Packing list

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  • Sunglasses
  • Glasses with clear lenses for scooter driving at night (almost all available helmets have dark glasses)
  • Hand fan (against heat)
  • Small backpack for travelling
  • Mask, snorkel, fins
  • If necessary glasses, contact lenses, cleansing fluid


  • Mosquito repellent
  • Toothbrush and your favourite toothpaste
  • Hair trimmer, shaver, razor, shaving cream, after-shave
  • Perfume
  • ‘ ‘Sunscreen”’ (because very expensive in Bali!), aftersun lotion
  • Tampons
  • Traveler-/Backpacker-towels or normal towels
  • Shower gel, shampoo, deodorant
  • Comb, hairbrush
  • Oropax


  • Shorts and Skirts
  • Underwear (boxer shorts, panties, socks)
  • T-Shirts
  • Dark pants / jeans
  • White Shirt / Blouse
  • Long sleeved shirts (for evenings against mosquitoes or time in the mountains)
  • Shoes, flip-flops, running shoes (jogging at the beach rules!)


  • Embassy documents (for those with student visa)
  • Passport photos
  • Tans for Bank Transfer
  • Vaccination certificate (so that the doctor can see the current vaccination status if needed)
  • Health insurance card / proof of (for “larger” hospital visits)
  • Minimum two (2) Credit cards
  • Pencil case with pens, calculators
  • International driver’s license


  • Camera (with charger, memory card, card reader, if necessary lenses and a tripod)
  • Laptop (with charger, mouse, mouse pad, external hard drive)
  • Headphones
  • Indonesian SIM card (if you already have one)
  • smartphone holder for the scooter (Ideal to use for the smartphone as a navigation system)
  • Multi-adapter for different countries (Singapore and Malaysia, for example, use the English plug system)

Packing list for hand luaggage

  • Plane Ticket
  • Contact of the accommodation
  • Books
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Cash
  • Ballpoint pen (to fill the customs card)
  • Mobile Power Charger for Smartphones / Tablet (so the battery lasts longer)
  • Tablet for playing / watching movie
  • Smartphone
  • Headphones for MP3 player
  • Pillow / neck pillow (for better sleep)
  • Jacket (because the air conditioning is usually set too cold)
  • Multi-adapter for different countries