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Basic Information of Lombok Island

 
Country Republic of Indonesia
The Island area 4725k㎡
Population 3 million people
Location Flight time from Jakarta: 2 hours
Flight time from Bali Island : 30 minutes
Boat time from Padangbai, Bali Island: around 5 hour
Currency the unit is Rupiah
Administrative District West Nusa Tenggara
Time Difference minus 1 hour from Japan time
Language official language is Indonesian. Lombok Island residents use Sasak language.
Religion Islam Catholic Hinduism Buddhism
Season The dry season is from May to October,The rainy season is from November to April.
Voltage 220V Frequency 50Hz Japanese products’ transformer: C plug

climate

Indonesia is long in width, which is located near the equator so it almost belongs to the tropical climate. Because of such location the season is divided into dry season and rainy season. As a guideline, the dry season is from May to October and the rainy season is from November to April.

Lombok Island is located right under the south of equator so the weather is mild throughout the year.The day temperature is from 27℃ to 32℃.In Indonesia the seasonal wind Monsoon blows from south to east in June to October and from November to March next year, the wind from north west blows.

The temperature and precipitation of Lombok Island
By months 1mo 2mo 3mo 4mo 5mo 6mo 7mo 8mo 9mo 10mo 11mo 12mo
the highest temperature/℃ 32 32 30 31 30 29 28 29 29 29 31 33
the lowest temperature/℃ 21 21 23 22 22 22 22 22 21 22 22 22
precipitation/mm 280 231 153 108 93 43 29 19 33 110 159 247

rainy
In the rainy season, there is a lot of rainfall and the humidity becomes high. But it does not rain all day, and the fact is, it rains heavily like torrents as in early evening rain shower, but it stops raining in a short period of time. When you have come across heavy rain, let’s wait for it to stop over a cup of tea or something. The rainy season is the one when kinds of fruits increase and taste better. Durian, the king of fruits, is less expensive and more delicious pieces come on the market. This is the best season to enjoy rich southern-country fruits.

dry
In the dry season, the weather is pretty stable without rain and the temperature does not get higher, the weather people can spend days comfortably continues. In the clear day, the bright light is reflected on the sea and it is recommended that people enjoy the marine sports in this clear beautiful sea.

Attire

In Lombok, during the night, it becomes chilly so it is better to bring thin long sleeved shirts. The basic attire is to wear a half sleeved summer clothes but in a higher altitude place, there is a big temperature difference so it is better to bring long sleeved top shirts. Next, be careful of wearing clothes that match TPP. When visiting temples, exposing clothes such as short pants or tank tops are inappropriate to wear.

Visa

When Japanese want to visit Indonesia, a short-term visit Visa (Visa on arrival) is needed.The visa can be obtained when arriving at main Indonesia airports. It is not necessary to go through any advance procedure in Japan.

When entering Indonesia, your Visa validity must be at least the days of staying in Indonesia plus six months or longer.When leaving the country, please check if there are more than 3 consecutive unused pages in your passport and your airline tickets for going back.

The price of Visa
Applicable staying days The price
In less than 30 days $ 35

Do not lose the half of the disembarkation card the disembarkation officer gives you. It is needed when you leave the country.

Passengers who has a business and similar Visas are to proceed directly to immigration inspection.

Short-term visiting Visa’s income duty target and locations

Japan、United States of America、Australia、South Africa、Argentina、Brazil、Denmark、United Arab Emirates、Finland、United Kingdom、Italy、Italy、Korea、Norway、France、Portugal、Switzerland、New zealand、Taiwan、Hungary、Belgium、India、 Ireland、State of Kuwait、Luxembourg、Egypt、Oman、Austria、 Portugal、Qatar、China、Russia、Saudi Arabia、Spain、65 countries and areas like Maldives, etc.

The nationalities which do not require arrival visa

  1. BRUNEIDAUSSALAN
  2. CHILE
  3. HONGKONG
  4. MACAU
  5. MALAYSIA
  6. MOROCCO
  7. PERU
  8. PHILIPPINES
  9. SINGAPORE
  10. THAILAND
  11. VIETNAM

For the countries which do not need visa when visiting Indonesia, a short-term stay within 30 days stay during which visa acquisition is not required is allowed.

As you may already know, the Minister in charge of Indonesia announced the principle of making the Visa on Arrival issuing fee free of charge, targeting January 2015.

At present, when Japanese tourists enter Indonesia, they must obtain VOA (Visa on Arrive) at the airport or the port where they arrive. When obtaining such visa, $35 has been required so far. However, this announcement states that they will make it free of charge, covering 5 countries of Japan, China, South Korea, Australia and Russia.

This announcement by the minister in charge means that “they are considering making the Visa on Arrive issuing fee free of charge, targeting January 2015”, which does not mean that “they decided to do so from January 2015 onward”.
That is still under review, not a final decision.

Furthermore, it should be noted that it may be suddenly enforced without advance notice. Collect information thoroughly before traveling. Even after the Visa on Arrive is made free, the immigration inspection is the same as before.
Thereby, we sincerely hope that even more people will visit Indonesia. (November 20, 2014)

Mothproof measures

Since Indonesia weather is steaming and hot, it is a perfect weather for harmful insects like mosquitoes.

Especially in wet season, there are a lot of mosquitoes and there is a fear of getting bitten by the pests and being infected with diseases, so you are required to bring your personal pest spray with you. The way to prevent such diseases is to be careful of not getting bitten by mosquitoes.
Keep in mind to wear such clothes that do not expose your skin, and during the daytime be more alert and be careful of mosquitoes.Outdoor electronic pesticides will do as well.

Drinking water

The tap water is not fit for drinking water so purchase mineral water from the local stores. Also, at restaurants etc., beware of drinks with ice, as there is a possibility of using raw water.

toilets

Most of the hotels or restaurants tourists use frequently have western style toilets. Some others have Japanese style toilets. After using the toilet paper, instead of flushing the paper, throw it away in the trash can set aside. Some toilets are without toilet paper, so it is convenient to carry tissue paper.