Indonesia - General Info
UTC + 7 in the West Zone (Java, West & Central Kalimantan, Sumatra)
UTC + 8 in Central Zone (South & East Kalimantan, Bali, Sulawesi)
UTC + 9 in East Zone (Maluku, Irian Jaya)
Voltage: 127/230 V*
Frequency: 50 Hz
Indonesian rupiah (Rp) of 100 sen.
Credit cards are rarely accepted. ATMs are in many places, but generally have a low withdrawl limit.
International Dialing Code for Indonesia is +62.
A cheap Telekomsel dongle will give you high speed Internet access in the most obscure places.
Mobile phone Sims are also very cheap and international calls were very reasonable.
SE Asia Cruisers Net
THIS NET IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL.
In some towns there are very cheap communal buses ("bemos").
Taxis are rare, but you can usually hire a car with a driver.
"Ojeks" (motorcycle taxis) are everywhere and are useful for getting them to run errands e.g. get petrol or deliver water.
It is not advisable to drive (or ride) yourself - accidents are common.
A race/rally from Freemantle (Australia) to Bali
A race/rally from Darwin (Australia) to Ambon
The 2015 rally departs from Holiday Oceanview Marina on Samal Island, Davao City, Philippines, on 30th August and cruises around the Raja Ampat islands in West Papua, Indonesia, ending on 24th October.
Rally registration before the 1st of August 2015. For the first time this year there is a registration fee of US$200 which is refunded if you proceed with the rally (costs of CAIT, custom guarantee and other relevant permits are courtesy of the Indonesian Government). Festivals will be conducted in Sangihe, Morotai, Boalemo & Raja Ampat with activities and shows organised by local governments.
Contact Luc Callebaut at the e-mail address listed for information and registration.
Police - dial 110
Fire Service - Dial 113
Medical Emergency Services - Dial 118
Cruising Guide to Indonesia
By Andy Scott
Publisher - Cruising Guide to Indonesia
Published 1st edition 2014
For more information and to purchase go to www.cruisingguideindonesia.com
A comprehensive guide to the whole Indonesian Archipelago with 25 chapters covering the whole of the country.
Also available as an ebook.
Cruising the Tanimbar Islands of Eastern Indonesia
By Jan Carter
Published 3rd Edition 2006
To Purchase Email: email@example.com
Further information and an extract from the book can be seen at jancarter18.blogspot.com.
This 88-page book has been written by Jan Carter and is for sailors who intend to cruise in this area as well as those interested in learning about this area. The book contains information about Tanimbarese culture and history, craft, forestry and birdlife. It also includes information about 16 anchorages, food, health, trading, prices, availability of water and visa information. The book includes a six-page English/Indonesian ‘sailing terms’ dictionary, more than 90 photos and six maps.
Southeast Asia Cruising Guide Vol II (Indonesia, East Timor, Singapore, West Thailand, Papua New Guinea)
By Stephen Davies and Elaine Morgan
Publisher - Imray - end Edition (2008)
This is the first of the two-volume set of the Southeast Asia Cruising Guide to reach a second edition. It is the only guide that covers the entire length and breadth of a region frequently visited by round-the-world sailors. This edition concentrates on the most frequented routes and includes the most popular stops. This is essential reading for information about the general sailing conditions in the region; climate, currents, routes etc.
101 Anchorages Within the Indonesian Archipelago
By Geoff Wilson
Published by Red and White Publishing (October 2007)
Contact Siti Farahsanti firstname.lastname@example.org
Report from a cruiser in August 2015: This is the most useful hard-copy guide for anchorage information in Indonesia. All of the anchorages we visited were safe and well described in the guide. Our only criticism is that it would have benefitted from a more rigorous editing process: the numerous grammatical and spelling mistakes detract from the overall quality of the publication. There are also at least a couple of errors in the anchorage information pages (misnamed locations or lat/longs which belong to other anchorages). Well worth buying.
Island Information Website for the East Nusa Tenggara Province (East of Bali from Flores to West Timor). Recommended by cruisers.
Anchorages in Indonesia & Malaysia (2010)
SY Pacific Express have recorded the Lat and Longs of all their anchorages with comments.
Cruising Guide – Singapore to Darwin via Borneo and the Molucca Islands of Indonesia - by SV Carillon (2007-8)
This route took Steve and Lyn on Carillon, a Tayana 48, a year to complete, however could easily be done in 6 months.
Cruising Guide to Indonesia by SV Ocelot (2006)
Whilst the information on this blog is from several years ago, it is still very useful for those intending on cruising Indonesia and covers anchorages from Kupang, Timor, Indonesia, through Bali and Kalimantan (Borneo) to Singapore. Plus downloadable track files in both MaxSea (.ptf) format and in OpenCPN (.gpx) format.
Indonesia to Australia, Cruising in Company
Page on the Sail Indonesia website where boats returning from Indonesia to Australia can post their details if the wish to meet up with other yachts doing the same thing.
June 2015: Immigration updated. Visa details from Timor Leste from Rebecca Childress.
July 2014: Customs, Immigration and clearance checked/updated.
April 2013: Inconsistency of PIB requriement reported by Behan of SV Totem and confirmed by Ruth of Isle Marine Services.
April 2013: Checking in and out updates from Jonathan Rodriguez-Atkatz of S/Y ARIANA.
February 2013: Update from Robert Melanson re new CAIT application procedure.
October 2012: Customs updated with information about spares from Alison & Greg of SY Rex 1.
September 2012: All links checked and updated.
September 2012: Formalities tidied up and latest info. added with information from Ray La Fontaine, Gini of SV Marquesa and Ruth of Isle Marine Services, Bali.
September 2012: Latest fees for "Sosbud" visa (obtained in PNG) passed on by Gini of SV Marquesa, plus agent fees.
July 2012: Clarification on required paperwork received from David Woodhouse of Sail Indonesia
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