About Indonesia

The people in Indonesia, coming form very diverse ethnic backgrounds are, generally outspoken friendly and easy to get along with. You will find most of them are nice and relatively tolerant of other cultures.

Five religions are recognized by the Indonesian government: Islam, Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist and Hindu. Mosques, churches, temples are found throughout the country. Although Indonesia has a predominantly Moslem population, some religious holidays of other religions are also celebrated as national holidays.

Indonesia has a fairly even climate all year round. Bandung’s climate is quite cold and humid. The average temperatures range from 23º Celcius at night and early morning to up to 26º Celcius at noon. The rainy season is usually from November to April, with some regional variations. Bandung has the heaviest rainfall from January to February.

Business Hours

Sat 8am-1pm

Mon-Thur 8 am -2 pm

Fri 8-11 am

Sat 8 am – 12.30 pm

Airline Offices:Mon-Fri
8 am – 4 pm & Sat 8 am – noon

Other events affecting the business hours:

(Government) offices close at 11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Fridays (Muslim mass prayer)

Ramadan (the ninth Islamic month) is a month of fasting for Muslims. Food counters and restaurants are generally closed during daylights, while discotheques are totally closed. The starting of the business hours delays half an hour and closes one hour earlier.

Time Zone

Indonesia is divided into three time zones: Western Indonesian Time or WIB (Sumatra, Java, West Kalimantan, and Central Kalimantan) is seven hours ahead of GMT. Central Indonesian Time (Bali, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara) is eight hours ahead of GMT. Eastern Indonesian Time (Maluku and Irian Jaya) is nine hours ahead of GMT.


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