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Getting to Indonesia

You can fly direct to Indonesia from just about anywhere. Most people traveling from Europe and the US arrive on direct flights to Jakarta, while those coming from Australia usually go first to Bali. The main international entry points are Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta, Ngurah Rai airport in Bali, and Polonia airport in Medan. There are also non-stop flights from several Asian cities, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Osaka.
Direct flights connect Bali with many major cities in Asia and Europe. Air fares vary depending on the carrier, the season and the type of ticket purchased. A discount RT fare from the US costs from $1,000-1,200 and from Europe costs $800-1,200; about half that from Australia or East Asian capitals.
An excursion fare return ticket from Singapore to Bali with stops in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, good for a month, is available in Singapore for around $300. Buy through travel agents-check the classified section of the Straits Times for details.
Note: You need a return or onward ticket to get a visa-free entry upon arrival in Indonesia.
Air tickets from Batam and Bintan are also inexpensive. These Indonesian islands just off the coast of Singapore can be reached via short ferry hops from Singapore's World Trade Center. Ferries to Batam cost $12 single, $17 return and to Bintan $32 single, $45 return. Inquire at travel agents in Singapore for latest fares, then compare with direct Singapore to Bali discount rates.
Garuda offers a visit pass to foreigners purchasing outside of Indonesia. A minimum of three coupons can be purchased for $300. Additional coupons are $100 each, up to 10 coupons. One coupon is valid for one flight and you can not return to a destination already covered. If the flight is not directly to your intended destination, you are charged one coupon per stop. This program is good value for long-haul travel within Indonesia, Medan to Jakarta for instance or Bali to Biak, which otherwise is quite costly.



Having arrived in Indonesia, your choices for onward travel depend, as always, on time and money. Travel on Bali ranges from boats, self drive and chauffeur driven cars, to both slow and fast buses, bicycles and motorbikes. Hiring a car or minibus with or without driver, is one of the most rewarding ways of getting around.
In many ways, Indonesia is an easy place to get around. Indonesians are, as a rule, hospitable, good-humored, and willing to help a lost or confused traveler. The weather is warm, the pace of life relaxed, and the air is rich with the smells of clove cigarettes, the blessed durian fruit and countless other wonders.
However, the nation's transportation infrastructure does not move with the kind of speed and efficiency that Western travelers expect, which often leads to frustration. Bookings are often difficult to make; flights and reservations are sometimes mysteriously canceled.
It is best to adjust your pace to local conditions. What seems like nerve-wracking inefficiency is really so only if one is in a hurry. If you have to be somewhere at a particular time, allow plenty of time to get there. Check and double-check your bookings. Otherwise just go with the flow. You can't just turn off the archipelago's famous jam karet-"rubber time"-when it's time to take an airplane and turn it on again when you want to relax. You will get there eventually.
Peak periods around the Christmas/New Year holidays and during the June to August tourist season are the most difficult. It is imperative to book well in advance and reconfirm your bookings at every step along the way. Travel anywhere in Indonesia (except Bali) during the week prior to the Islamic Lebaran holiday is practically impossible. Find a nice spot and sit it out.
The golden rule is: things will sort themselves out. Eventually. Be persistent, of course, but relax and keep your sense of humor. Before you explode, have a cup of sweet coffee or a cool glass of kelapa muda (young coconut water). Things might look different.

Planning an Itinerary

The first thing to do is to be easy on yourself and not plan an impossibly tight schedule. Things happen slowly here, so adjust to the pace. Better to spend more time in a few places and see them in a leisurely way, than to end up hot and hassled. You'll see more this way.
Wherever you are, keep in mind that the tropical heat takes its toll and you should avoid the midday sun. Get an early start, before the rays become punishing (the tropical light is beautiful at dawn). Retreat to a cool place after lunch and go out again in the afternoon and early evening, when it's much more pleasant.

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