Idul Fitri

I have to admit then when I saw the headline of this article Coming to Bali, Bring Your ID Card, I thought to myself not more rules just to get into Bali. It’s bad enough having to pay excessive airline fees and airport charges, and, visa fees. Fortunately, when I […]

Security Measures in Place at the Airport and Sea Gateways

One of the most interesting religious groups in Indonesia are the Wetu Telu. Basically Muslim, they have their own version of Islam as well as sharing a temple with local Hindu’s. Recently the group celebrated Idul Fitri, the end of the month of Ramadan. Here’s more from the Jakarta Post.

Wetu Telu Muslims celebrate Idul Fitri in Lombok

Right now its Idul Fitri in Bali, meaning half of Java is here celebrating the end of the month of Ramadan. Today many businesses were closed, but nightlife venues are all open. Here’s the rundown of nightlife events for the next couple of weeks, provided by the Beat Magazine.

Bali nightlife: Wednesday October 25th 2006

Smog levels in parts of Kalimantan and Sumatra, are so bad at the moment, that 5 airports are closed. Visibility is down to 50-100 meters in places, making landings impossible. Another factor greatly affecting Indonesian air travel right now is Ramadan.

Smog and Ramadan: A hinderance to air travel in Indonesia