Customs regulations allow, on entry, a maximum of two litters of alcoholic beverages, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 100 grams of tobacco and a reasonable amount of perfume. Photographic, video and movie equipments, radio, typewriter and car must be declared to custom upon entry and must be re-exported. Narcotics, arms and ammunitions, TV. sets and Chinese medicines are items prohibited.

Government offices are open Monday to Friday from 8 am. till 3 pm. Businesses have various office hours, but 9 am. - 4 pm. is a safe bet on weekdays. Banks are generally open 8 am. - 4 pm. with a half day on Saturday, though their foreign exchange counters close in the early afternoon.

Major world currencies in the form of cash or travellers cheques can be easily converted into Indonesia Rupiah (Rp.) at banks, authorized money changers or the cashier's desk of your hotel. The Rupiah is pegged to the US Dollar, depreciating about 5% a years. The exchange rate is currently fluctuative to one US Dollar; official daily rates are posted in newspapers and at banks and money changers. Paper currency is available in denominations of 100, 500, 1.000, 5.000, 10.000, 20.000, and 50.000.

Indonesia is linked to the world by two telecommunications satellites, and International Direct Dialling is available at all leading hotels. Overseas calls can also be made at Surabaya is seven hours ahead of GMT.

Coming from outside the Indonesia archipelago, you have some main options : Directly to Juanda Surabaya International Airport from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Townsville, Beijing, Guangzhou, Taiwan, Hongkong, Amsterdam. Through Jakarta's International Airport Bandara Soekarno-Hatta, through Polonia in Medan and through Ngurah Rai in Denpasar Bali.

BY SEA : An ocean cruise to Java should not be missed. A number of cruise operators have added Java and Bali to their schedules in recent years.You can enter through Surabaya (Tanjung Perak Harbour), Semarang or Tanjung Priok (Jakarta) on the north coast. The are also regular passanger ships which connect Surabaya with other coastal.

BY LAND : Surabaya is connected with other parts of the country by trains and by buse. Purabaya is the buses station connects Surabaya and other cities in Java, Bali and Sumatra. Pasar Turi railway Station is the train station from Surabaya to the west destination via north coast of Java Island.

There are lots of different ways to get around in Surabaya, from the traditional becak (trishaw) to bemos (enclosed minibus), public buses and air conditioned cabs. Metered taxis, Taxis from Juanda International Airport follow a fixed rate schedule and must be paid for in advance at the transport counter outside the arrival gate Cars are also available for rent with or without a driver.












The World is blessed with everything. A tropical paradise, but there's only one real beauty a singular combination of scenic wonders and cultural heritage . From friendly people to smoking Volcano, Welcome to East Java with 38 regencies and its people.

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