In conjuction with the 15th Quality in Resarch (QIR 2017), the 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Logistics and Transport (IEEE ICALT’2017) will be held on 24-27 July 2017, in Bali, Indonesia.
Participants can book their accommodation in the conference venue: The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
As a famous island in Indonesia, Bali is known for its beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountain scenery, vibrant culture, warm friendly people and spectacular resorts. Bali also known as the land of the gods, appealing through its natural beauty of volcanoes and terraced rice fields that exude peace and serenity. No wonder it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Housed within the island and its inhabitants is a special vibe, an authentic essence that is difficult to describe. This has touched and inspired visitors from all over the world since decades. While the rapid growth of tourism development has greatly impacted and influenced Bali’s tradition and lifestyle, the Balinese culture has remained unchanged and this has definitely made Bali stand out from other tourist destinations.
Get ready to discover that Bali is so much more than just great beaches, surfing, scenery and artistry!
Due to its tranquility, natural beauty and variety of cultural shows on offer, Uluwatu is a favorite tourist attraction in Bali. Especially for lovers of surfing, a visit to Uluwatu is a must. The beaches in this area are world-renowned for their perfect waves, where many surfers can be spotted “getting barreled”. If you go to even higher grounds nearby the Uluwatu temple itself, you will be rewarded with breathtaking view and sunsets. The temple, perched at the steep cliff of 70 meters above the Indian Ocean, is itself a majestic structure, constructed and expanded since the 11th Century.
Currency & Money Changer
The currency used in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah. Currently, 1 USD is equivalent to about 13,400 Rupiah. There are plenty of exchange facilities all over Bali’s main tourist areas with majority accepting most currencies.
You will be able to exchange money at the airport, ATM or money changers which are open for visitors arriving on late flights. Outside the airport, only exchange money at reputed money changers or at the banks after checking the up-to-date exchange rates.
Electricity and Voltage
The electrical system in Bali uses 220V/50Hz. As such, you will need a two pin adaptor to use your appliances in Bali. We suggest bringing along a universal adaptor for your various appliances.
Bali is well-connected to a wide-ranging Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) network. You can buy a prepaid card immediately upon entering the country; kiosks at the arrival area of most Indonesian airports sell most brands of GSM prepaid cards. And while there are quite a few local GSM providers in Indonesia, one recommended provider would be Telkomsel as it provides an ideal balance between competitive costs, good connection and widespread network.
Here are some important information with regards to the calling codes in Bali:
– Indonesian country code: 62, and Bali area code: 361
– Operator Assisted Calls: Within Indonesia: 100, International: 101
– Directory Information: Bali: 108, Indonesia: 106
It is not difficult to get around Bali with the different kinds of transportation available. Sea transportation also connects Bali to some of its sister islands. Trains are not available in Bali.
Taxi is the most efficient and convenient form of transportation on the island. Either chartered or metered, they are everywhere and are reasonably priced as compared to taxi services in other countries.
Should you wish to take a half or full day trip around Bali, an alternative to getting around in a taxi is having a personal hired vehicle. Prices will vary depending on the type of vehicle hired.
Alternatively, you can also hire a tour guide who speaks a language that you are comfortable with. The other possibility is to rent a self-drive car though an international driving license from your own country would be required.
In Bali, motorcycles can be rented on a daily basis. Weekly rates are probably less and insurance is usually covered in the rate. An international driving license from your own country would be required for motorbike rental, but in some cases you can get a temporary permit at a local police office. A safety helmet is compulsory when riding a motorbike.
Also, you can choose to hire a motorbike with its rider, also called Ojek. You may pay him for one single trip or you may hire him for the day, or by the hour. Ojeks can be found in cities and their suburbs, at intersections or at the mouths of certain side roads. Ojeks usually come in handy to go to places where roads are either too narrow or bumpy for four-wheel vehicles.
Bicycles are rented in Bali on a daily basis. There is no insurance for the bike or rider, so make sure to ride carefully by keeping left most of the time. A ride to the countryside to see the pleasant and paddy fields is certainly recommended.
- All visitors to Indonesia must have valid travel document (e.g. passport). Minimum validity is 6 months from date of travel.
- A confirmed return air ticket is required.
- Visa processing time varies. It is recommended that you start the process early.
Passport holders from the following countries are eligible for Free Visa for Short Visits. They do not need to apply for a visa to enter Indonesia and are granted a maximum stay of 30 days in Indonesia.
Please note that Free Visa for Short Visits shall be used for the purpose of visiting Indonesia on a 30 day basis and is non-extendable, non-convertible and cannot be used to obtain another immigration permit.
|Antigua and Barbuda||Fiji||Marshall Islands||South Africa|
|Austria||Gambia||Moldova||St Kitts and Nevis|
|Bahamas||Germany||Mongolia||St Vincent and Grenadines|
|Bhutan||Hong Kong SAR||New Zealand||Thailand|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Iceland||Norway||Togo|
|Brazil||Ireland||Palau||Trinidad & Tobago|
|Burkina Faso||Japan||Papua New Guinea||Turkmenistan|
|Cape Verde||Kiribati||Poland||United Arab Emirates (UAE)|
|Chad||Kuwait||Portugal||United Kingdom (UK)|
|Commonwealth of Dominica||Latvia||Romania||Uzbekistan|
|Costa Rica||Lesotho||Rwanda||Vatican City|
|Cuba||Luxembourg||Sao Tome and Principe||Zambia|
|Cyprus||Macau SAR||Saudi Arabia||Zimbabwe|
Passport holders from Libya may apply for Visa on Arrival at the airport. A fee of US$ 35 is payable and is subject to change without notice.
The Visa on Arrival is neither a work visa nor a visitation visa. Therefore, it cannot be converted to obtain other immigration permits. The maximum stay permitted for the Visa on Arrival is 30 days. If you plan to stay longer than 30 days, you need to mention your intention to stay longer. Visa on Arrival can be extended for another 30 days.
A general invitation letter can be issued by the conference secretariat. However, please note that the conference secretariat cannot act as a guarantor.
Please note that you will be required to furnish the personal particulars below, for the invitation letter to be generated.
Name & Title (i.e. Dr/Prof/Mr/Ms)
Other nationals who are not eligible to enter Indonesia under the Free Visa for Short Visits and Visa on Arrival may obtain their tourist visa from the Indonesia embassy located in their home country prior to their visit.
- Passport or travel document with a validity not less than 6 months
- Visa application form (filled out)
- One (1) recent 4x6cm photograph of the applicant in colour
- Round-trip air ticket or e-ticket (paid in full)
- Proof of sufficient funds to cover the cost of applicant’s intended stay in Indonesia (eg. Bank Statement).