Indonesia free visa countries
These are the 169 countries receive an Indonesia free visa. The countries with an asterisk (*) are the 79 newly added countries for visa free entry.
Antigua and Barbuda *
Bosnia and Herzegovina *
Burkina Faso *
Cape Verde *
Commonwealth of Dominica
Costa Rica *
Cote D’Ivoire *
Dominican Republic *
El Salvador *
Hong Kong SAR
Marshall Islands *
Papua New Guinea
Puerto Rico *
Sao Tome and Principe *
Solomon Island *
Sri Lanka *
St Kitts and Nevis *
St Lucia *
St Vincent and Grenadines *
Trinidad & Tobago *
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Rizal Ramli giving Indonesia free visa entry to 45 extra countries
Dr. Rizal Ramli – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Resources of the Republic of Indonesia
This free visa is for 30 days only and not extendable. You can enter and exit Indonesia on a free visa through 29 airports and 88 harbours and 7 land crossings.
Find out which airports and harbours can process free visa arrivals and departures.
The idea is that these free visa countries will boost the number of foreign visitors to Indonesia and create new job opportunities.
According to Rizal the original extra 45 countries (added on 10 June 2015) have already created a 15% growth in tourist arrivals.
These Indonesia free visa countries are chosen on a set of government criteria.
“Countries that are known to have issues with drugs, economic stability, and radicalism are not eligible” said Rizal.
Director General of Immigration Ronny Sompie said that they will add immigration counters at the airports specifically for visa-free visitors.
Copy from: http://id.indonesia.travel/en/event/detail/844
8 Jun 2014 – 11 Jun 2014
Unveiling the wonders of the small islands of Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Penida, off the eastern coast of Bali, the Nusa Penida Festival will be held on 8th to 11th June 2014. Presented by the Regency of Klungkung through its Tourism and Culture Office, the festival will be centered at the Nusa Lembongan Island and will involve all the villages of the district.
Scheduled to be held for four consecutive days, the festival will feature all the distinct cultural attractions and handicrafts of the islands which are rarely presented to public. Among these are the art of Sanghyang Gerodog which is an authentic performance of Nusa Lembongan. The art of Sanghyang Gerodog was thought to have been lost for over 32 years before it was revived about two years ago. Sanghyang Gerodog was originally performed for a full month period featuring 100 types of Sanghyang including Sanghyang dedari, Sanghyang Penyalin, and more. There will also be a performance of Rejang Renteng, a traditional dance from Nusa Penida.
The festival will also feature the traditional hand-woven fabric of Nusa Penida called Cepuk and the traditional culinary delight of Ledok which can only be found on the island. Other highlights of the festival are the ‘Jukung’ traditional boat competition, tours to various villages of the islands, and more.
Separated by the Badung Strait some 15Km off the southeastern coast of Sanur on Bali, the enchanting trio islands of Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Penida are where one will find pristine beauty of unspoilt white sandy beaches, exhilarating waves, crystal clear waters, stunning natural rugged beauty, and picturesque sceneries away from the vibrant sounds and vivacious atmosphere of Bali’s southern coast.
Fusing the three islands into one fascination is the splendor that lies beyond the crystal clear blue waters that surround them. The seas here are known to be among the world’s best diving destinations, with its prima donna the rare giant ocean sunfish: the Mola Mola.
But beware, these waters have strong undercurrents that can suddenly pull divers out to the open Indian Ocean. Even experienced divers should, therfore, best be accompanied by local divemasters who are familiar with these dive sites.
The only way to reach the islands from Bali is by boat with approximate crossing time between 30 to 40 minutes from Sanur. There are several options according to budget and speed. It is straightforward to reach Nusa Lembongan, and visitors to Nusa Penida usually come via Nusa Lembongan, although direct services from Bali are available. Other services run from Benoa Harbour, and there are local public boat services to and from Padang Bai and Kusamba in East Bali.
For detail information please visit: www.festival.nusapenidamedia.com
The mola mola or ocean sunfish as it is also known is the heaviest bony fish in the world, which is not surprising considering that their average weight is 1000kg and one particular 3.1m long mola found in Australia, weighed an incredible 2,235kg. Normally these fish are found in oceanic waters, but they come closer to shore from as early as July until the beginning of November in Bali and are seen at a number of dive sites around Nusa Penida, often daily.
Statistics: Mola Mola, Nusa Penida Island-Bali
Average weight : 1,000kg
Family : Molidae
Sighted locally : Aug-Oct
Most renowned for their eccentric shape, the mola mola has no caudal fin, yet displays excessively large dorsal and ventral fins, making it far taller than it is long. Although often sighted by divers in shallower water, mola mola can swim to depths of almost 600m. The diet of a mola consists primarily of jellyfish, although they are also partial to the odd salp, comb jellies, zooplankton, squid, crustaceans and small fish. Fortunately for them, they possess relatively few predators – sealions, orcas and sharks being their only concern. Frequently though, molas are accidentally caught in fishing nets or are harmed through encounters with floating rubbish such as plastic bags.
The skin of a mola mola is approximately 3inches thick and its colouration is believed to be for camouflage; dark above fading to a lighter colour below. The fish are well known for the impressive number of parasites found on their skin: some 40 genera of mola parasites have been recorded to date. One of the most interesting facts about the mola mola involves its reproductive habits – females produce more eggs than any other known vertebrate, releasing up to 300million eggs into the ocean at any one time, to be externally fertilised by the male.
Mass cremation event on Nusa Penida Island – Bali on July to August 2012 in the villages are mentioned as follow:
1. Banjar Senangka, Desa Bunga Mekar | July 28′ 2012
2. Banjar Sakti, Desa Sakti | July 28′ 2012
3. Banjar Waru, Desa Kutampi | July 28′ 2012
5. Desa Ped, Banjar Pendem | August 11′ 2012
Ngaben, or Cremation Ceremony, is the ritual performed in Bali to send the deceased to the next life. The body of the deceased will be placed as if sleeping, and the family will continue to treat the deceased as sleeping. No tears are shed, because the deceased is only temporarily not present and will reincarnate or find his final rest in Moksha (freeing from the reincarnation and death cycle).
The proper day of the ceremony is always a matter of consulting a specialist on ceremony days. On the day of the ceremony, the body of the deceased is placed inside a coffin. This coffin is placed inside a sarcophagus resembling a buffalo (Lembu) or in a temple structure (Wadah) made of paper and wood. The buffalo or temple structure will be carried to the cremation site in a procession. The procession is not walking in a straight line. This is to confuse bad spirits and keep them away from the deceased.
The climax of Ngaben is the burning of the whole structure, together with the body of the deceased. The fire is necessary to free the spirit from the body and enable reincarnation.
Ngaben is not always immediately performed. For higher caste members it is normal to perform the ritual within 3 days. For lower caste members the deceased are buried first and later, often in a group ceremony for the whole village, cremated.