More than 10 years later, my family was finally able to go on vacation together. Given our limited resources, we decided to travel to Indonesia. Our main destinations are Jak Accarta and Bandung, both on Java Ava. Here, I would like to share a few comments that I hope will help anyone planning to visit the republic in the field of money.
1) Wise luggage selection
We were amazed at how locals were helping our trucks load their wagons at the airports. However, my father hastily pointed out to us all: NO Let them do it. These assistants come at a price. They are not useful for any reason, and they will persistently require you to pay after assisting your luggage and claim that it is not adequate with the weight they have raised.
Therefore, it is strongly recommended to use a rolling luggage when traveling. They are much more comfortable to carry around and therefore eliminates the need for help.
2) Know your currency conversion factor
First of all, it is very important to shop at the best conversion rate when you receive your Rupiah. Some of their personal funds for November 2007 were set aside Bureau de change which offers the best rates and how to make the most of your money for your perception.
Second, now that you have your Rupiah, specify the conversion factor. When we exchanged our RM for Rp, Rp 1 000 000 = RM 364. Therefore, the conversion factor was 1000000/364, which is around 2747.25. Let's round it up to 2750. So when you go shopping and if you need a quick check on what the value of a product is in Malaysia, just jump off your calculator and divide the Rupiah X amount by the conversion factor. which in this case is 2750.
For example, a shirt for Rp89,500. Divide it into 2750 and you will know it is worth 32.55 RM
3) Be nice in your travel guide and various expenses
We were traveling in nine groups and had a tour guide / driver who guided us from town to town. I didn't know what to make of her suggestions on the few places we should visit given how familiar my parents are with the republic. It turns out that the agency / tour guide has an agreement with those places.
It turns out that the tour guide is making his life. He gets, or to be more precise, he may require some rewards from the stores we have collected in our dining restaurants.
Other miscellaneous expenses that you need to keep in mind when planning your trip to Indonesia are unofficial street charges or vendors that you may have to pay. Sometimes, to avoid traffic jams, the driver would take us to villages, and locals would settle every 30 meters or so, asking for a donation & # 39; Pay for your family.
However, when you are in town and jammed in traffic, you do not have to pay for street performers or salespeople. Some will be more persistent than others, as they can smell tourists from afar.
4) Location and price
The prices of things vary from place to place, especially food. The price of Nasi Padang, known for its variety, would be different if you were dining right at the Jak Accord center compared to Cengkareng.
In that case, do you remember that?
5) Like a deal there, not tomorrow
NEVER, ever words such as cheap. If so, you are in their mercy. Be a pillar, don't be afraid to walk if you think the product is too expensive … more often than not two things would happen.
a) The shopkeeper will finally agree to lower the price according to you.
b) You can find the same item in a store or in a store near the store.
Also, if you find a good enough deal, get it. You don't expect a better deal in Accord or any of your other cities after that. You can win constantly. At least minimize your losses. Trust me when you find out that the same product is worth more, or twice the next time in the next city, you will start to miss yourself on that missed opportunity.
6) Cash is king
Note that not all points in Indonesia accept credit cards. There have been many stories when tourists, who are often wealthy and not so big fans, who raise too much cash, go to Indonesia, have had a great meal in Punchak (which includes 17 dishes or more). Unfortunately, when it comes to paying on time, the restaurant does not receive credit card payments at the time …..
Indonesian businesses prefer to pay immediately. This reduces the need to deal with the bank when it comes to paying off the loan. So as long as you don't stay in a five-star hotel with very little out-of-town travel, transfer your cash in a sufficient amount.
I hope these six tips will help.