In recent years Indonesia has become quite popular among Poles as a place for Holidays. The country is attractive almost all year round – even during the rain season, the crowds continue to visit this island country.
The most popular among tourists is still a Java and the Internet is available in almost all areas. In guesthouses and hostels there is usually wi-fi and mini Internet cafe. In popular restaurants wi-fi is also not uncommon. Internet cafes are quite popular but not so much as in other countries of Southeast Asia. Prices in cafes range from 2,000 to 4,000 IDR (US $ 1 = approx. 10 000 IDR).
It’s the same on smaller, but less attractive tourist islands. On Bali, Lomboku or tiny Gili, the Internet is rather common. On Bali and Lomboku – wi-fi is almost standard for guesthouses. On Gili there is no problem with accessing the Web but sometimes you have to pay for it. The most expensive place ever I come across was in Gili Trawangan – 20 000 IDR per hour to use wi-fi, if you are not a guest of the resort. Guests of resort could use the internet at will.
It is worse in Sumatra. Even in the very tourist oriented places such as Bukit Tinggi Bukit Lawang the Internet is not very common. In Bukit Lawang the internet cafe center – 4 places – is located in the lower part of the village, so if someone chose a guesthouse closer to the jungle (like me), had to go through the entire length of the village – 2 km. At the time, when I was in Bukit Lawang (June 2012) there was no room with wi-fi.
Price in Internet cafe for hour of internet use is 4000 IDR, but while you want to stay for at least 3 hours you could count on rebate.
This is guest post by Dagmara Bausz