RATU MOTU - What To Bring Western Sumatra, Indonesia
What To Bring
$US25 cash to purchase an entry visa when you arrive at customs in Indonesia. NOTE: Visa entry fee MUST BE PAID IN CASH and it MUST BE PAID IN $USD and there are no ATM machines between the plane and customs. Therefore you need to bring $USD25 cash with you!!
Airport departure tax rates are payable in Rupiah. Departure, airport and airline taxes are the responsibility of guests.
Passports, airline tickets, travel insurance information, itinerary and other travel documents.
Cash. Indonesia Rupiah, $US or $AUD. You will need cash for your Indonesian Visa ($US25) on arrival, Indonesian Airport departure tax, personal telephone calls, additional meals in transit, etc. Cash for everything other than the entry visa can be exchanged or withdrawn from ATM’s after you pass through customs in Indonesia.
Two COLOR photocopies of your passport (photo page). This is required to be handed into management on check-in. The local port authorities require these to register you as a visitor/tourist in the region.
2- 3 pairs of board shorts
Some t-shirts / shirt or shawl for women (singlet’s are inappropriate in major towns & Muslim areas)
Loose long clothing (to protect against mosquitoes if you go outside at night)
Booties (for surfing and beach combing over reefs)
Sand shoes (or booties for island exploration)
Solarez – the type with rovings in it
Spare leg ropes
Long-sleeved rash shirts
Tropical surf wax
Spare fins and keys, spare plugs and screws if you have FCS system
Sunscreen and lip balm 30+
A good sense of humor (grumpy people will be sent home on first available flight)
Camera, film, re-chargers, adapters
A re-usable/non-disposable drink bottle to fill up from water bubble in lodge. (We try to reduce and eliminate single-use plastic water bottles polluting the island and ocean.)
Fishing and diving gear (we supply these but you may prefer using your own)
Thin board cover (to protect your board from impact, sun and wax damage during boat transfers to breaks)
First Aid Kit. There is a fully equipped first aid kit on board. However we strongly suggest you bring the following items in your personal kit: pain relief, waterproof bandages and Band-Aids, antibacterial ointment, betadine (iodine), tweezers, syringes, mosquito repellent, sting ease, malaria medication, aqua ear and Cotton buds, cold/flu tablets, multi vitamins, sports rub, motion sickness medication, general antibiotics, suture kit (for stiches), personal medication. (Note: Some prescription medication requires a note from your GP before international travel. If you are taking prescription medication, please check with your GP before departure.) If you are travelling as a group, it is worth consolidating items on this list to reduce luggage.