Comprising over 13,000 islands, Indonesia has much to offer, with splendid temples, pristine diving sites, majestic volcanoes and a capital that is a melting pot of cuisines and culture!
Unfortunately, you may encounter “mafia-like” groups around some touristy areas who have perfected a bunch of tourist targeted scams.
Note: vast majority of trips are trouble free and there is no need to be paranoid. That said, it always pays to be aware, careful, and prepared.
- Police: 110, 112
- Ambulance and rescue: 118
- Fire: 113
- Medical: 119
- Tourist police (Jakarta): (021) 526 4073
- Tourist police (Bali): (0361) 754 599/(0361) 224 111
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