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"Packing List" Indonesia Packing List Tip by biawak

Indonesia What to Pack: 47 reviews and 31 photos

Luggage and bags: Use luggage that can be locked. Travelling with bags and suitcases that are not locked is not advisable. Never leave your luggage unattended in a public place.

Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Be current with your vaccinations against common intestinal problems such as cholera, dysentery, typhus/paratyphus. Diarrhea pills are a must if you plan to eat in the cheaper road stalls. Anti-malaria pills are important if you are going to swampy/forest areas. Urban areas have dengue fever problems sometimes.

Photo Equipment: Only 35 mm colour print film is available in every little town that has a photo-processing store. Slide/Positive film and other film sizes usually are much harder to find. They can be found mostly on specialty photography stores.

8 mm video is common. MiniDV, Hi8 and Digital8 tapes are more difficult but not impossible to find. Normal VHS types are common in larger cities but VHS-C or S-VHS can only be found in specialty stores. Tapes available are in PAL format.

Miscellaneous: Electricity is 220 Volts, 50 Hz. The plug type is 2 round holes, similar to Western European type (or with side grounding contacts or German/Swiss "Schuko" type).

TV system is PAL B/G.


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  • Updated Dec 24, 2002
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