Bali FAQs

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Area geography

Bali is spread over a total area of 5,780.06 square kilometres. The western region of Bali is mountainous. Mount Agung is the highest((3,031 metres) active volcano here. The capital of Bali, Denpasar is the largest city.

Wifi internet

You will find Wi-Fi connectivity almost throughout Bali. Most of the hotels, resorts and restaurants provide free or minimally chargeable internet facility. Apart from this, internet cafes are not difficult to find.

Drinking laws

The legal drinking age in Bali is 17 years

Safety

Keep the following points in mind regarding safety in Bali:

Hire a driver and be careful in case you decide to drive a rented motorbike or car. Traffic in Bali is pretty unorganized, hence you must be cautious while driving.

It is advisable to choose your spa centres carefully in Bali. Stick to renowned spa centres, especially the ones in reputed hotels rather than the ones lined along the beach and local market.

You will find numerous drug selling touts on the streets of Bali. Be wary and keep them at bay. Bali has strict anti-drug laws and you may have to deal with an unpleasant situation if you get caught.

General information

Languages spoken

Indonesian Balinese

Time zones

UTC/GMT +8 hours

Major religions

Hinduism is the main religion practiced in Bali. Christianity and Buddhism also have significant number of followers.

Domestic international calling codes

62361

Electricity standards

Current is 220V, 50Hz. Sockets are two-pin plugs.

Common greetings

Hello: Hai

Good Morning: Selamat pagi

Good Evening: Selamat malam

Goodbye: Selamat tinggal

Thank you: Terima kasih

Sorry: Maaf

Do you speak English?: Apakah kamu bisa berbahasa Indonesia

I do not understand: Saya tidak mengerti

No: Tidak

Yes: Ya

I don’t know: Saya tidak tahu

How are you?: Apa kabar?

What is your name?: Siapa namamu?

My name is _____: Nama saya ...

Where is the washroom?: Kamar mandi dimana?

Is this vegetarian? (point to a dish in a menu card): adalah vegetarian

Where is this? (point to a monument, amenity on a paper/map): mana ini

How much does this cost?: berapa biaya ini?

Too expensive!: terlalu mahal!

A little cheaper: sedikit lebih murah

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Emergency numbers

Fire: 113, Police: 110, Indonesian Red Cross: 226465, Ambulance: 118, Rescue Coordination Office: 115,751,111, Directory Enquiries: 108, International Operator: 101, Telemarketing Service Information: 162, Post Service Information: 161, Immigration: 227828, Public Hospital: 227911, Ngurah Rai Taxi: 724724, Bali Taxi: 701111