indonesia
TEL – +62 21 3141018 E-mail – slembjkt@gmail.com / slemb.jakarta@mfa.gov.lk Website – http://srilankaembassyjakarta.com/

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The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of a paradise.
It’s more than a place; it’s a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind.