or Stolen Credit Card
American Express : 1-800-528-4800
Diners Club : 1-800-234-6377
Mastercard : 1-800-627-8372
Visa : 1-800-336-8472
Don't leave valuables unattended in your rental
car, on the beach or any other places that may
attract thieves. Bali is a beautiful places to
live and visit, but you still need to cautious.
Speed limits in Bali are generally lower then
anywhere else. Wearing seat belts is mandatory
for driver and front seat passengers. If your
travel by motorbike, don't forget to put your
1. Keep a list of credit card and traveler's check
numbers and a photocopy of your passport with
a business associate, relative or friend in case
your wallet or cards are stolen.
2. Never carry large amounts of cash: use traveler's
check. If you must carry large sums of money,
do not display it openly.
3. Have the telephone numbers to call in case
your checks or credit cards are lost or stolen.
1. Use only designated licensed taxis.
2. Make sure your taxi driver is the person pictured
on the license.
3. Inquire about the fare prior to embarking to
1. Ask for directions at your hotel on how to
get to those attractions you want to visit, make
sure you have maps and all numbers with you.
2. Select your guides carefully.
3. Ask if there is any areas in town you should
avoid. Stick to well-lighted main streets and
4. Looking lost; (stopping and looking at addresses
or staring at street signs) may make you look
like an easy target for crime. If you do get lost,
find and open business and ask for directions.
5. Only carry with you the cash you will need,
and only in small denominations.
at Your Hotel
1. Never leave valuables in your room, place them
in the provided safe.
2. If you are driving by yourself, use valet parking
3. If you lose your key, please notify the front
desk immediately. Request for a new key may require
you to produce identification.
4. Never announce your hotel room number or invite
strangers to your room.
5. Report to management any suspicious movements
in the corridors or rooms.
1. Check your local Government Department Travel
Advisories before deciding on your vacation.
2. When you are in Bali, please familiarize yourself
with the telephone number of the nearest foreign
consulate of your country of origin.
3. Make two photocopies of the first two pages
of your passport: one to carry with you and one
for your luggage. Some countries require you to
carry your passport with you, but most police
departments will accept a copy until you can retrieve
the original. Keep it in the hotel safe.
4. Carry only a small amount of local currency
for taxis, gratuities and local purchases.
5. Be especially careful in "well-to-do-areas".
Thieves know that's where you're most likely to
let down your guard.
6. Ask the hotel concierge which parts of the
city should be avoided, particularly after daylight
Most banks are open 8am - 3pm, Monday - Friday.
Foreign currency exchange is available at the
main branches of large banks. You may cash your
dollar currency or traveler's checks with your
A tax of 10% is added to purchase in Bali. Foreign
visitors must pay duty at customs upon their arrival
All 4 & 5-star hotels in Bali use purified
filtered water for food consumption and drinks.
Don not drink from the tap water, 4 & 5-star
hotels will provide you with purified bottled
water. Travelers should have any questions concerning
water safety, please talk to the duty manager
at your hotel.
Where water might be contaminated, travelers should
be advise that ice from establishments other than
a 4 & 5-star hotel should also be considered
contaminated and should not be use in beverages.
If ice has been in contact with containers used
for drinking, travelers should be advised to thoroughly
clean the containers, preferably with soap and
hot water, after the ice has been discarded.
It is safer to drink a beverage directly from
the can or bottle with a straw than from a questionable
container. However, water on the outside of beverage
cans or bottles might also be contaminated. Therefore,
travelers should be advised to dry wet cans or
bottles before they are opened and to wipe clean
surfaces which the mouth will be contact. Where
water might be contaminated, travelers should
be advised to avoid brushing their teeth with
To avoid illness, travelers should be advised
to select food with care. All raw food is subject
to contaminated. Particularly in areas where hygiene
and sanitation are inadequate, the travelers should
be advised to avoid smaller establishments outside
from the 4 & 5-star hotels. 4 & 5-star
hotels have much higher hygiene control system,
this is way we pay little extra. Consumption of
food and beverages obtained from street food vendors
has been associated with a very high increased
risk of illness. Do not eat from street vendors.
The easiest to guarantee a safe food source for
an infant < 6 month of age is to have the infant
breast fed. If the infant has already been weaned
from the breast, formula prepared from commercial
power and bottled water from your hotel is the
safest and most practical food.
What preventive measures are effective for travelers'
Travelers can minimize their risk for travelers'
diarrhea (TD) by practicing the following effective
- Avoid eating foods or drinking beverages purchased
from street vendors or other establishments where
unhygienic condition are present.
- Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat and seafood.
- Avoid eating raw fruits (e.g. oranges, bananas,
avocados) and vegetables unless you or the hotel
peel them. If handled properly , well-cooked and
packaged foods are usually safe. Tap water, ice,
unpasteurized milk, and dairy products are associated
with increased risk for TD. Safe beverages include
bottle carbonated beverages, hot tea or coffee,
beer, wine, and water boiled or appropriately
treated with iodine or chlorine.
What treatment measures are effective for travelers'
TD usually is a self-limited disorder and often
resolves without specific treatment; however,
oral rehydration is often beneficial to replace
lost fluids and electrolytes. Clear liquids are
routinely recommended for adults. Travelers who
develop three or more loose stools in an 8-hour
period ---especially if associated with nausea,
vomiting, abnominal cramps, fever, or blood in
stools--- may benefit from antimicrobial therapy,
call your hotel's doctor.
Fun in The Sun
Skin and Eyes Beware.
Bali means we want to be outside to enjoy the
warm sunny weather. Unfortunately, the warm weather
has a downside. Skin cancers and cataracts are
often related directly to the amount of sun a
person is exposed to. Beleive it or not, 80% of
our lifetime sun exposure occurs before we are
20 years old.
The folowing are some helpful tips to keep in
mind this summer while we are enjoying the sun:
- Babies under 6 months of age should be kept
out of direct sunlight. Move your baby to the
shade or under three, umbrella or the stroller
canopy. Dress babies in lightweight clothing that
covers the arms and legs.
- Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going
outside, and use sunscreen even on claudy days.
The sun protection factor (SPF) should be at least
15. Remember that sunscreen may only be 50% effective
as they claim. A rule of thumb is that children
should not be out in direct sunlight for any longer
than 5 minutes multiplied by the SPF being used
(example: SPF 15 x 5 = 75 minutes). Try to keep
children out of the sun between 10am and 4pm,
that's when the sun rays are the strongest. Only
use sunscreen made specially for children. While
babies under 6 months may have a minimal amount
of sunscreen applied to small areas (such as face
or back of hands), the best advice is to avoid
the sunlight. Always use a water resistant sunscreen
and reapply if they have been in the water. Rashes
and scars should get extra protection as this
skin more sensitive. For scars, noses, and other
parts that burn easily, use sunblock with zinc
oxide. Everyone should always wear UV protective
sunglasses. Hats with brims turn forward are good
idea as well to protect the eyes and face.
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