Bali is a hilly island populated now by about 2,900,000 people with an area of about 5,810square km.

The governor's office is on Jalan Basuki Rahmat No. 1, Ph. 224671.

Major population of city centers:
Denpasar: 373,272, Badung: 290,877, Gianyar: 350,147, Klungkung:163,603, Karangasem: 347,351, Singaraja: 569,137, Tabanan: 377,150 and Negara: 216,675



The climate is tropical. Hot during the day with a high of 33 C and goes down at a night to 20 C. Humidity is about 85%. The rainy season is from October to March.


The main hospital is Sanglah hospital located on Jl. Diponegoro, Ph. 227911, and open 24 hours. Many chemists provide centralized doctor practices for dentists, oculists, THT. Surgeons are open between 18 to 20 hours like Kimia Farma. Chemist located on Jl. Diponegoro, ph. 227811


Most credit cards accepted are Amex office at Hotel Bali Beach Ph. 286060, 288449. Diners Club at Jl. Veteran Bali Hotel. Ph. 235584. Visa/ Master Cards at Jl. Veteran No.3 Ph. 227138, 234771, BCA on Jl. Hasanudin Denpasar, Ph.431012, etc.


The exchange rate varies daily and you might opt to shop around for the best rate. Always check the money changer's figures. The calculators of the less reputable are often 'erratic'.


Main office on Jl. Raya Puputan Ph.223566 with many branches. Postal fees; postcard or letter to Australia or New Zealand Rp.4.000, Europe Rp.6.000 and USA Rp. 7.500.


During the day minimum 3 minutes, Australia Rp. 22.500, New Zealand Rp. 22.500, Europe Rp.28.500 and USA Rp.21.500. It cost a lot less a night after 9 pm also on Sunday. Helpful telephone number 108 or 147 for information, 110 stands by police, 118 ambulances, 48113 for fire brigades.


The currency is Rupiah. Most foreign currencies are accepted like US Dollars, Australian Dollars, Singapore Dollars, New Zealand Dollars, EURO, etc.


Ngurah Rai Taxi Ph. 724724, Praja Taxi 289090, Blue Birds Taxi Ph. 701111, Pan Wirthi Taxi Ph. 723366. The public transport called "Bemo" is available throughout the town of Denpasar. Intertown transport: Ubung Terminal for west and north destination. Batubulan terminal for east and north destination. Rental cars, Suzuki Katana 4 seats Rp. 225,000/day or about US $25/day, Bali Car Hire to see available rental cars on Bali. Government supervised petrol company called "Pertamina" has many branches throughout Bali. One liter cost Rp. 8,500.


Wasantara Net
Jl. Raya Puputan Renon, Denpasar Ph. 228290

Jl. Sutomo77 A Denpasar, Ph. 410410

Ph. 234341


There are Tourist Information Centres at Ngurah Rai International Airport Ph. 751011 or Bali Government Tourist Office on Jl. S. Parman Denpasar Ph. 222387 or Bina Wisata Ubud Gianyar (next to the Village hand's office of Ubud) or Kuta tourist Information on JL. Legian No. 37 Ph. 755424 or Bali Tourist information on Jl. Benesari No.7 Kuta, Ph. 754090.


Emergencies International SOS Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 24X, 24 hours emergency help Ph. 755768. Bali International Medical Center Ph. 761263.


Garuda Indonesia at Jl. Melati Ph. 227825.

Qantas at Hotel Bali Beach Ph. 288331.

Thai Airways at Hotel Bali Beach Ph. 288141 Fax. 288063.

Orient Thai Airlines, Bali Gardenia Resort Nusa Dua Ph. 751471.

Cathay Pacific at Grand Bali Beach Sanur Ph. 286001,288511.

Lauda Air on Jl. By Pass Ngurah rai 12 Ph. 758686, Fax 752518.

Merpati Airlines on Jl. Melati No.51 Denpasar Ph. 235358 Res. 235557 Fax. 231962.

Bouraq Airlines at Komp. Sudirman Agung A 47-48 Jl. Sudirman Denpasar Ph. 241397, Fax. 241390.

Malaysian Airlines at the departure hall Ngurah Rai International Airport Ph. 751011 ex. 1454.


Central office on Jl. D.I. Panjaitan Denpasar Ph. 227828 or Ngurah Rai International Airport Ph. 751038.


Shopping hours 09.00-21.00 hours.


Numbers of star rated hotel:
5- star hotel: 25-8490 rooms.
4- star hotel: 13-2548 rooms.
3- star hotel: 31-3276 rooms.
2-star hotel: 27-1781 rooms.
1-star hotel: 7-255 rooms.


Australian Consulate at Jl. M. Yamin 51 Denpasar, Ph. 235093/2, Fax. 231990.

France at Jl. By Pass Ngurah rai 35 X Sanur Ph. 285485.

Honorary Consul of Federal Republic of Germany at Jl. Pantai Karang 17 Sanur. Ph. 288235, 282009, Fax. 288826.

Honorary Consul of Sweden and Finland at Jl. Segara Ayu  (Hotel Segara Village) Ph. 288407, 288408. Fax 288580.

Netherlands at Jl. Imam Bonjol 599 Kuta. Ph. 751517, Fax. 752777.

Consul Agency of USA at  Jl. Hayam Wuruk No.188, Ph. 233605, Fax. 222426.

Honorary Consul of Norway at  Jl. Jayagiri VII/10 Denpasar, Ph. 23598, Fax. 234834.

Switzerland Consulate on Swiss Restaurant at Jl. Werkudara, Kuta, ph. 751735, 761311, Fax. 754457. 

Japan Consulate at Jl. Raya Puputan Renon, Ph. 227628, Fax. 231308.

Honorary Consulate of Denmark on Mimpi Resort Jimbaran, Ph. 701070.

Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic at Jl. Pangembak 17, Sanur Ph. 286465, Fax. 286408. 

British Honorary Consul at Jl. Tirta Nadi nr. 20, Sanur, Bali. Ph. 270601 Fax. 287804


Bali provides wide tourist attractions such as sigh seeing tours, water sport facilities including scuba diving, deep sea. Water fishing, rafting, many golf courses, etc. Go to Bali Tours for more details.


Wide verities of International food: Chinese food, European, American, Japanese, as

Well as Indonesian dishes are served at most restaurants. Go to Bali Food Guide to see details.


Protestants Christian Church, English worship service. Jl. Patimura off of Jl..Raya Legian, Kuta. Every Sunday at 10.00a.m. Protestant English Worship service and Grand Bali Beach Hotel Sanur 2 nd floor, Sunday 6.30-7.30p.m Catholic, St. Franctscus Xaverius Chruch, Jl Kartika Plaza Kuta, Sunday 8 a.m. Grand Bali Beach Sanur, Saturday 6 pm. Bali Hyatt Sanur, Saturday 7.00.


Electricity power through Bali is 220 volt, and mostly use 2 pin plugs; Adaptors can be purchased cheaply for 3 pin plugs.


Bali Ethnology Museums on Jl. Letkol Wisnu Denpasar Open Tuesday to Sunday. From 8a.m to 2 p.m. 

Bali Archeology Museum on Jl. Tampak Siring, Bedahulu Gianyar, Ph. 942347. Open Monday to Saturday from 7.30a.m -2 p.m expect Friday closed at 12 p.m. 

Museum Le Mayeur on Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur. Open Saturday to Thursday from 8a.m to 4 p.m. Friday 8a.m -1.30p.m. 

Agung Rai Museum of art on Jl. Pengosekan,Ubud. Open every day from 9am to 6pm. 

Puri Lukisan Museum on Jl. Raya Ubud. Open everyday 8 am 4p.m. 

Neka Museum on Jl. Raya Campuhan, Ubud. Open everyday 8am to 5 pm.


Puri Bukit Mas Gallery, Mas Ubud. Open 8am to 5 pm. 

Seniwati Gallery, Ubud Open 9 am to 5 pm. 

Neka Gallery, Jl Raya Ubud. Open 8am-pm.