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The native language in Bali is bahasa Bali (Balinese). The official language in Indonesia is bahasa Indonesia (not Malay as you said, due to political reasons the two languages have separated). Anyway, Bahasa Indonesia is used by all people for education, government and almost everything else in Indonesia. You definitely should choose Bahasa Indonesia since ...


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I recently visited Bali 2 months ago and I was also looking for the same information. Unfortunately there are only few bus routes available and for visiting famous places like beaches and temples , there are not many options available to use public transport in Bali. Still there are few options available to use transport in Bali Indonesia as a solo ...


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Two possibilities spring to mind. Coca Cola is produced by local partners, http://www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/bottler-web-sites it is possible that the local partner in Indonesia does not have the space on its production line to make diet coke, which means that it would have to be imported, hence the higher price. The second thought that I had ...


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If you want to stay in temple, you can stay in Brahmavihara Arama temple. The temple is located at Village Banjar Tegeha, Banjar, Buleleng - Bali ( 8°12' Lat 114°58' Long ). However you need to attend the meditation+dhamma(buddhist teaching) class from 4.00 am - 09.00 pm. But since you said you don't have real purpose, I think it does not matter. The class ...


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Your options Fly: reasonable price, fast, safe, & reliable. Do book at least a couple of weeks before if you come in the high season. You can fly from Denpasar (Bali), but also from Mataram (Lombok) I believe. Check with LionAir. Sail: more expensive, slower (at least 2 days & 2 nights), more unreliable & more unsafe compared to flying. But ...


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So, here I gather a few names mentioned in the web pages listed in the resources below: kismetbali.com: a cafe/restaurant/shop providing fast internet, see on the website `Finding fast internet in Ubud has been quite a challenge. We pay top dollar to provide our customers with fastest Fiber Optic available in the region. Uploads or Downloads its Ultra-Fast. ...


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It is a tropical area, other than the density of the rain there is no much difference in the weather, temperatures are from 28-30C around the year. Dry season: April – September. With May, June and July being the coolest months when temperatures 'drop' to 28C. Monsoon season: starts in October and ends in March. Source: indonesiatravelplan.co.uk


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Ferries in Indonesia are generally unsafe. The smaller they are, the worse they are, with the latest accident on a Lombok-Bali tourist boat (25 injured) just last week as I type this. Since Komodo and Rinca (the main dragon hotspots) are small islands without their own airports, you'll have to get on a boat at some point, so all you can do is minimize the ...


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I was in Bali last week, I stayed for two weeks and in this two weeks I experienced two earthquakes. One of them was in the nearby island of Lombok, but it was too strong and it was felt in Bali, the other one was centered 60km from Bali but it wasn't that strong (5.6) but I was in the 4th floor and it was scary. However, nothing happened and no injuries at ...


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Most Wifi Upload Speeds Are Probably Less Than 5Mbps It looks like most terrestrial ISPs in Bali are using legacy copper (ie. repurposed telephone and coaxial TV cables). The highest upload speed you'll achieve at any single site served by legacy copper is most likely limited to 5Mbps. The 5 Mbps upload speed limitation is inherent to most legacy copper ...


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There are clearly posted fixed rates for airport taxis. As of 2015, the fixed rate from airport to Ubud is Rp 300,000. This is slightly expensive but not entirely unreasonable, as a regular metered fare would be around Rp 200,000. There are other options, in roughly descending order of recommendability: I know this isn't an option for you, but most ...


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I first Googled sanur airport and without clicking anything I can see it says "Sanur is a 20 minute taxi ride from the Ngurah Rai International Airport" and several "Transfers from Bali Denpasar International airport to Sanur". OK so our airport is Denpasar. Next I entered Toronto and Denpasar into Kayak and restricted landing times to Saturday. It prints ...


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If you go to Kuta, which is the party capital of Bali, you can easily stay up all Saturday night (or any night) clubbing. There are many bars and clubs around. Considering you only come for two days, you don't have to bring a lot of luggage and can leave it at the clerk room of a club. The climate on Bali is very similar to Singapore, so you can also ...


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BALI In November, Bali is just barely starting to enter the rainy season. You can check it in Bali MSN Weather The temperature is around 21-27 degrees Celcius. Humidity is around 65% In the month there's an average of eight rainy days. The peak of the rainy season would be in December - March, so in November is actually quite OK compared to December or ...


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Since Bali's main income is from tourism, you can survive by just using English, and the local people are able to speak English or at least "broken English" (This is not applicable to any other island in Indonesia). If you want to use local language, you better choose to learn a bit of Indonesian words. Some basic words (other than what MeNoTalk has ...


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A friend who was in Amed (Bali, Indonesia) recently did a speed test. Test configuration: Device: iPhone Speed test website: bandwidthplace.com Date: December 2016 Network: 3G, Telkomsel (using Simpati prepaid plan) Results Download: 10.75Mbps Upload: 3.71Mbps Ping: 80ms Resources telkomsel.com/product/simpati prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/...


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The daily rental price varies depending on the location, demand and the condition of the units (either new or old). For example, sewamotordibali.com rent the unit with price starting from 70,000 rupiahs (for customer using it infrequently) to 55,000 rupiahs (for customer using it frequently). Other site, for example, www.sewamotor-bali.com offers cheaper ...


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There's no hard evidence in this thread on ThaiVisa.com, but it's clear something happened in 2008 (during which time Coke Light was nearly unavailable) that led to this differential. Speculation includes an attempt to drive purchases of Coke Zero, a production shortage, or simply a desire to raise prices.


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As I see this question is not getting any answer yet and as I have traveled several months in Indonesia, I will attempt an answer. Starting from Sumatra It's possible to cross the whole island by motorbike, as one can read on many forums & guidebooks, public buses & tourist buses do travel from city to city in the island. And there is not one point ...


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You have to get the international driving permit from the same country which issued your driver licence. Who issues it varies by country, but it is usually an automobile association or touring club, but can also be issued by a government office. In the case of Switzerland, you are lucky, as the international driving licence is issued by your canton's road ...


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Your best bet would be to try chartering a private seaplane in Bali and see if they will take you. There are no scheduled flights - you need to fly to Labuan Bajo and take a boat from there if you're not interested in private rental.


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There's really great wifi at Outpost coworking in Ubud another one of my favorite spots is Bali Bohemia. Really chilled out environment although sometimes there wifi cuts out and they have aggressive monkeys all around that will potentially try to steal your food. For coworking, Outpost, best place for productivity in my opinion. Coffee shops, Bali Bohemia ...


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There are a lot of hotels in Bali and Lombok, so I think you will be fine without booking in advance. However, I would recommend that you do otherwise, unless you're willing to take the first hotel you see. I once did this in Jogjakarta (no booking) and won't do it again. It's a waste of time, going from one hotel to another to find the best price. ...


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Nowadays there are also providers that use coax and fibre optics. In Ubud you can get a cable internet (coax) connection through Biznet. They have packages up to 100mbps. Please see this article for more information; http://balipedia.com/articles/how-to-get-a-good-internet-connection-in-bali


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Following up on this after renting motorbikes in Bali several times. For a 2 weeks rental, it's easy to get it around 35'000 IDR per day, that's 490'000 IDR maximum for two weeks. Actually, I rented a scooter for 1 month for 500'000 IDR. So you can get this 2 weeks rental for much cheaper I assume. Another option if you don't know how long you will stay ...


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Because people are willing to pay more, price is set at the highest level that does not depress demand too much. It may be that locals will drink the cheaper coke, but travellers are willing to pay more for the Diet, so allowing the market to be segmented.


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