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INDONESIA

TRAVEL CONCERNS: 

Susceptible to major, devastating earthquakes, heavy flooding, volcano eruptions. 

LANGUAGE:  Indonesian 

CURRENCY:  Rupiahs   Rp 

BEST TIME TO VACATION: 

MAJOR HOLIDAYS: 

August 17: Independence Day 


JAKARTA

BEST TIME TO VACATION:  June through September is cooler  




BALI

LANGUAGE: 

Indonesian 

CURRENCY: 

Rupiahs 

BEST TIME TO VACATION:  

May, June, July &  August are the preferred months to visit. This is the “dry season”- although you will not be rain-free. Cooler temperatures prevail.  Best time to vacation in the Northern Sulawesi. 

 

AVOID:   October through March: extremely humid-The “rainy-wet season.” The winter months: visit Raja Ampat.

 

 

WINDOW SHOPPING IN BALI  

 

Shop for items of batik, woven baskets, furniture, fine arts, silver items, glass. 

 

 

WILDLIFE VIEWING IN BALI: 

 

 

 

Two long-tailed macaques looking at a statue

 

Twenty-three species of macaques live in Asia, North Africa, Tibet, Indonesia, Taiwan, and India.  Macaques are very intelligent and may be ill-tempered as adults.  They have a very intricate social structure and often live in troops.  Something of a warning note for those who want a macaque for a pet:  nearly all pet and captive rhesus macaques carry Herpes B virus.  Herpes B is harmless to macaques, but if caught by humans, can be fatal.  Japanese Macaques (the snow monkey) bath together in hot springs and roll snowballs for fun. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ubud Moneky Forest nature reserve and Hindu temple comples in Ubad, Bali, Indonesia is a popular tourist attraction visited by 10,000 tourists a month. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macaques eat fruit, seeds, leaves, flowers, tree bark.  Some eat crabs, some eat occasionally small vertebrates.