Bali Avia is proud to introduce you a brand of new concept on air of Bali Dreamy Helicopter Flight Tour that give the word " SENSATIONAL" with a special new meaning.

Bali is really striking! It has magnificent volcanoes, awesome mountains, white sandy untouchable and deserted beaches, turquoise bays, coconut groves, terraced rice field, limes tone cliff, untouched rainforest and back none hill. All of which can only be experienced by helicopter flight. Our types of helicopter are designed for air something new experience. They can fly and land almost to anywhere. The ultimate exploration vehicle of which we can fly with doors on or of that the choice is yours. Being offered to you five main flight and many others of each unique in its exploration of island of Bali and Interisland of Indonesia.

Really beautiful and diverse island of Bali, with infinite varieties of options to explore volcanoes, beaches, green mountainous forest and terraced rice field. As your discretion and what expanded excursions are in yours suit imagination, of course, you are open to require. To be left on a volcano for a few hours or a deserted beach to be recovered at sunset of simply to be dropped in a remote area to hie home. Helicopters are truly the only way explore and also fly for.

BAHET 01: The best to fly in the morning between 08.00 am - 11.00 am

Flight Duration : One hour approximately.

This is the most spectacular flight from the airport or from the approved helipad hotel site to the freak of Bali's nature, the active volcano of MT. Batur Crater with its lake and surrounding volcano feature of larva flows and billowing smoke ...... sensational,

BAHET 02: The alternative route when bad weather on mountain are.

Flight Duration: max 1 hour.

The most spectacular flight from the Airport or approved hotel Helipad to Ubud and Ayung river gorge where hotel river view stand - fly pass through the stunning, beautiful and amazing back - bone hills where to reach Candidasa and Padang bay harbour. From there nice view of Mt. Lempuyang, Mt Agung, Lombok and Nusa Penida island beautiful in sight. Fly over the beautiful black coast to the Airport or drop to your accommodation.

BAHET 03: Afternoon flight between 01.00 pm - 06.00 pm

Flight duration is 30 mns approx.

Explore the southern Bali's cliff and Uluwatu Penisula, Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK)/ cultural park which includes the stunning beaches of Nusa Dua and Jimbaran bay. The deserted beaches and cliffs of this Peninsula where have no access, except only the way to appreciate the shipwrecks, the seaweed farms and secluded coves is by helicopter.

BAHET 04 : Afternoon flight between 01.00 pm - 06.00pm

Flight duration: one hour approximately

This flight is the same as Bahet 03 and continue crossing the runway to Tanah Lot. The helicopter fly low altitude past the beaches of Kuta and Legian to Tanah Lot. From the mystical Tanah Lot the flight crosses the rich green tapetries of the terraced rice field, from

HG 500, Helicopter Price List
April 1, 2000 until further notice

Helicopter Local Bali Tour Price List



Price US $ per person in party of

1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax
01 ± 1 hr 1150 600 400 300
02 ± 2 hr 1150 600 400 300
03 ± ½ hr 550 300 200 150
04 ± 1 hr 1150 600 400 300
05 ± 2 hr 2300 1150 767 575

Price Note :

  1. 1 hour flying time on different route US$ 1,200 (2-4 person),
    1 person = US$ 1150

  2. Charter 1 hour of more: US$ 1150/hour (max 4 pax). Pre minute flying time 1150/60 = US$ 19.20 after one hour. Flight over Bali of Interisland of Indonesia.

  3. Additional Air Photo service : US$ 200.00 (get 2 film rolls and 60 printed 6R photos), Additional every roll with 30 photos, subject to US$ 100.00 Camera in use : professional Nikon F 3


The prices above can be changed at any time without further notice due to the changing of aircraft type, operational cost and economical reason.


Bali Water Boom

Remember why you come on holiday ? To relax, to have fun, to have a break. Well we've got the perfect combination at Waterbom Park-somewhere you can set your own pace. If you're feeling active we've got water slides, pools, water volleyball. If you just want to unwind there's no better place in Kuta to do it. Beautiful gardens, great food and poolside massage.

Raft River
In this classic thriller, steer through back-to-back curves and dizzy 360 degree turn in atube raft.Go on this adventure alone or with a partner.

Boogie Ride
Get set for head to head racing on mats.Multiple lanes allow side by side, head first competition at top speeds.Fun for familly races or just to beat the clock ! Ready, Set , Go !

Jungle Ride
Two water chutes drop dramatically through the lush jungle, twisting and turning along the way.Speed up for a final rush into the finish pool, Splish, Splash, Ahhh !

Experience the pull of gravity. Increased acceleration as you drop from the sky. Feel the world drop from under you as you combine the thrill of a 60 degree angle plunge and a top speed of 70 km / hour.

Macaroni Tube
Imagine a 17 m free - fall followed by a 360 degree downward spiral. It`s an unimaginable thrill Scream alone or bring a friend along for the ride.

Race Track
Drop down 16 m at lightning speed ! Experience the weightless sensation and breathtaking fun at Waterbom`s fastest ride.

Lazy River
Wind your way through tropical gardens while reclining in a tube raft, alone or together. Feel completely relaxed while floating around the gentle rapids and cascading waterfalls. Stress free !

Pleasure Pool
Cool down after having fun in the sun. It`s the ultimate place for a game of pool Volleyball. Need a drink ? just swim up to the bar. What a pleasure !

Pump House Retail and Cafe
The Pump House has an exlusive range of Waterbom logo goodies and everything else for the wet-set from swim and beach wear to souvenirs and sunscreen.Pump House Cafe satisfies the sweet tooth with pastries, cakes and fresh-baked bread. Perfect for an energy snack on the run.

Seclude behind high ochre walls at the rear of Waterbom Park,Mandara Spa offers rest, relaxation and rejuvenation away from the crowd. Pathways meander through the mediterranean style Spa enclosure, leading you to four individual private Spa villas. Each villa is able to accomodate couples, or can be partitioned for single guest, and has it own shower. There is a private outdoor Jacuzzi for the enjoyment of Spa guests. The Moroccan Lounge is a cool and shaded place for lounging, or for enjoying a manicure or pedicure or hair braiding.

Food Court
There's something to satisfy every craving at the great range of eateries. Sit down for a casual meal or grab a snack. East meets West at kiosk-style snack carts and you can swim up to refreshment at a sunken bar. Keep up your energy and let pool-side service bring the food to you. You won't go hungry at Waterbom Park

Waterboom Park's Facilities

  • International Food Court and a Cafe

  • Eurobungy, Badminton, Table-tenis, Boules Courts and Pool Table

  • Vollyball Court

  • Extensive Sunbathing Areas

  • Same day Photography Servis

  • Aquatic Playground

  • Locker & Towel Rental

  • Internet Cafe

  • Generous Parking Zone

  • Australian-Trained Lifeguard and Live Saving Equipment on international Standart

  • Qualified First Aid Attendants

  • Group Bookings For Children's Parties, Theme Functions, Exlusive Rental Of Park Are availabe on request.

Term & Conditions

  • Children under 12 must be accompainied by an adult

  • Outside Food and Drink may not be consumed on park premises

  • All major credit cards are accepted

  • No refunds will be made on ground of inclement weather

  • Management reserves the right to refuse entry


Bali's Ten Best Dive Sites

Diver in the hold of the USAT Liberty wreck

Want to plunge into the deep blue and get your mind blown by Bali's underwater wildlife? Right this way.

Sea Fan

Bali's dive sites offer great diversity: vertical walls and sand slopes; shipwrecks, steel and wooden; limestone shorelines and black, volcanic outcrops; peaceful bays and ripping currents; deep, coral-covered ridges, shallow sea grass beds and big bommies (submerged reefs) with both shore- and boat-diving. The pelagics you can expect to see include mantas, whale sharks and, roughly July through October, molamolas (oceanic sunfish).

Diving safaris are becoming the package of choice for those wanting to see more of underwater Bali. These are basically hotel/diving and transport packages with or without a guide. Because you're staying near the dive sites, you can do earlier and later dives which means you avoid the day-tripping crowds from the southern tourist areas that pack out popular sites. It also allows you to do more dives each day at the beach entry locations. Snorkelling is available at Tulamben, Amed, Padang Bai and Pemuteran/Menjangan, so non-diving partners and children can often join day trips and safaris.

Bali's Ten Best

1) USAT Liberty - The Liberty Shipwreck is considered by most operators to be Bali's most popular dive site. The American ship USAT Liberty was an armed cargo steamship that was torpedoed by the Japanese in 1942. It's large and somewhat broken up, sitting on a black sand shelf that slopes from about 20ft to 110.

Lined angelfish
Lined angelfish

The years under the sea have transformed it one of Indonesia's most beautiful artificial reefs. The currents running by the wreck bring lots of nutrients to feed the corals. Stunning gorgonian sea fans, huge soft coral trees and big barrel sponges have all flourished at this location. A resident school of bigeye jacks live on and around the ship and are unafraid of divers, so it's safe to enter the school and have them whirl around you. The ship is also a haven for emperators, batfish, sweetlips and parrotfish.

2) Tulamben Dropoff - Tulamben Bay, like the rest of Bali, is situated in the richest marine biogeographic zone in the world. Being on the northeast coast, the bay receives very plankton-rich waters from the major ocean current that moves from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. This, coupled with the fact that the three main dive sites provide totally different physical environments, mean that Tulamben Bay contains a stunning and diverse underwater ecosystem. The black sand in the area provides a dramatic contrast, which brings out the colours of the corals, gorgonians, fish and other marine life. At the south end of the bay, a rocky point falls off sharply underwater to create a deep drop-off where sharks, whale sharks and sunfish have been found. About 4kms south is Seraya Secrets, a great spot for macro photography.

3) Amed - Amed lies to the south, along the eastern coastline. It was traditionally dependent on salt-panning and fishing, and despite the arrival of tourists, it's retained that feeling. There are three main dive sites here; head south to the shipwreck at Lipah fishing village or a bit further south to the drift dive at Gili Selang, Bali's easternmost point.

4) Lipah Shipwreck - This village is tiny and so is the wreck which can be found at the inner bay drop-off at the north end of Lipah Bay. Divers can take a boat down the coast or just drive along the winding coast and walk in. It's full of copper sweepers, a batfish school, hard coral growth and waving sea fans, and can be both dived or snorkelled. Go with a good guide, as the currents can come up fast and strong. Divers should take care not to kick the coral.

5) Gili Tepekong - This is a big volcanic hump rising out of the water not far from the Candi Dasa shore on the southeast coast. Underwater, the area is covered with Medusa-like heads that vary in size from huge boulders to small sea gardens. They are adorned with blood-red sea fans, tunicates and sponges. In some spots, the competition for space amid the corals is incredible. Other sites include Gili Mimpang and Gili Biaha. Currents are common in this area, but that means pelagic life like big tuna, jacks, sharks and even molamola come in here. Exciting, but an experienced guide is a must.

6) Blue Lagoon - The shallow reefs of Blue Lagoon, near Padang Bai, are used for introductory dives, night dives and long photo excursions. Staghorn coral patch reefs start in only 3m of water. The reef then opens out onto an area with huge coral bommies, soft leather corals and flowing anemones. The area here can be good for macro buffs; there are rumours of a rhinopius or (lacey scorpionfish) being seen here.

7) Napoleon Reef - Named for a large Napoleon wrasse seen here, Napoleon Reef in the north near Pemuteran is a great little reef. It can be dived deep or shallow, day or night. On the northeast end is the Ikan Warung fish house, where you'll see schools of fish all over the place. Golden sea fans and large clumps of cotton-candy coral grow beside other gorgonians along the slope.

8) Menjangen Island - The drop-offs at Menjangan Island Marine Park can be a real treat. This is the site of a now abandoned guard post for park guards that has a broad channel leading to the beach. Expect to be greeted by batfish. The dive offers spectacular corals and many deep crevices and fissures as well as small caves pocking the reef. Sleeping groupers and wary bigeyes are found in the dark recesses. There are many fan corals along this drop-off to 38m and more.

9) Crystal Bay - Crystal Bay on Nusa Penida, close to Lembongan Island, is protected and relatively shallow, offering enjoyable conditions for divers of all levels. Its big claim to fame is its molamolas. The bay has two entrances and a large rock sits in the centre.

Soldierfish near Crystal Bay
Soldierfish near Crystal Bay

Be careful when diving this central rock or along the outside edge of the bay, as the current can be strong, sweeping divers out along the outside wall into very tricky diving conditions. An experienced guide will help to prevent a disoriented diver from taking a wrong turn. When near the drop-off, look for larger creatures like molas, eagle rays, dogtooth tuna, sharks and an occasional bumphead wrasse. Schooling surgeonfish are abundant in some spots. The other famous spot for molamolas in the area is Juraissic Point, off tranquil Lembongan Island.

10) Manta Point - Lucky divers may have a close encounter with the manta rays that are known to traverse this dive site. One of the mantas is pure white, a truly unearthly creature. Manta Point is located along the high and rugged cliffs of Nusa Penida, so it's not always easy to get there due to the big swells that sometimes hit it, but it's worth it to experience these gentle, graceful creatures
Article by: Tim Rock, November 2007


Sport and Leisure

Bayad Eco Trekking

Do you want to have an adventure on holiday in Bali? You can, by joining the Bayad Eco Trekking. At the same time, this sporting activity gives you freedom to inhale the fresh air at Bayad Village, Ubud and to observe the pristine ecology of plants as well as the other treasures of nature existing at the village. More than that, the support from the social life of its surroundings will confer a unique atmosphere for your holiday to make it an unforgettable experience.

During the passage, you will discern a wide variety of tropical plants having several benefits, ranging from the use for foodstuff to herbal. Similarly, there are trees bearing rich tropical fruits that you can enjoy along the trekking path.
The Bayad Eco Trekking path passed through will also educate you as you will see and touch herbal plants that are widely used by Balinese people as herbal remedies. Then, verdant panorama overgrown by bushes; plantations of clove, cacao, coffee and vanilla; tropical fruits like durian, snakefruit, rambutan, banana, god, corona of god, assorted wild fruits and the spread of planted rice fields and clean and clear river streams - these will become your magnificent spectacle during your three-hour journey.
A tunnel that was formerly used by the local community to drain their irrigation from behind the hill also lies on the trekking path. Today the tunnel is no longer in use for that purpose but it now becomes a part of your trekking adventure, providing a further charming experience. (BTN/*)

Fascinating Show By Women’s Gong Kebyar Troupe from Kuta

If only the women’s gong kebyar troupe had competed when the Bali Arts Festival (BAF) XXX took place, probably the Pertiwi Wijaya Kusuma women’s gamelan troupe (WGT) from Kuta Customary Village would have gained first place because the material presented was thoroughly fascinating, and had almost no weakness. The fine skills of these household mothers from this international village could present a lively ambience to the growth and development of Balinese art and culture. “Through the performance of this gong kebyar, the identity of Kuta as a destination of cultural tourism would be maintained,” revealed the Village Head of Kuta, I Gede Suparta who vivaciously encourages the spirit of art creativity in Kuta.
Similar opinion was revealed by the Head of Kuta Customary Village, I Gusti Ketut Sudira in the hope that cultural degradation in Kuta will never come true. “On that account, there is no justifiable theorem to marginalize the progress of women’s group on the stage of Balinese art performance,” observed Gusti Ketut Sudira optimistically. The Pertiwi Wijaya Kusuma troupe’s performance that evening indicated that they are indeed very worthy to present on the prestigious stage of Ardha Candra (at Art Center Denpasar). This Gong Kebyar troupe whose members are household mothers also successfully won the applause from a great number of spectators.
These women gamelan players made a fascinating presentation through a lelambatan creation gamelan composition and three kinds of independent dance consisting of the Gabor, Kebyar Duduk and Cendrawasih dance. They competed in the Women’s Gong Kebyar Parade against the Gita Sancaya troupe from Kebon Kori Luluk, Kesiman, Denpasar last Wednesday (2/7) at Ardha Candra amphitheater.
According to Ni Luh Gede Sri Mediastuti, the coordinator and also envoy of the Education of Family Empowerment of Kuta Village, her troupe is shored up by members from 13 hamlets. Each hamlet is represented by 2-3 gamelan players passing through a tight selection. The formation of this troupe is not only intended for competition, but as a tourist attraction which Kuta considers necessary to develop the traditional arts. “As an inhabitant living in a renowned tourist resort, we feel it is necessary to develop a women’s gamelan troupe. Moreover, playing gamelan music is not only monopolized by men; women’s group also has the same capability for that,” she said.
Though it was only founded a year ago, this troupe has a high vivacity and once gained second place in the inter-districts competition of Badung Regency and made a presentation at Fashion Week and Kuta Karnival among others. (BTN/sana)


Bali Artists

Bali's legendary painters have been creating for over a century. Complex traditional canvasses capture the island's unique culture and are highly collectible. Bali's many talented painters also work with contemporary themes and styles. Bali features many shops and galleries where original art and reproductions of famous vernacular art can be purchased in a variety of price ranges.

Asroel Portraits of Peacemakers Project

Asroel - Portraits of Peacemakers Project
Asroel drawing of child
Asroel's drawing of a child

Asroel is a talented, 26 year old Javanese Muslim artist, specializing in portrait painting. He recently moved to Bali and has become concerned about what he personally can do to break down the atmosphere of mistrust between people of different faiths. His own life has been an example of breaking down prejudices and barriers: he was born with only one leg and one short arm but no hands. He has throughout his life had to overcome many barriers and prejudices: yet he attended school, trained as an artist and recently married.

For more information contact Asroel on 081337004385, Vern Cork on 08123995055, 7470944, email or visit our website
www.SenangHati.org to see more about his work

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Kikuo Mori – Artist and Teacher Mori Art Studio, Ubud, Bali

Kikuo Mori

Kikuo Mori - Artist and Teacher Mori Art Studio, Ubud, Bali The paintings of Kikuo Mori are influenced by his fascination with the 1960s American Pop and Op Art scenes. During his 20 years in Los Angeles he absorbed the aesthetic and philosophical ideas of Modern and Post Modern American Art, Surrealism and Natural Abstract Expressionism. He pays homage to Georgia O'Keeffe, Mexican painter Diego Rivera and French painter Paul Gauguin.

Now living in Bali, he combines the products of his imagination with the natural world via the medium of oil paint and canvas to create luminous surfaces of vibrant, sensuous forms and patterns. His latest works focus on lush landscapes, intimate depictions of flowers, psychic inner mindscapes and local cafe scenes interwoven with psychological tension. Mori’s paintings reflect Bali’s profound animistic energies and mysticism, his California experience and his Japanese Samurai ancestry.

See Mori's Cv and Artist credentials here

For more information contact Mori on Tel./Fax +62-361-975962,
Hp: 081-337 251349, email

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Robert James Hacunda – Bali Based Painter

Robert James Hacunda – Bali Based Painter
A Searching Circus
As a painter with classic roots in art history, and a focus on the study of nature, traveling the past few years absorbing life, art, and culture has profoundly changed not only my art, but myself as well.

I have now settled into spending a large part of the year living and painting in Bali, Indonesia, with the remaining time working in New York. Travel has always been a wonderful way to absorb new information and Bali has been an experience that will forever be imprinted in my mind and in my work. The light, atmosphere, architecture, local art, and lifestyle have become a new story with a language unto its own for me to tell. I find an innocent humor in the life and its people and at the same time a deep respect for its diversity and beauty.

For more information contact James at email or visit our website www.Hacunda.artroof.com

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Anya N. Rosoff Candids of Life Photography & Written Word

Anya N. Rosoff – Candids of Life Photography & Written Word Anya N. Rosoff was born in New England Connecticut, and has spent half her life traveling with family throughout South East Asia. After living in Kathmandu, Nepal, Anya knew that photography was her true focus. After graduating University in 2001, Anya began taking classes at the International Center Photography in New York City, where she further developed her craft. Traveling to Bali a few times a year, she began her freelance photography, focusing, at first on what she calls “informal” children and family portraits. Currently, Anya continues her family portraits, but has also begun taking commercial photographs for clients. She spends as much time as she can in Bali, where she finds her inspiration and energy.

For more information contact Anya at email, or visit about her work page
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Kerry Pendergrast – at Pranoto's Art Gallery, Ubud, Bali

Kerry Pendergrast – at Pranoto's Art Gallery, Ubud, Bali An accomplished singer, actress and painter, Kerry is one of Ubud's true creative geniuses. Along with her husband, Javanese artist Pranoto, she runs Pranoto's Art Gallery and raises their two children. Kerry's paintings are full of joyful line and color, producing a distinctive, pleasant harmony in each of her creations. She is a happy, singing soul with a gifted artist's eyes and hands.

For more information contact Kerry Tel. 0361 970827, email or see our website Pranoto's Art Gallery at Jalan Raya Ubud, Bali
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I Nyoman Suradnya – Batik Artist & Teacher

I Nyoman Suradnya – Batik Artist & Teacher Ubud Artist, Nyoman Suradnya, creates distinctive art in three main media: watercolor, oils and Batik, the traditional Indonesian lost wax technique. Nyoman teaches a series of exciting and informative Batik workshops and classes at his Nirvana Studio. In his unique teaching style Nyoman endeavors to pass on his knowledge and enthusiasm to students with great success.

For more information contact Nyoman Tel./Fax: 0361 975415, email or visit Nyoman's courses page
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Bali Artist – Linda Buller – Ubud, Bali

Bali Artist – Linda Buller – Ubud, Bali
Linda Buller - Bali Artist
Australian artist Linda Buller has been working and living in Bali for the last six years. With its disproportionate number of artists Bali is a vortex of creative energy which encourages people to recognize a little of themselves and their talents. Much of her work expresses an intense delight in all that makes us human: laughter, magic, celebration and relationships with all Gods creatures and the planet. Her painting is a joyous celebration of life and energy. She coaxes colours working with both tones and texture in her chosen: acrylic and oils. She manipulates her medium with ease and expertise, blending folding mixing, contrasting brilliants and pastels melting like a perfume in a mist.

For more information contact Linda Tel. 0818550947, email or visit our website www.lindabuller.com
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Yhuda – at Jayuda Art Gallery, Ubud, Bali

Yhuda – at Jayuda Art Gallery, Ubud, Bali The original oils on canvas shown in the Jayuda Art Gallery are by Javanese artist Yhuda, a self taught artist who has spent the last ten years living and working in Bali. These stunning paintings capture the natural grace, poise, spirit and beauty of Javanese and Balinese women in both contemporary and more traditional settings. All of these paintings are signed by the artist and can be shipped anywhere in the world. Contact us for information about our gallery and how to purchase Yhuda's paintings.

For more information contact Yhuda Tel. +62 361 980177, email
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Bali Artist – I Ketut Sudiana (Nick) – Ubud Based Painter

Bali Artist – I Ketut Sudiana (Nick) – Ubud Based Painter

Ketut was born July 26, 1973 in Pengaji, Payangan, Bali.
Nick has painted since 2001. His paintings include mermaids, angels, fairies, flowers and deities. His more spiritual paintings in 2005 include KRISNA, CHAKRAS and a STUPA. Nick’s ideal world of dreams and imagination paints characters half-human, half bird or fish that transcend earthly possibilities. A world that embodies the spiritual and celebrates a pristine view of the feminine. A world that is totally magic!

Reproductions of Ketut's Paintings can be found in poster & gift cards at The Yoga Barn©, Ubud & Shop.

For more information contact Ketut at email

Bali & Indonesia Visa Information

When preparing to travel to Bali, Java, Lombok or any of the other islands of Indonesia, you need to be aware of the Indonesian visa situation. As of February 1, 2004 , the Government of the Republic of Indonesia started the implementation of the Indoneisa "Visa On Arrival" policy for tourists and business people alike. Unfortunately the VOA is only good for one-month maximum and is not extendable. BUT there is good news over the horizon... I have recently discussed the visa situation with the consular general of Indonesia in New York City and he has informed me of some new long term visa options for all you folks who want to stay longer than 30 days. See Below for:

  • Citizens of countries who can enter Indonesia visa-free (yippee!)
  • Citizens of countries who need to pay for a 10 day to 30 day VOA (it's not that bad, really)
  • Ports of entry into Indonesia where you can get the VOA
  • List of Countries whose Citizens need approval for an Indonesian Visa
  • Other types of visas that you might be interested in
  • Prices, rules, regulations and other boring stuff
  • Lists of consulates, embassies
  • Visa info for the expat married to an Indonesian man or woman
Important note: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months or else Indonesia will NOT allow you into the country and your airline will NOT let you on the plane... I've seen it happen at the check-in counter a few times. If your passport is due to expire in 6months or less, please have it renewed before you encounter problems.

Visa-Free Countries

Visa-free facility will be granted for a duration of 30 days for the 11 countries listed below:
  1. Brunei Darussalam
  2. Chile
  3. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  4. Macau Special Administrative Region
  5. Malaysia
  6. Morocco
  7. Peru
  8. Philippines
  9. Singapore
  10. Thailand
  11. Vietnam
Please be advised that Visa-Free Short Visits may only be extended upon approval from the Minister of Justice and Human Rights/Director General of Immigration of the Republic of Indonesia based on natural disaster, illness or accident, but cannot be transferred to another type of visa. Overstay visitors incur to pay a penalty of US$20 per day (for under 60 days stay) whilst over 60 days stay will be a 5 (five) year prison sentence or a fine of Rp25,000,000 (local currency).
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Visa on Arrival Countries

Citizens from the following 36 countries not granted visa-free facility may apply for Visa-On-Arrival (VOA).
  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Belgium
  5. Brazil
  6. Canada
  7. China
  8. Denmark
  9. Egypt
  10. Finland
  11. France
  12. Germany
  13. Hungary
  14. India
  15. Ireland
  16. Italy
  17. Japan
  18. Kuwait
  19. Luxembourg
  20. Maldives
  21. Netherlands
  22. New Zealand
  23. Norway
  24. Oman
  25. Poland
  26. Portugal
  27. Qatar
  28. Russia
  29. Saudi Arabia
  30. South Africa
  31. South Korea
  32. Spain
  33. Switzerland
  34. Taiwan Territory
  35. United Arab Emirates
  36. United Kingdom
  37. USA
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Citizens of the following 11 countries are eligible for a free Visa on Arrival (VOA):

Brunei, Chile, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore.

Please be advised that Visa-Free Short Visits may only be extended upon approval from the Minister of Justice and Human Rights/Director General of Immigration of the Republic of Indonesia based on natural disaster, illness or accident, but cannot be transferred to another type of visa. Overstay visitors incur to pay a penalty of US$20 per day (for under 60 days stay) whilst over 60 days stay will be a 5 (five) year prison sentence or a fine of Rp25,000,000 (local currency).

And there are now 63 nationalities that are eligible for the US$10 7 day and US$25 30 day VOAs:

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tunisia, UAE, UK, USA.

* VOA is non-extendable in any circumstances; there's a US$20/day fine for overstays however after a certain point you face a huge fine.

Citizens from countries not on the above lists and people wanting to stay longer than 30days need to apply (well in advance) for a Tourist Visa at their nearest Indonesian Embassy. 60day Tourist Visas seem to easy to get with an application through the embassies in Kuala Lumpur 7 Singapore.

List of Countries whose Citizens need approval for an Indonesian Visa

All visa applications for Business, Tourist and Social Visits from nationals of the following countries need an approval from Immigration Office in Indonesia before traveling.

  6. CUBA
  8. GHANA
  9. IRAQ
  10. ISRAEL
  17. TONGA
The requirements vary depending on the propose visit to Indonesia. Therefore, applicants should refer to the type of visa that suits the purpose of their visit and add the following :
  1. A recent Bank Statement with a minimum balance of £ 1,000.-
  2. Allow four to six weeks before the Embassy receives the decision of the referral application from the authorities in Indonesia.
  3. DO NOT purchase any airline tickets before the visa is granted.
  4. Visa is issued within five to six working days from receipt of application provided all documents are in order.
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Indonesian Ports of Entry to get your VOA
(information courtesy of Bali Discovery Tours)
Airports, There are 14 (fourteen) Airports and 21 (twenty one) seaports across Indonesia that has the VOA facilities:


  • Ngurah Rai in Denpasar, Bali
  • Soekarno-Hatta in Jakarta, Java
  • Polonia in Medan, Sumatra
  • Sultan Syarif Kasim II in Pekan Baru, Kalimantan
  • Tabing in Padang, Sumatra
  • Juanda in Surabaya, Java
  • Sam Ratulangi in Manado, Sulawesi
  • Halim Perdanakusuma in Jakarta, Java
  • Adi Sucipto in Yogyakarta, Java
  • Adi Sumarmo in Surakarta, Java
  • Selaparang in Mataram, Lombok
  • Sepinggan in Balikpapan, Kalimantan
  • Hasanudddin in Makassar, Sulawesi
  • El Tari in Kupang, Timor

Other Airports

  • Adi Juanda in Surabaya (East Java)
  • Adisutjipto in Yogyakarta (Central Java)
  • Adi Sumarmo in Solo (Central Java)
  • El Tari in Kupang (East Nusa Tenggara Province, Timor
  • Halim Perdanakusuma in Jakarta (Capital of Indonesia)
  • Hassanudin in Makasar (South Sulawesi)
  • Ngurah Rai in Denpasar (Island of Bali)
  • Polonia in Medan (North Sumatera)
  • Sam Ratulangi in Manado (North Sulawesi)
  • Selaparang in Mataram (Lombok Island)
  • Sepinggan in Balikpapan (East Kalimantan)
  • Soekarno Hatta in Jakarta (Capital of Indonesia)
  • Sultan Syarif Kasim II in Pekanbaru (Riau Province, Sumatera)
  • Tabing in Padang (West Sumatera)
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  • Sekupang, Batu Ampar, Nongsa and Marina Teluk Senimba in Batam
  • Bandar Bintan Telani Lagoi and Sri Udana Lobam in Tanjung Uban (Bintan)
  • Belawan in Belawan (Medan)
  • Sibolga in Sibolga (Sumatra)
  • Yos Sudarso in Dumai
  • Teluk Bayur in Padang (Sumatra)
  • Tanjung Balai Karimun (Tanjung Balai Karimun)
  • Tanjung Priok in Jakarta
  • Padang Bai in Padang Bai (Bali)
  • Jayapura in Jayapura (Papua)
  • Tanjung Mas in Semarang (Java)
  • Tenau (Kupang)
  • Pare-pare in Pare-pare (Sulawesi)
  • Soekarno-Hatta in Makassar (Sulawesi)
Other Seaports

  • Bandar Bintan Telani Lagoi in Tanjung Uban, Bintan (Sumatera)
  • Bandar Seri Udana Lobam in Tanjung Uban (Sumatera)
  • Batu Ampar in Batam (Batam Island)
  • Belawan in Belawan (North Sumatera)
  • Benoa in Bali (Island of Bali)
  • Bitung in Bitung (Sulawesi)
  • Jayapura in Jayapura (Irian Jaya)
  • Marina Teluk Senimba (Batam Island)
  • Maumere in Flores (East Nusa Tenggara)
  • Nongsa in Batam (Batam Island)
  • Padang Bai in Bali (Island of Bali)
  • Pare-pare in Pare-pare (South Sulawesi)
  • Sekupang in Batam (Batam Island)
  • Sibolga in Sibolga (North Sumatra)
  • Soekarno-Hatta in Makassar (South Sulawesi)
  • Sri Bintan Pura in Tanjung Pinang (Riau)
  • Tanjung Balai Karimun (Sumatera)
  • Tanjung Mas in Semarang (Central Java)
  • Tanjung Priok in Jakarta (Capital of Indonesia)
  • Teluk Bayur in Padang (West Sumatra)
  • Batam Centre in Batam (Batam Island)
  • Tenau in Kupang (East Nusa Tenggara Province)
  • Yos Sudarso in Dumai (Riau Province, Sumatra)
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Other types Of Indonesian Visas
(some information courtesy of Bali Discovery Tours)

If your home country is not mentioned on the lists above or if you are planning on studying, living, working or doing business in Indonesia, you must apply for a visa overseas before arrival. If you would like to stay more than 30 days in Indonesia, you must also apply for an appropriate visa. A note of caution to people from countries NOT mentioned in the lists above... Let me just give an example here: if you are an American Green Card holder who is a holder of an Indian Passport (a country that is NOT listed above), you will have to apply for 'permission' by the Indonesian Immigration authorities in order to enter Indonesia. The process is simple, but LONG. So, go to your local Indonesian consulate at least 6 weeks prior to departure to apply for your visa. The consulate will then send your credentials to the Jakarta Immigration authorities, who will then scan your details against a list of black-listers and once you are cleared, you will get your visa... Because of Indonesian bureaucracy this can take several weeks (avoid Indonesian holiday seasons, as it will take even longer!). If you want to speed things up you can always work with an Indonesian visa expeditor (many are found in Bali), but it will cost you $$.

Visitor & Tourist Visas

Nationals of the thirty seven countries listed above can either get a Visa on Arrival (VOA) upon arrival in Indonesia, valid for 30 (thirty) days and cannot be extended legally. If you are a tourist/visitor who would like to stay longer, see you Indonesian Visa options below.
  • Extended Tourist Visa – This Indonesian Visa is Single Entry and has a maximum length of stay of 60 (sixty) days, and cannot be extended / transferred. Non-extendable, one has to leave the country and return to get another stamp in one's passport. A round-trip flight from Jakarta to Singapore costs around US$140, a round trip form Denpasar to Singapore about US$230. After a number of these stamps are placed in one's passport, the officials at the airport may hassle you and accuse you of working. Maintaining honesty and remaining patient is recommended.
  • Sosial Budaya Visa – This Indonesian Visa is Single Entry, but good for 60 days and then extendable each month up to 6 months - valid for visits that are social (like non-profit organizations), cultural, religious, or medical in nature. This includes visiting family/relatives and organizations, and exchange visits between academic, art, or sports institutions. One requires an Indonesian 'sponsor' and letter from this sponsor. One can only obtain such a visa outside of Indonesia. In Singapore there are agents who can arrange the 'Sosial Budaya' within a day. Usually it takes 3 days to get one.
  • Business Visas (#457) - This Indonesian Visa is either single entry and extendable up to 6 months or multiple-entry and good for up to 12 months - typically issued to business people on short term work assignments (like Bali export-import), consulting, or valid for attending international conferences and seminars and carrying out journalistic visits. This visa does NOT give you permission to work in Indonesia, but it does permit you to do business there. In other words, if you would like to work as a Doctor in an Indonesian hospital, this is not the right visa — you would need a KITAS sponsored by the hospital.
  • Retirement Visa – This Indonesian Visa is for people 55 years or older. There is a lot of paperwork, and requires your income statement, health, insurance, and a minimum amount of spending on accommodation plus the payment of taxes and other fees. One CAN NOT work in Indonesia with this visa. After 5 extensions (each year) one can apply for an unlimited stay visa (KITAP) and a year after that for citizenship.
  • Visitor Visas – This Indonesian Visa is Single Entry & for those on Government Service good for 60 days issued to the employees of foreign governments and international organizations on assignment in Indonesia or private foreign contractors employed by the Indonesian government.

Stay Permits — KITAS, KITAP, and any other visa that begins with 'KI'

  • Residency or work visa Sponsorship required by an Indonesian company or recognized foreign company. Expensive, $1200/year tax pre-paid, due at sign-up. Lots of redundant reporting to various offices required. Residents are also need to pay Rp 1,000,000 tax every time they leave the country by air. (Rp 500,000 by sea.)
  • Limited Stay Permits are given to individuals holding limited validity entry permits including children and dependents of foreigners on temporary resident visas and the Indonesian-born children of an Indonesian mother.
  • Permanent Stay/Residency Permits are given to the Indonesian-born children of foreigners holding permanent residency in Indonesia and foreigners who successfully apply for permanent residency in Indonesia.

Special Dispensation for Ship's Crews (DAHUSKIM)

A special category of stay permit for foreigners employed as crews on foreign registered ships and oil platforms.
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Prices, rules, regulations and other boring stuff

Visitors are required to have at hand the following documents for VOA and any other visa application:
  • Passport with minimum 6 months' validity
  • Arrival / departure card
  • Return or onwards journey ticket
  • VOA is non-extendable and cannot be upgraded to another type of visa, nor is it usable for employment purposes.
  • And... money!
  • BTW, group Application of VOA is available through Indonesian Tour agencies associated with the airport immigration authority

Other Info for the Intrepid Traveler

  • Passengers who overstay their visa period for a short period of time can be processed immediately at the airport by paying US$ 20 for every day they "overstayed" their 30-day or 6-month visa.
  • If you are delayed from leaving Indonesia because of drastic medical circumstances or because your airline cancelled its flight, you will be able to ask for an exemption for the fees mentioned above. Not sure if you'll get it, but it's worth trying!
  • If you have an extendable visa, you must go to the Immigration Office in your area at least 7 days before your visa/last visa extension expires, in order to wait on line for hours, if not days on end, in the stifling heat to get your passport stamped by the appropriate official.
  • To avoid the above you may purchase the services of one of the many passport agents (many to be found in Bali, Yogyakarta and Jakarta ) who will do the dance for you for a 'fee'. The fee will range from cost-effective to exorbitant, depending who you work with — good luck!
  • If your visa has expired, it is not recommended to 'just hang about' without any official visa. It has been done, and there are only expensive ways out of this incriminating scenario. There are 'escape routes' from Indonesia to nearby countries (for example, from South to North Borneo or from West Irian Jaya to East Papua New Guinea) but the risks are crazy. Number one is the guaranteed payment of very high fees (read: bribes) to immigration officials, the risk of imprisonment, and even becoming blacklisted, at which point you can never enter Indonesia again. DON'T TAKE SUCH RISKS, IT'S NOT WORTH IT.
For more information on Indonesian Visas you can look at the website of the Indonesian consulate in your country... my favorite website about this subject is from the Netherlands — here goes: www.indonesia.nl. You can also see the very informative Indonesia Expat Forum: www.expat.or.id/info/docs.html

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Lists of consulates, embassies on Bali:


Jln. Prof. M. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpasar. PO. Box 243 , Telex: 235146
Phone: (62-361) 235092 / 3
Fax: (62-361) 231990


Jln. Prof. M. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpasar. PO . Box: 243, Telex : 235146
Phone: (62-361) 235092 / 3


Mimpi Resort Jimbaran, Kawasan Bukit Permai Jimbaran Phone: (62-361) 701070
Fax: (62-361) 701074/73
Email: mimpi@mimpi.com


Jln. Segara Ayu, ( Hotel Segara Village ) Sanur, Denpasar Phone: (62-361) 288407/8, 288021
Fax: ( 62 361 ) 287 242
Email: segara1@wasantara.net.id


Jln. Mertasari Gg. 2 no 8, Sanur, Denpasar 80227 Phone: (62-361) 285 485
Fax: (62-361) 286 406
Email: consul@dps.centrin.net.id


Jln. Pantai Karang No. 17, Sanur, Denpasar PO. Box: 158
Phone: (62-361) 288535
Fax: (62-361) 288 826


Jln Bypass Ngurah Rai Jimbaran, Gedung Lotus Tours & Travel
Phone/fax: (62-361) 701005
Email: italconsbali@italconsbali.com


Jln. Raya Puputan 170, Renon, Denpasar
Phone: (62-361) 227628
Fax: (62-361) 265 066
Email: konjdps@indo.net.id


Jln. Prof. M. Yamin No. 1A, Renon, Denpasar. C/o Astina Tours Lt. 2 Phone: (62-361) 223 266
Fax.: (62-361) 244 568
Email: astina@denpasar.wasantara.net.id


Jln. Raya Kuta no 127, Kuta
Phone: (62-361) 761 506
Fax.: (62-361) 752777/757586
Email: dutchconsulate@kcbtours.co.id
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New Zealand

Jln. Prof. M. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpasar PO. Box: 243, Telex: 235146
Phone: (62-361) 235092 / 3
Fax: (62-361) 231990


Mimpi Resort Jimbaran, Kawasan Bukit Permai Jimbaran
Phone: (62-361) 701070
Fax: (62-361) 701074/73


Jln. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud
Phone: (62-361) 975736
Fax.: (62-361) 975726
Email: rabik@indo.net.id


Jln. Segara Ayu, (Hotel Segara Village) Sanur, Denpasar
Phone: (62-361) 288407/8, 288021
Fax: ( 62 361 ) 287 242
Email: segara1@wasantara.net.id


Jln. Pura Bagus Teruna, Legian Kaja 80361 Kuta PO. Box: 2035
Phone: (62 361) 751 735
Fax: (62-361) 754457


Jln. Mertasari No. 2, Sanur, Denpasar 80227
Phone/fax: (62 361 ) 270601
Email: bcbali@dps.centrin.net.id


Jln. Hayam Wuruk No. 188, Denpasar
Phone : (62-361) 233605
Fax : (62-361) 222426
Email: amco@indosat.net.id