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  1.Study Program!
      Concept!............................................................................................................4

      Who can participate?!......................................................................................4

      Requirements!..................................................................................................4

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      Accreditation!

      Academic Calendar!.........................................................................................5

      Curriculum!.......................................................................................................5

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      Exams!

      University and Campus!..................................................................................6

      Lecturers and Staff!..........................................................................................7

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  2.Application!
      Deadlines!.........................................................................................................8

      How to apply!....................................................................................................8

      Costs!................................................................................................................9

      Cancellation!.....................................................................................................9

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      Scholarships!

      Visa!.................................................................................................................10

      How to apply for a Study Visa (Social Visit Visa)!.......................................10

  3.Living and Studying in Bali!..........................................................12
      Indonesia!........................................................................................................12

      Bali!..................................................................................................................12

      Culture!............................................................................................................13

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      Language!

      Accommodation!............................................................................................14

      Food!................................................................................................................14

      Sports and Activities!.....................................................................................14
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Surfing!............................................................................................................15

Golf!.................................................................................................................15

Mountain Biking!.............................................................................................15

Parasailing!.....................................................................................................15

Horseback Riding!..........................................................................................15

River Rafting!..................................................................................................15

Sightseeing Flights!.......................................................................................15

Sailing!.............................................................................................................15

Diving and Snorkeling!...................................................................................15

Trekking and Hiking!......................................................................................16

Transportation and Traffic!............................................................................16

Cars and Scooters!.........................................................................................16

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Bemos!

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Buses and Taxis on Bali!

Left-hand Traffic and the Survival of the Fittest!.........................................17

Nightlife!..........................................................................................................17

Health!..............................................................................................................17

General Information!......................................................................................17

Vaccination and Entry Regulations!.............................................................17

Diseases!.........................................................................................................18

First-Aid Kit!....................................................................................................18

Medical Supply!..............................................................................................18




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Study Program

Concept
The accelerating global world of today is becoming more and more demanding for students.
To compete in todayʼs professional world, international experience is absolutely necessary.
Apart from the professional skills taught at university, soft skills like intercultural competence
are becoming more and more important. This is where GoBali ties in. Our aim is to bring
together students from all over the world during a one-semester study abroad program in
cooperation with the state-run Udayana University of Bali. Southeast Asia is an interesting
region because it has become a driving force of world economy. Furthermore, Bali, which is
in the center of this region, offers a unique cultural diversity. These conditions and the
contact to students of multiple nationalities offer the foundation for an enormous gain in those
important soft skills.

GoBali is always trying to create a well-balanced proportion between the nationalities of the
participants in order to provide the best possibilities of exchange between the different
cultures.

Our studentsʼ capacity for teamwork will be encouraged by projects which last one semester,
include weekly meetings, and refer to the lectures. We will work together with big and well-
known companies to gain practical relevance.

GoBali is not one of the countless General Studies programs – Rather, it lets students
choose from various disciplines like Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Logistics and Supply
Chain Management as well as Tourism Management.



Who can participate?
GoBali targets all students of Economics, Business Administration and study programs like
Media Management, Tourism Management, Medical Management, Textile Management,
Sports Management, and the like.

Even though the program predominantly caters to students of economy-related fields, every
student who is interested in the course offerings can apply for it.



Requirements
Every student who is enrolled at a university or college of higher education can apply for the
GoBali program.

English language skills are necessary because all lectures will be in English. GoBali does not
require a certificate of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL test). Anyhow, there will be
facultative advanced courses to improve or brush up your English language skills.



Accreditation
The accreditation of courses completed with GoBali is based on the European Credit
Transfer System (ECTS), facilitating the recognition of study periods abroad. Students can
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build up their own credit portfolio. ECTS grants that the accomplishments of students at
European colleges and universities are comparable and transferable. This is made possible
by earning Credit Points which can be obtained by evidence of achievement in during
academic education. This system is mostly used in bachelor and master programs at
universities.

In the GoBali program, 30 ECTS Credit Points can be earned at most. The precondition for
getting all points is an attendance rate of at least 75% and the pass of all written exams.
Furthermore, a final report must be handed in and attendance in the project presentation is
required. Accreditation issues should be considered and talked over with your home
university well before going abroad.



Academic Calendar
The GoBali program takes one semester with 16 weeks of study visit. The summer semester
goes from March to June, the winter semester from September to December.

In the middle of each semester, there is a two week holiday break. At the end of each
semester, one week is scheduled for the final exams.



Curriculum
Lectures are divided into three sections:

The first section consists of three basic subjects: Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Language),
South East Asian Economies, and Finance and Investment in South East Asia.

In the second section one of three mandatory electives must be chosen, each consisting of
three subjects:

   1. Leadership and Entrepreneurship

           •   Cross Culture Competence Management

           •   Leadership

           •   Entrepreneurship

   2. Logistics and Supply Chain Management

           •   Supply Chain Management

           •   Instruments for Logistics and SCM

           •   Logistics Controlling

   3. Tourism Management

           •   Tourism Markets

           •   Tourism Marketing & Sales

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           •   Sustainability & Tourism

The third section is a project (Practical Management) which will be worked on during the
semester. It will be presented by the students at the end of the semester.


 Time             Monday         Tuesday             Wednesday           Thursday   Friday

 8.00-9.30        Bahasa         CE 2                Bahasa              Project
                  Indonesia                          Indonesia

 9.45-11.15       South East     Bahasa              CE 3                Project
                  Asian          Indonesia
                  Economies

 11.45-13.15      CE 1           Finance                                 Project
                                 and
                                 Investment
                                 in South
                                 East Asia

All lectures are in English.

Class will take place four days a week.

Regular lectures are on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8 am to 1.15 pm.

Thursdays are reserved for work on the project, with no presence at the university required.



Exams
The final exams are in the last week of the semester.

An attendance rate of at least 75% is needed to qualify for the exams. In sections 1 and 2,
each subject will be tested by a 60 minute written exam. In section 3, each group has to hand
in a final report and present their project.

The results of the exams will be certificated and delivered by international standards.



University and Campus
Udayana University has three campuses with numerous faculties: Business Management,
Economics, Linguistics, Cultural Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Law, Engineering,
Agronomy, Mathematics, Natural Science, Tourism, and Arts.

Bukit Jimbaran, the main campus, lies on the southern main island in Jimbaran, about 10
minutes away from the airport. This relatively new campus is designed like a small city and
has a size of about 250 hectares. Apart from the usual academic facilities it includes a
medical facility, a library, a sports centre, a post office, a guesthouse, and a residential hall.
Furthermore a shopping centre, a lake and recreational facilities are currently being planned.


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Sudirman, an older campus, is located in the centre of the capital Denpasar and has a size of
about 7 hectares.

Jalan Nias was the first campus of the university. Today it is home to the Faculties of
Linguistics and of Cultural Sciences.



Lecturers and Staff
Udayana University has about 18.700 students. Most of its lecturers and professors have
studied at miscellaneous universities all over the world.

GoBali has a capacity of 200 students and is supported by 10 tutors. For the most part, these
have studied and graduated abroad themselves. Therefore, they know and understand the
special problems and needs of foreign students.




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Application

Deadlines
Summer semester:

   •   Start: March 1st

   •   Start of lectures: March …

   •   End of lectures: June …

   •   End: July 1st

   •   Application: until January 1st

Winter semester:

   •   Start: September 1st

   •   Start of lectures: September …

   •   End of lectures: December …

   •   End: January 1st

   •   Application: until July 1st



How to apply
Application is only possible via the GoBali website (www. GoBali.org). You can apply
instantly!

On the GoBali website you will also find current application deadlines.

The following documents are needed for application:

   •   Identity card / Passport

   •   Signature Page (downloadable from the GoBali website)

   •   Confirmation of enrollment of your home university

   •   Passport photograph

All documents must be provided digitally to upload them in the application form.

There is an application fee of 49€, payable at least 14 days after application. This fee is
neither refundable in case of admittance nor in case of non-admittance.

The application procedure is as follows:

   •   Application on the GoBali website



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   •    Automatic e-mail confirmation of the application containing a matriculation number
        and the bill for the application fee

   •    Transfer of the application fee

   •    E-mail confirmation of admittance or non-admittance, as well as a bill for the tuition
        fee (takes about two weeks)

   •    Transfer of the tuition fee no later than six weeks before the start of lectures

   •    E-mail confirmation of receipt of payment of the tuition fee



Costs
The fee for the GoBali program is 1499€. It covers all costs for studying like e.g. the
registration fee of the university, the tuition fee, the exam fee and expenses for tuition
material. The fee does not cover expenses for flight, accommodation, food, insurances, and
the like. is

If you get a friend to apply for GoBali together with you, you will get 10% off. Your tuition fee
will then be 1349€.

Please transfer all payments to:

        Account Holder: GoAbroad Study Programs (GoBali)
        Account Number: 799 847 605
        Bank Code: 500 100 60
        Name of Bank: Postbank
        IBAN: DE23 5001 0060 0799 8476 05
        BIC: PBNKDEFF

Please state your name in full and the matriculation number you received from us with all
payments!

Cancellation
Cancelling your application up to six weeks before the start of lectures is free. Please send
us an e-mail containing your name and matriculation number.

If you cancel two to six weeks before the start of lectures, 50% of the tuition fee will be
refunded.

If you cancel later than two weeks before the start of lectures or abort your studies in Bali, no
refund of the tuition fee is possible.



Scholarships
Every student can apply for scholarships or other measures of financial support. The
requirements for these differ from country to country. If any questions arise, GoBali will be
glad to offer help.


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Visa
Up-to-date information on visa application can be found on the website of the Indonesian
embassy in the respective home country.

The addresses of the embassies are listed under http://id.embassyinformation.com. The
citizens of most countries have to get an Indonesian visa which can be obtained from the
Indonesian embassy in your home country. Citizens of certain countries can also get a so-
called Visa on Arrival (VoA). This visa is valid for 30 days and cannot be extended or
changed for another visa. It is not applicable for study purposes.

How to apply for a Study Visa (Social Visit Visa)
In Indonesia, the visa for studying is called “Social Visit Visa”. It is usually valid for entry and
a maximum stay of 60 days. Anyhow, it can be extended locally by direction of the university.
This costs about 15 to 20€ per extension. The visa can be extended for a maximum of 30
days each time. The maximum stay is 300 days.

If you leave the country, the visa becomes void. In this case you have to apply for a new
Social Visit Visa at the Indonesian embassy of the country you travelled to. Alternatively, you
can buy a Tourist Visa at re-entry into Indonesia. The application for the Social Visit Visa
costs about 20€, depending on the country you are in.

Please inform yourself accurately about these issues at the Indonesian embassy responsible
for your country.

Please note that the requirements for visas differ from country to country!

Generally necessary documents:

    •   A valid passport with at least one free page for the visa. (The passport has to be valid
        for at least six months after entry.)

    •   Fully completed application form

    •   Two passport photographs

    •   The confirmation of enrollment at Udayana University which you receive automatically
        on registration for the GoBali program

    •   A copy of your flight ticket (return ticket)

    •   A copy of the receipt of payment for the visa fee

If your documents are incomplete, the embassy will contact you to inform you which
documents are missing.

Please check thoroughly if your documents are complete to ensure fast processing.
Especially when you are in a hurry, this is extremely important. The visa has to be used
within 90 days of the date of issue. That means you have to enter Indonesia within 90 days
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Most Indonesian embassies recommend application for a visa no later than 14 days before
you fly to Indonesia. We advise you to apply for your visa directly after get your confirmation
of enrollment at Udayana University.

Please be aware that visa requirements and regulations are constantly changing. Inform
yourself about this at the embassy responsible for your country.




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Living and Studying in Bali

Indonesia
The Republic of Indonesia is the biggest island country in the world and, as of 2010, has the
fourth biggest population of the world.

It was proclaimed in August 17th, 1945, and finally gained independence from the
Netherlands on December 27th, 1949. Its capital Jakarta has about 18 million inhabitants and
lies on the Island of Java, which is home to more than half of the Indonesian population.

Indonesia is one of the biggest rainforest areas in the world. Borneo (or Kalimantan),
Sumatra, Western Java, Papua, the Moluku Islands and Sulawesi have constant tropical wet
climate. Temperatures are about 25° C to 27° C in average and do not vary much over the
course of the year.

Like China and India, Indonesia is one of the faster-growing economies in Asia – despite the
worldwide crisis. It is the biggest economy in Southeast Asia and is marked by steady
economic growth. A great wealth in resources and the strong consumption by its 220 million
inhabitants provide good conditions for this positive development. Moreover, the
demographic situation is beneficial: Indonesia has a very young population. Experts are
expecting Indonesia to have a big potential to catch up to the most important countries,
similar to the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) countries. The
Indonesian stock market achieved a profit of 90% in 2009 and 22% in 2010.



Bali
Bali is an island belonging to Indonesia since 1949. It also constitutes the province of that
name. It is 5 561 km² big and has about 3.3 million inhabitants. Its capital is Denpasar.

 It is the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands and is separated from Java in its west by
the Bali Strait which is 2.5 km wide.



Its north-south expansion is 95 km, while it spans 145 km from its westernmost point to its
easternmost. The province of Bali also includes some smaller islands called Nusa Penida,
Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Geologically, Bali is a relatively young island. It is
only separated from the Malay mainland by three relatively shallow straits. These have
repeatedly fallen dry over the ages so that the fauna and flora of Bali does not differ much
from the Malay mainland. Between Bali and Lombok runs the so-called Wallace Line,
marking the biogeographical division between Asian and Australian flora and fauna. The
strait running here is very deep and old, and therefore flora and fauna of these two
neighboring islands are very different.

The mountains of Bali are volcanic and cover about three quarters of the islandʼs territory.
The volcano Gunung Agung (literally: “Big Mountain”) is the biggest mountain of the island,
rising to 3142 meters above sea level. For the Balinese people it is home to the Gods. The
climate here is tropical, hot and humid. Because Bali lies in the Intertropical Convergence
Zone (ITCZ), it is affected by monsoon rainfalls coming from the northwest during the time

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between November and March. The central mountain range causes the rain to be distributed
very unequally over the island.

The average annual temperature is between 24-34° C at sea level. In the dry season (May to
October), the average temperature is 10-20° C in higher regions and 29-34° C in coastal
regions.



Culture
Bali – also called “Last Paradise” and “Isle of Gods” – offers one of the most colorful cultures
in the world. There is probably no other place in the world that offers such a manifold culture
in such small space. Hinduism, the most common religion, and the extremely friendly locals
are attracting travelers from all over the world. Along with that, Bali has influences from
Europe and the Middle East, thereby becoming a true paradise. Off the beaten track of the
(meanwhile) very touristy centers, the village life of old Bali can still be found. A traditional
village consists of a system of temples and holy places which are still being used nowadays.
A multitude of ceremonies defines life in Bali from the cradle to the grave. Music, dance, and
theatre are inherent parts not only of the ceremonies, but of life in general. Almost every day
you can observe dance and theatre performances, ceremonies, or a concert of a traditional
gamelan orchestra.

Arts also play a big role in Bali. Apart from the performing arts, the fine arts are very
important and world famous. Woodwork of any kind, stonemasonry, paintings and silver
jewelry are only some examples of the peopleʼs creativity. Accordingly, the thousands of
temples on the island are built with great perfectionism and devotion. All of them, from small
house temples for the respective family to village temples to big sanctuaries, are well kept
and in active use. Bali is also called the “Island of the 10,000 Temples”, but realistically it has
double as many temples and shrines.



Language
The Indonesian archipelago consists of about 17,000 islands, upon which around 250
different languages are spoken – not counting all the different dialects. For a better mutual
understanding, the very easy-to-learn language Bahasa Indonesia was made the official
lingua franca after the declaration of independence in 1945.

When Balinese people talk to each other, the usually speak Balinese, but to Indonesians
from other regions they will speak Bahasa Indonesia.

This language is very easy to learn because of its very simple grammar and because its
pronunciation hardly differs from written language. Knowing some simple words, questions or
even only a word of greeting can have an enormous effect and help immensely with getting
into contact.

Since Bali is a touristic place, most Balinese speak English and communication is not a
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It is important to know that some scholarships require an Indonesian language course. If you
are looking for a scholarship, you should inform yourselves about this at the respective
organisation offering it.



Accommodation
Bali offers a variety of accommodation alternatives. Students can usually be found in coastal
towns like Kuta, Saminyak, Kerobokan or Canggu.

We advise students to stay at a hotel for the first two weeks to have some time for
orientation. The best places to look for a hotel are Poppies Lane 1 and 2, which are
especially popular with young visitors. In these first two weeks, you will have enough time to
search for permanent accommodation. Oftentimes, a couple of students team up and rent a
mansion together. We can provide contact to estate agents who offer a variety of mansions
which are mostly rented to students. Usually, the rent is payable monthly and on the whole.
Costs for accommodation vary by standards and are between 100 and 300 € in average – of
course, the sky is the limit here.



Food
The Balinese cuisine is very diverse and tasty. Most restaurants have adjusted themselves to
European taste buds.

Upper scale restaurants are usually called Restoran, all others are called Rumah Makan.
Traditional Indonesian food can be found at the typical Asian eateries called Warung. These
are mostly small restaurants opening to the street or mobile food stalls.

The most famous dishes are certainly Nasi Goreng (fried egg rice with chicken, shrimps, and
vegetables, topped with a fried egg, two or three Satay skewers, and some prawn crackers),
Mie Goreng (fried noodles), Babi Guling (suckling pig – usually eaten by the Balinese on
public holidays), Bebek Betutu (stuffed canard), and of course lots of fresh fish in all
varieties. As a starter, you will oftentimes get Soto Ayam, a kind of chicken stock with
vegetables, egg, noodles, potatoes, and chicken. For dessert, fresh seasonal fruit (banana,
papaya, mango, pineapple) or Pisang Goreng (fried banana) is served.

Touristic centers also feature all the major fast food chains like McDonalds, Pizza Hut,
Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts etc.

Typical drinks are fruit shakes, freshly squeezed juices, and the locally brewed beer Bintang.
Further local products include Arak (strong fermented brandy), Brem (heavy-bodied, sweet
rice wine), and Tuak (milky, sourish palm wine). These drinks are mostly produced at home,
but also industrially.



Sports and Activities
Bali offers a lot of choices in sports. Most of these are of course related to the water: Surfing,
diving, snorkeling, water ski, river rafting, and sailing. But you could also do an exciting
trekking tour on one of the volcanoes, and for golf players Bali has some excellent links.
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Surfing
Bali is an awesome spot for surfers! The best surf is at the beaches of Kuta, the highest
waves (only for advanced surfers!) can be found at Bukit Badung peninsula, close to Puru
Lahur Uluwatu temple. Surfers can also be found on the island Nusa Lembongan. If you do
not have a board, you can rent one on the beaches of Kuta.

Golf
The 18-hole golf course of Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club is considered the most
beautiful in South East Asia. It is situated at 1,150 meters above sea level at Lake Bratan in
an old volcano crater. The golf links of the Bali Golf and Country Club on Bukit Badung
peninsula (18 holes as well) provides marvelous views over the sea. There is another 18-
hole course designed by golf star Greg Norman close to Tanah Lot temple.

Mountain Biking
Bike tours are very popular even though they can be exhausting because of the
temperatures and the road conditions. The streets have potholes and traffic is extremely
dense. The best biking conditions are in the north of Ubud, as there are not as many cars on
the roads there.

Parasailing
Want to glide through the air while being towed to a boat? Go to Sanur or Nusa Dua! Offers
can be found directly at the beach or in one of the big hotels.

Horseback Riding
Riding tours to the beach or guided tours through the rice fields and villages at Tanah Lot can
be booked in the big hotels. You can also rent horses on an hourly basis in some of the
hotels – ask at the reception or at the tourist information.

River Rafting
A thrilling experience: Dash down wild Ayung River in a rubber boat! Taking almost three
hours, the ride will go through a deep gorge and past terraced rice fields. Telaga Waja and
Unda rivers north of Klungkung are even wilder – only suitable for experienced rafters! The
tour contractors pick their guests up at the hotel.

Sightseeing Flights
Bali by helicopter: You can book this fun experience directly at the airport, or with BaliAir.

Sailing
You can go on short sailing trips across the bay of Jimbaran. Hobie Cats can be rented at the
Intercontinental Hotel and the Four Seasons Resort. It is also possible to go on a day trip to
Nusa Lembongan on a bigger sailing boat. Prices vary depending on the ship and the length
of the trip.

Diving and Snorkeling
The offshore coral reefs provide beautiful diving and snorkeling spots. Outrigger boats will
bring you to the reef from Candi Dasa, Lovina, Nusa Dua, Padang Bai, and Sanur. Gorgeous
spots can also be found on the island Pulau Menjangan and in Eastern Bali: Tulamben bay
boasts a ship wreck which is all covered by corals and water plants. More beautiful spots are
close to Lombok on the small islands Gili Air, Meno, and Terawangan. These reefs are ideal
for beginners due to the slow current.

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Trekking and Hiking
The volcanoes Gunung Batur and Gunung Agung on Bali and Gunung Rinjani on Lombok
are popular destinations for mountaineers – However, tours should only be done with
experienced guides.

In Taman Nasional Bali Barat (West Bali National Park) you can do jungle tours, and in Ubud
hobby ornithologist Victor Mason will guide you through the rice paddies and woods.



Transportation and Traffic
To get around Bali you have several options:



Cars and Scooters
First off, you can hire are car, or even better a scooter, and drive for yourself. However, you
will need an international driverʼs license in addition to your national one. These can be
obtained from your local Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency before your departure to Bali.
Furthermore, keep in mind the left-hand traffic on Bali to prevent accidents.

You also have the possibility to rent a car with a driver – This would save you getting an
adequate driverʼs license, plus you can take your time, look around, and savor the landscape
during the drive.

For daily life, it is most recommended to rent a scooter.

Costs for rental cars vary heavily, starting at around 150 € a month. Rental cars with drivers
cost about 30 to 40 € a day, depending on the type of car. The cheapest way to get around is
a scooter. It costs about 45 € a month. Please note that rental prices are never fixed. You
should in any case try to negotiate.

Bemos
Bemos are another way to get around. Actually, these are only modified pick-up trucks with
two benches on the cargo area facing each other. On short distances, Bemos really are an
alternative and provide easy contact to locals. However, it is mostly hot and dusty on Bemos,
and you will be inhaling lots of emissions, making longer rides no real fun. If you want to get
off a Bemo, just call “Stop!” – There are no fixed stopovers.

Buses and Taxis on Bali
Of course Bali has taxis and buses, though the latter do not have a fixed schedule, leaving
you little opportunity to plan your ride.

Taxis are very cheap compared to European price levels. But take care! There are many
different taxi companies, and not all of them are recommendable. The most common taxis
are Blue Bird Taxis. They always use a taximeter and can be recommended without
exception. Until several years ago, many locals on Bali used their private vehicles to
transport tourists in order to earn some extra money, but meanwhile this has been prohibited.
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Left-hand Traffic and the Survival of the Fittest
How you arrange your getting around in Bali is a question of nerves and budget. Driving on
your own is definitely very agitating and can indeed end badly, because sometimes it seems
like there would be no traffic rules on Bali, only the survival of the fittest.



Nightlife
Nightlife on Bali is diversified and offers something for everyone. From trendy bars to
happening clubs to posh restaurants, everything can be found.

In general, there are two centers of nightlife.

The first one, Kuta, is rather touristy and offers a good selection of hip clubs, apart from
many little bars and restaurants. Most clubs are on Jalan Legian and the Poppies.

Seminya, on the other hand, is a little more exclusive. Here you will find lots of classy
restaurants and exclusive clubs. Many beautiful restaurants are on Jalan Oberoi, exclusive
clubs are to be found at the end of Jalan Double Six, also boasting the club of that name.

During peak season, the clubs and bars are packed with party-seeking people every day. It
becomes most intense on Fridays and Saturdays. During low season, the bigger clubs are
not that crowded, but still offer decent party every day. Moreover, there are numerous special
events or themed parties.



Health
For healthy people it should be perfectly okay to travel to Bali on short notice. In case of
need, you can still visit the Travel Clinic at the airport shortly before take-off. Anyhow, the
earlier and better you are informed, the less nasty surprises you will have. You should carry
your International Certificate of Vaccination, if you have one.

General Information
Indonesia is a tropical country with a hot and humid climate that provides ideal conditions for
bacteria of any kind. Therefore the risk of catching a bacterial infection is higher than in
Europe. It is a good idea to spend some thought on your health before departure, and
prepare yourself accordingly.

Food and drinks can be enjoyed without any second thoughts. You should however avoid
drinking tap water unless it has been run through water treatment facilities.

Vaccination and Entry Regulations
Apart from entering Bali directly from a yellow fever area (this would require quarantine),
there are no restrictions or special vaccination requirements for entry. Polio, hepatitis, and
tetanus vaccinations are recommended – as in Europe. Bali is not a malaria area, but if you
want to visit other Indonesian islands, like Lombok, it is recommended to consult a doctor
about vaccinations.

For some travel destinations, a vaccination against abdominal typhus is recommended if you
stay more than two weeks.

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Diseases
Bird flu has been confirmed in Bali since 2003. Humans are also affected, with about 80%
percent of the infections resulting in death. Intensive contact to living poultry and infected
people should be avoided. The necessity of all the usual hygiene routines goes without
saying.

Single cases of rabies have become known on Bali over the last years. Before that, the
island was considered rabies-free. You should avoid contact to stray dogs for that reason.

Bali is not a core area of the flu-like diseases Chikungunya (CHIC) and Dengue (DEN).
Nevertheless, there can be infections by transmission.

Bali is in a different time zone than Europe, being six to eight hours ahead (five to seven
hours during daylight-saving time). Jet lag messes with your sleep-wake cycle and can give
you a tough time. A little rest at the beginning of your trip can be a good idea.

Like in all tropical countries, diarrhea is a nasty side effect. Stress, unfamiliar food and
bacteria can really mess with your bowels. Usually, this is no reason to worry, but you should
make sure to drink enough water, because diarrhea causes dehydration.

In tropical areas, wounds and skin cuts, as small as they may be, should always be well
disinfected and observed afterwards.

In equatorial areas, it is absolutely vital to take the sun serious. Even if you have no
problems with baking in the sun at home, you can quickly get into trouble with the incredibly
strong sun of the tropics. Being sunburned at a jungle safari is no fun. Wearing a hat
prevents sunstrokes.

First-Aid Kit
Bringing a first-aid kit from home is not necessary. In Bali you will get all the usual medicine
and there is a fair amount of pharmacies.

However, if you need special regular medication, you should bring it with you from home. It is
advisable to carry a certificate from your doctor stating that the supplement is vital for you.
This prevents unpleasant misunderstandings, because the foreign names of the
medicaments are rarely known to Indonesians, and a package insert written in a foreign
language mostly does not help either. The certificate should of course be written in English.



If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you should know your exact specifications in order to
be able to get quick replacements if necessary. On the other hand, you will find eye
specialists and opticians, who can take the necessary measurements, all over Bali.

Medical Supply
Even outside of the bigger cities it is not a problem to find doctors and adequate medication.
Important regular medication should be brought along in sufficient amounts. If a tour takes
you far from civilization for a longer time, you should consult a travel medicine specialist
beforehand.

For tourists it sometimes makes sense to go to one of the hospitals with an international
section, and not to a local doctor, as communication is just so much easier there.
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You should definitely check if your health insurance covers your transport to your home
country in case you cannot travel on your own because of injuries or diseases. If not, you
should get an extra insurance because GoBali does not provide coverage for this.




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