Top 5 essential items for your trip to: Bali
These five simple, yet essential, things will make your life so much easier when you’re travelling in Bali. Make sure you stock up to enjoy your trip!
1. Mosquito Repellent (Lotion/Spray Anti-Nyamuk)
In Bali, don’t be surprised when when you find mosquitos buzzing around you all the time – you are in a tropical country after all! Some people can take them and some people feel annoyed with their bites – but mosquitos are everywhere, and you won’t be able to avoid them. Because of this, it’s a good idea to bring mosquito repellent and remember to put it on your skin so you don’t have bites that distract you from your holiday.
2. Water Bottle (Botol Air Minum)
Tap water in Bali is not suitable for drinking. You could easily buy bottles of mineral water from local convenience stores, or local kiosks – but it is better to avoid creating more waste if you can – especially considering how many tourists visit this holiday destination. Most of the hostels in Bali provide water gallons, and at local hotels you could easily fill up too.
3. Power Bank
Taking pictures, posting updates to your social media, searching for maps or nearby attractions on your phone is standard for today’s modern traveller. And, as I’m sure you can imagine – it’s quite inconvenient when you are unable to do any of these due to a flat battery. If you find a café or convenience store, you probably could charge your smartphones, but there’s also a good possibility that all of the plugs will be occupied or they just won’t provide the option. Invest in a small power bank, and keep your devices going while you explore the magnificent beaches.
4. Tissue (Tisu)
This is an essential item – you will need them in every way imaginable. Either you’ll step in a puddle, need to wipe your brow, find some strange sticky goo on a table, or (the most likely case) you’ll encounter a toilet that just doesn’t have any paper. Some public toilets in Indonesia provide toilet paper, but most of them don’t – so if you can’t go without it – always bring a pack of tissues along with you.
5. Small Change (Uang Receh)
Most of the time, local shops, kiosks or convenience stores don’t have any small change. It’s especially tough for them when you want to buy a cheap item and pay with a high value note (such as Rp50,000 or Rp100,000). To make sure you can always buy what you need, be sure to bring various denominations of Indonesian Rupiah on your travels – it’s always good to have several Rp2,000, Rp5,000 and Rp10,000 notes for example, and the odd Rp1,000 coin.