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Do
take Rupiah with you when traveling especially to the villages. Keep small change on hand because it will be needed when riding public transportation or buying a drink in the warung.

Don't
a woman should not enter a temple during menstruation. When visiting a temple, always wear  
a sash or sarong and do not walk in front of people praying.

Do
drink only boiled, distilled or mineral water. Try to get yourself used to the local food, however the flavours are sometimes unusual.

Don't
attempt to swim outside designated areas on the beach. There are red and yellow flags, swim between them.

Do
leave your important travel documents in your hotel safe and be careful with your belongings at all times.

Don't
deal in or do drugs. The death penalty could await!

Do
respect local customs and traditions when visiting a temple. Remember that this is a land where prayer and religious festivals take center stage.

Don't
attempt to get in the way of the attendees when watching religious processions even though it's a good chance to take a photograph.

Do
show respect and avoid honking if you are trapped behind the slow pace of local processions.

 

Don't
attempt to hire a car or motorbike without full insurance. It is important to have travel insurance as it will cover you if you are involved in an accident.

Do
try to avoid stepping on offerings in the street and walk around them.

Don't
touch people's heads. It is considered offensive.

Do
change your money only in authorized money changers. When changing money, use your own calculator!

Don't
stand or sit higher than the offerings and the priest when visiting a temple.

Do
reconfirm your flight at least 48 hours prior to your next flight.

Don't
attempt to use a flash in your camera in front of the priest or people praying.

 


 
     
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